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This one-day seminar aims to present a practical introductory overview of all aspects of journals and e-resources management....


June 09 2015 - 14:00
June 09 2015 - 22:00

About the Event

Course summary

This one-day seminar aims to present a practical introductory overview of all aspects of journals and e-resources management.

The emphasis is on developing a sound basic understanding of the details of journals and e-resources handling in order to promote efficient and informed working practices.  A wide range of day-to-day issues will be covered, with time devoted to recognising and resolving the problems that can arise at the boundaries between publishers, intermediaries and libraries, and addressing business models such as open access.  In addition, the seminar will provide an overview of the technical aspects of managing e-resources.

Delegates will be able to air and exchange views in the discussion session after each presentation.  An optional tour of the Library of Birmingham will be available immediately after the seminar.

Why you should attend

Designed particularly for staff who are new to working with journals and e-resources, whether from a publisher, an intermediary or a library, this seminar may also be of interest to those looking to consolidate and update their journals and e-resources knowledge.

Course level and previous knowledge required

Introductory and non-intensive, entry-level training for the beginner, novice or returner.

Learning objectives

•    To understand the key elements involved in journals and e-resources management, including how they are purchased, promoted and managed
•    To understand the key processes within commercial journal and e-resources publishing, including editorial and marketing, pricing and licensing
•    To understand the roles of both the traditional subscription agent and new intermediaries, and the growing range of electronic access services offered
•    To gain a broad awareness of the technical aspects of managing e-resources.


UKSG members:   £165.00 + £33.00 VAT [20%] (total £198.00)
Non-members:   £215.00 + £43.00 VAT [20%] (total £258.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


The Library of Birmingham (Meeting Room 101)
Centenary Square
Broad Street
B1 2ND

Tel.: 0121 303 6700 (Reception)


10.00   Registration and coffee
10.20   Welcome and introduction by the Chair and UKSG representative
Diana Massam, Project Manager, Library and Archival Services, Jisc

10.30   Managing content in the electronic world 
Regina O'Brien, Collections Manager, University of Salford
The importance of journals (print and electronic), e-resources and e-books, and how they are purchased, promoted and managed
11.15   Discussion

11.30   Break

11.45   The business of e-resource publishing 
James Pawley, Renewals and Sales Strategy Manager, SAGE
The key processes within commercial e-resource publishing, including launch, economics, editorial and marketing, pricing models, licensing and delivering electronically

12.30   Discussion

12.45   Lunch

13.30   Getting technical – an overview 
Laurence Lockton, Systems Librarian, University of Bath
An overview of linking, including DOI/CrossRef, OpenURL and KBART, authentication and authorisation, other relevant and emerging technologies, discovery services, and the technical aspects of usage statistics (COUNTER, SUSHI and JUSP)

14.15   Discussion    

14.30   Break

14.45   Intermediaries and their services 
Richard Savory, Licensing Manager, Jisc Collections
The development of intermediaries, the role of the traditional subscription agent, and a review of the new players and the growing range of electronic access services offered

15.30   Discussion

15.45   Close of seminar followed by an optional tour of the Library

Background course material

The Work of the Serials Librarian

The Work of the Journal Publisher

The Work of the Subscription Agent

Further reading - articles from Serials/Insights

How to book

This course is now fully booked.  For further information please contact Alison Whitehorn by email or phone +44 (0)1635 254292.

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


By Tuesday 2 June 2015 - full refund
From Wednesday 3 June 2015 - no refund

NB:  UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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