UKSG Introduction to Journals and E-Resources Today: London

10 Oct 2013
Europe/London

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.

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.

Fee

UKSG members:   £155.00 + £31.00 VAT [20%] (total £186.00)
Non-members:   £205.00 + £41.00 VAT [20%] (total £246.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.

Venue

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (Library)
1 Carlton House Terrace
London
SW1Y 5DB
                    
Tel.:  020 7451 7300 (Reception)

Programme

10.00   Registration and coffee
    
10.20   Welcome and introduction by the Chair and UKSG representative
Michael Davis, Senior Account Manager, STMS, Wiley

10.30   Managing content in the electronic world 
Stephen Buck, E-Resources and Periodicals Librarian, Dublin City University
‘Known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns: The Unbearable Insecurity of the Electronic Resources Librarian’ and how it all relates to Core Competencies
    
11.20   Discussion

11.40   Break

11.55   The business of e-resource publishing 
Mark Howard, Journals Sales Manager, Taylor & Francis Group
The key processes within commercial e-resource publishing, including launch, economics, editorial and marketing, pricing models, licensing and delivering electronically

12.45   Discussion

13.00   Lunch

13.45   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)

14.30   Discussion    

14.45   Intermediaries and their services 
Richard Smart, Regional Sales Manager, EBSCO Information Services
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

Feedback from the 2012 InJERT seminars

"Good selection of speakers representing libraries, publishers and intermediaries, and a good introduction to the topics."

"Enjoyed the day thoroughly - came out of it knowing a lot more than when I went in!"

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

The closing date for booking has now passed.  For further information please contact Karen Sadler at UKSG by e-mail or by phone: +44 (0)1865 310834.

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.

Cancellations

By Wednesday 2 October 2013 - full refund
From Thursday 3 October 2013 - 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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