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June 12 2012 - 05:00
June 12 2012 - 12:00

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 afternoon discussion session.

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:   £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. 


Conference Room
Causewayside Building
National Library of Scotland
33 Salisbury Place
EH9 1SL     

Tel.: 0131 623 3312 (Security, Main Entrance)

Feedback from the 2011 InSERT seminars (London and Manchester)

"Very enjoyable day.  Nice friendly atmosphere.  Approachable speakers.  Thank you for the article links."

"The event was well organised with informative presenters and good food."

"I particulary enjoyed the interaction and the level it was pitched at."

"It helped me put a lot of jargon and acronyms in context - at last!"


10.00  Registration and coffee
10.20  Welcome and introduction by the Chair and UKSG representative
Fiona Ainsworth, Collections Manager - Library, Art & Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

10.30  Managing content in the electronic world  
Regina Ferguson, Senior Collections & Digital Developments Manager, University of Salford
The importance of journals (print and electronic), e-resources and e-books, and how they are purchased, promoted and managed

11.20  Break

11.30  The business of e-resource and print journals publishing  
Lesley Maw, Publishing Sales Manager, ICE Publishing
The key processes within commercial e-resource and print journals publishing, including launch, economics, editorial and marketing, pricing models, licensing and delivering electronically

12.20  Lunch

13.05  Getting technical – an overview  
Ross MacIntyre, Mimas Service Manager, The University of Manchester
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)

13.50  Intermediaries and their services  
Jane Wright, Sales Development Manager, Swets 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

14.40  Break

15.00  Discussion topics (introduced by the Chair)
A number of discussion topics to consider and discuss, and the opportunity for delegates to talk to one another and the presenters about their personal experiences with journals and e-resources

15.45  Evaluation forms and reporting back from the group discussions

16.00  Close of seminar

Background course material

The Work of the Serials Librarian

The Work of the Journal Publisher

The Work of the Subscription Agent

Discussion topics

Further reading - articles from Serials/Insights

How to book

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

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


By Wednesday 6 June 2012 - full refund
From Thursday 7 June 2012 - 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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