UKSG Open Access - An Introduction: London

23 May 2012

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What is Open Access?  Are you baffled by the terminology and uncertain as to what it’s all about?  Do you want to know which publishers are doing it, why and how they’re doing it, and what librarians have to do with it?  Are you looking for facts and a clear understanding?  Then come to this UKSG seminar when all will be

Why you should attend

This one-day seminar is designed to give a general and impartial introduction to the Open Access (OA) publishing model and the issues and management considerations related to it.  Various stakeholders including publishers, librarians and intermediaries will provide their perspectives on the OA model and its importance.  Current projects and future developments will also be covered.  A group discussion session at the end will allow delegates to talk with the presenters about topics that have arisen during the day, or issues that delegates wish to raise from their own working experience. 

Level and previous knowledge required

Introductory; no previous knowledge required. 

Learning objectives

Participants attending the seminar will:
• understand the difference between the traditional publishing model and the Open Access model
• appreciate the facts and issues pertaining to both approaches
• hear about new developments in Open Access
• understand why repositories are important
• learn how publishers provide Open Access in different ways and why
• hear from librarians about the challenges of managing Open Access in the library.


UKSG members:   £175.00 + £35.00 VAT [20%] (total £210.00)
Non-members:   £225.00 + £45.00 VAT [20%] (total £270.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch. 


The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (Library)
1 Carlton House Terrace
SW1Y 5DB     

Tel.:  020 7451 7300 (Reception)


10.00  Registration and coffee

10.30  Welcome and introduction by the Chair/UKSG representative
Carolyn Alderson, Acting Head of Licensing, JISC Collections

10.35  Review of the traditional commercial pricing models for accessing electronic content  
James Pawley, Regional Sales Manager, SAGE Publications

11.00  What is Open Access and how does it differ?  
Charlie Rapple, Associate Director, TBI Communications

11.30  Break


11.45  OAPEN-UK  
Exploring open access scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences
Caren Milloy, Head of Projects, JISC Collections

12.15  Repositories Support Project  
The work of the RSP in supporting repository development in the UK
Jackie Wickham, Open Access Adviser (Repositories Support Project),
Centre for Research Communications, University of Nottingham

12.45  Lunch

OA Journal Publishers and their Business Models:

13.30  BioMed Central (+ SpringerOpen)  
Bev Acreman, Commercial Director, BioMed Central

14.00  Nature Publishing Group  
David Hoole, Director of IP Policy and Licensing, Nature Publishing Group

14.30  Break

Working with OA:

14.45  Managing Open Access in the library  
Wendy White, Head of Scholarly Communication,
University of Southampton

15.15  Managing Open Access fees  
Chris Middleton, Head of Academic Services, Information Services,
University of Nottingham 
15.45  Questions and discussion session chaired by
Caroline Blenkin, Institutional Membership Consultant, The Royal Society

16.15  Close of seminar

How to book

The closing date for booking this event has now passed.  For further information contact Karen Sadler by email, or by telephone - +44 (0)1865 310834

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


By Tuesday 15 May 2012 - full refund
From Wednesday 16 May 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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