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A joint UKSG/ALPSP One Day Conference: The pace of change in our sector has accelerated - and that change has also become more wide-reaching. We are moving beyond the “fall out” from the digital revolution – and its implications for user behaviours, customer expectations, product formats and business models – into a much bigger shift, where established roles and accepted models are being questioned. Boundaries are blurring, with funders and universities taking greater ownership of how research is communicated, and publishers and libraries exploring new areas in which they can provide services and support. Where does all of this change leave researchers - are they already realising new benefits, or are they suffering from having one foot in the old world and one in the new? What will happen next, and how should scholarly publishers and librarians prepare?

When

November 13 2019 - 10:00
to
November 13 2019 - 17:15

Where

Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge
45 Prescot Street
London, E1 8GP
United Kingdom

About the Event

Event summary

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Shifting power centres in scholarly communications: Implications and future roles for libraries and publishers.

This year’s One-Day Conference is a partnership between UKSG and ALPSP, two organizations well placed to understand and address the scholarly communications’ community’s needs and concerns in this rapidly evolving ecosystem. The event promises strategic insight, practical takeaways and robust discussion among research funders, academics, librarians and publishers.

Registration from £190 +VAT for members of UKSG and ALPSP (non-member rate available) - book your place now

A number of Sponsorship Opportunities are available - click here for details.

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Programme

Time
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Programme
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0930

Registration and coffee

10:00

Welcome from the chair

Andrew Barker
Lancaster University

Andrew Barker has been Director of Library Services at Lancaster University since September 2019. Prior to that he was Associate Director of Library Services at Liverpool John Moores University between 2016 and 2019. Andrew has also held senior library roles at the University of Liverpool and the University of East Anglia. 

 

Professionally, Andrew has a longstanding commitment to USKG, of which he is currently Chair. He was previously chair of the UKSG journal Insights editorial board. 

10:10

Emerging opportunities for libraries - implications and future directions for scholarly communications

Beth Montague-Hellen
University of Nottingham

Dr Beth Montague-Hellen started off academic life as a Molecular Biologist studying at Manchester University. The next 14 years were spent as a Bioinformatician, accruing an MSc, a Phd and several postdoc positions on the way.

In 2016 Beth retrained as a Librarian and has since then primarily worked in Scholarly Communications and Research Support at a number of different UK Higher Education institutions, recently moving into the role of Senior Research Librarian for Research Data Management & Engineering at the University of Nottingham.

Beth can be found on twitter at @phdgeek talking about the importance of Open Data, Open Access and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion initiatives.

Regina Everitt
University of East London

Regina Everitt began her professional career as a technical author/trainer working with computer companies that developed bespoke software for the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and financial sectors in the US and UK.  She later transitioned into the HE sector developing and managing libraries, social learning spaces, and other learning resources. She is currently Director of Library, Archives and Learning Services at the University of East London.

Concerned about the low representation of BAME staff members in leadership positions in academic libraries, she co-project managed SCONUL research to document BAME staff experiences in LIS with a view to working with the sector to change the trend.  She is also a member of the CILIP Steering Group for the newly-formed Network for BAME Library and Information Professionals as well as a member of the Steering Group for the M25 Consortium of Libraries.

Carly Lightfoot
Scholarly Communications Manager University of East London

11:00

UNIVERSITY JOURNALS: An efficient and convenient open access publishing platform owned by universities

Max Haring
University of Amsterdam Libraries

Max Haring works at the library of the University of Amsterdam as project manager for the University Journals platform initiative. Max has more than 12 years’ experience in academic publishing: he worked at Springer(-Nature) in several publishing positions and was responsible for setup and operations of an Open Access mega journal and linked manuscript cascade strategy. At Amsterdam University Press he developed Open Access policies and acquisition strategies for books and journals. He also provides consultancy for learned societies on how to developing their publishing portfolios and he educates junior publishers. Max has a PhD in biochemistry.

11:30

Break

12:00

Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access and Plan S (SPA-OPS) project

Alicia Wise
Information Power

Alicia Wise is a game changer working at the intersection of copyright, digital technologies, policy, and people. As a conceptual thinker and experienced communicator, she has expertise in driving organisational development and transformational change. She has been active in Open Access for 20 years as an academic author and in roles with funders, libraries, consortia, publishers, and universities. Prior to joining Information Power Ltd she held roles with Elsevier, the Publishers Association, Publishers Licensing Society, Jisc, Archaeology Data Service, and in universities. She has served on the boards of organisations including Access to Research, Accessible Books Consortium, CHORUS, CLOCKSS, Digital Preservation Coalition, and Research4Life.

12:20

Transformative journals - a publisher perspective

Susie Winter
Springer Nature

Susie Winter is Director of Communications and Engagement, Research at Springer Nature where she heads up external communications for Springer Nature in its position as a leading research publisher. 

Susie joined Springer Nature from the Publishers Association, the trade association for the publishing industry in the UK where, as Director of Policy and Communications, she was responsible for developing and leading the PA’s work across the policy agenda as well as promoting the UK publishing industry at both a UK and European level.  

Prior to that she was the first Director General for the Alliance for Intellectual Property, working to ensure that the importance of IP rights to the UK economy is recognised.  Having begun her career as a Press and Broadcasting Officer for the Liberal Democrats she then spent several years at communications consultancy Luther Pendragon.

12:40

How publishers are adapting to the shifting scholarly impact landscape

Ian Mulvany
Sage Publishing

Ian Mulvany is head of transformation at SAGE Publishing. He helped setup SAGE’s methods innovation incubator SAGE Ocean following a lean product development approach. Previously he ran technology operations for eLife, was head of product for Mendeley and ran a number of early web2.0 products for Nature Publishing Group.

He is passionate about creating digital tools that support the research enterprise. He is interested in the interplay between different stakeholders that can lead to the sustainably of these kinds of tools.

13:00

Lunch and networking

14:00

The Funder perspective on owning OA platforms

Dr. Jocelyn LeBlanc
Association of Medical Research Charities

Jocelyn LeBlanc is the Research, Data and Impact Manager at the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), a membership organisation representing over 145 charities in the UK. She is responsible for demonstrating the impact of charity-funded medical research and connecting and supporting members on issues related to research and impact. She coordinates AMRC Open Research, an F1000 platform for author-led publication and open peer review of research funded by AMRC member charities. AMRC Open Research was launched in early 2019 by 24 AMRC members.

 

Before joining AMRC, Jocelyn earned her PhD in neuroscience from Harvard Medical School and spent several years as a research fellow at Boston Children's Hospital studying brain development. Her work with children and families affected by neurodevelopmental disorders inspired her to pursue a career in the medical research charity sector. She is passionate about accelerating research progress and bringing impact to people sooner.

14:30

The European perspective

Cathal McCauley
Maynooth University

Cathal is University Librarian at Maynooth University (MU), Ireland. He previously worked in a number of roles in University College Dublin (UCD) Library. Prior to joining UCD, he worked for FGS (now Grant Thornton) as Director of Consulting. He is a regular speaker on issues facing libraries including library design, innovation and change management. He is Vice President and Council Member of the Library Association of Ireland, a member, and former Chair, of the Irish Universities Association Librarians’ Group and he is Chair of the Consortium of National and University Libraries in Ireland. In 2016 he led the move of the IReL initiative to MU and is Director of the Irish University Libraries Collaboration Centre. He is a member, and information coordinator, of IFLA’s Library Building and Equipment Section and he represents the IUA at European Universities Association high level group on ‘Big Deals’.

15:00

Break

15:30

Voices from the global south

Sian Harris
INASP

Siân has worked for INASP since 2014 and is responsible for communications within INASP and in programme work with the people and organizations that INASP works with in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In addition, she has been involved in the development and launch of Journal Publishing Practices and Standards (JPPS), represents INASP in the Think. Check. Submit. committee and serves as a mentor in the AuthorAID project. She is a chef on Scholarly Kitchen and, prior to joining INASP, was editor of Research Information magazine for more than a decade. She has also worked as a science and technology journalist and has a PhD in inorganic chemistry.

16:00

Panel: The implications of change for researchers

Gautam Dey
MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL

Gautam Dey is an evolutionary cell biologist and former Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow working with Buzz Baum at the UCL/MRC Lab for Molecular Cell Biology. Gautam studies the evolution of the eukaryotic cell cycle using genomics, phylogenetics and comparative experiments in archaea and fission yeast. Gautam received his PhD from Stanford University’s Department of Chemical and Systems Biology in 2015, working with Tobias Meyer. He holds a Masters (Research) degree from the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Delhi.

 

Gautam is also a founding member of the community-run preprint discussion forum preLights, supported by the Company of Biologists, and is an ambassador for ASAPbio, the scientist-driven non-profit promoting transparency and innovation in life science communication.

 

Anja Felmy
University of Oxford - Department of Zoology

Dr Anja Felmy is an evolutionary biologist. She obtained her Ph.D. from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, studying mating-system evolution in a hermaphroditic freshwater snail. Her doctoral thesis was honoured with the Silver Medal of ETH Zurich for being outstanding. After a maternity leave, Anja was awarded a Tailwind Grant to work as a postdoctoral researcher at EAWAG, Department of Aquatic Ecology, Switzerland. Since early 2019 she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, funded by an Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. Her current research focuses on developing a more accurate method to predict short-term evolutionary change in natural populations, using Trinidadian guppies (small tropical freshwater fish) as a study system.

Alan Warde
University of Manchester

Alan Warde is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. His expertise is in cultural sociology, the sociology of consumption and the sociology of food and eating. He has published widely, acted as principal investigator of many research projects, and has had positions of director of research at institute and faculty levels. He has previously served on the Executive Committee and as a trustee of the British Sociological Association with responsibility for publications. He currently has such a role with the European Sociological Association. He has just stepped down from the being Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Sociology. He has had a long career in research and writing and is in a good position to reflect on new pressures on social science researchers and changes in ways of reporting and publicising scholarly research.

Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins
Post-doctoral Research Associate Aberystwyth University

Dr Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins is a social anthropologist specialising in rural and regional development in the UK and Central Europe. She joined the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, after previous appointments at the University of Melbourne. Her current research is part of IMAJINE and ROBUST – two major consortium projects funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, and working across sixteen and eleven countries respectively. Bryonny is an affiliate of the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD), and was recently recognised as one of the Welsh Crucible’s thirty emerging research leaders in Wales.

17:00

Wrap Up

Wayne Sime
ALPSP

17:15

Networking drinks reception

18:00

Close of Conference

Registration

July 09 2019 - 00:00 - November 12 2019 - 00:00

£ 190.00 + £ 38.00 VAT

Members

£ 240.00 + £ 48.00 VAT

Non-Members

£ 0.00 + £ 0.00 VAT

Speakers/Sponsorship

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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Cancellations

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From Saturday 2nd November - 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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