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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?


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


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 and Speakers


Registration and coffee


Welcome from the chair

Andrew Barker
Lancaster University


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.


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.




The Funder perspective on owning OA platforms

Dr. Jocelyn LeBlanc
Association of Medical Research Charities


The European perspective

Cathal McCauley
Maynooth University


Lunch and networking


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.


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.


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.




Voices from the global south

Anne Powell

Anne has worked with INASP, a development charity putting research at the heart of development for many years.  INASP’s mission is to support individuals and institutions to produce, share and use research and knowledge to transform lives.  Anne’s work has focussed on developing strategic partnerships, helping library consortia secure their places in national research systems. She works with partners to supply and critically evaluate information and published evidence.  She works closely with colleagues to strengthen research writing and publishing skills of those based in the global South.  INASP works to promote equity across the research system, recognising inequities caused by location, type of institution, subject field as well as gender.

@INASPinfo @annepowellINASP


The implications of change for researchers

Gautam Dey
MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL


Wrap Up

Wayne Sime


Networking drinks reception


Close of Conference


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

£ 190.00 + £ 38.00 VAT


£ 240.00 + £ 48.00 VAT


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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.



By Friday 1st November 2019 - Full refund
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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