UKSG Introduction to Journals and E-Resources Today

Course summary

UKSG is able to call on the extensive experience of its members in sourcing expert speakers from the various sectors of the serials industry to present a practical overview of all aspects of serials and e-resources management.

The emphasis is on developing a sound basic understanding of the details of serials 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.  In addition, the seminar will consider all aspects of linking between journals, and will introduce new business models that are currently arising, such as open access.

Delegates will be able to air and exchange views in the afternoon discussion session.

Why you should attend

Designed particularly for staff new to working with serials, whether from a publisher, an intermediary or a library, this seminar may also be of interest to those looking to consolidate and update their serials 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 serials 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, peer review, 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 technology underpinning various types of linking, including DOI/CrossRef and OpenURL, and other journal-related initiatives
  • To understand newly emerging business models for publishing, including open access.

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