Welcome to this week's newsletter! Here is a summary of our upcoming events and recent Insights articles. If you have any suggestions for seminars or webinars, please do get in touch! You can see the types of events we run here.
Bookings are open for our November conference! "Open Scholarship 2021: the good, the bad and the ugly" 17 and 18 November 2021, We have a stellar line up of speakers (thanks to Katherine Rose, Imperial and the programme committee). Thanks to our sponsors, Adam Matthew Digital, Harrassowitz, Springer Nature, and Wiley. Read more here https://bit.ly/3nVALRX
We've a new type of seminar being run in December. Led by Andy Tattersall at Sheffield, we are looking at media treatment of research coming out of our universities. Media interest in research has never been greater due to the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and Climate Change, among other topics. How research is communicated varies from an international scale down to local level, as also reflected in the quality of coverage from in-depth news features to poorly referenced, click-bait churnalism. "Publication to press: building trust in research communication" * December 2021. Read more.
UKSG 45th Annual Conference, Glasgow. Thanks to all of the sponsors who have signed up to support us already - we appreciate your support to make this hybrid conference a success. There is still time to join the list - take a look at our sponsor brochure here - you are also able to book your exhibit space before the bookings are open to everyone in December. Contact Chelsea Plunkett <email@example.com>, phone: +44 (0) 7867 411 221 to discuss your requirements. To make sure you know when the exhibits are generally open for bookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to the mailing list.
We are in the process of mailing out the 2022 Membership Renewals - please do keep an eye out and thank you for your ongoing support. The 2022 member rates have increased slightly, and can be seen here. If you have any questions about them please contact email@example.com.
Insights latest articles
The Plan S Rights Retention Strategy is an administrative and legal burden, not a sustainable open access solution.
Author: Shaun Yon-Seng Khoo https://bit.ly/3msFokn
Discovery is the researcher’s dream (Special Collection of articles)
Authors: Magaly Bascones, Rebekah Cummings https://bit.ly/3ayITAg
Not open for all: accessibility of open textbooks
Authors: Elena Azadbakht, Teresa Schultz, Jennifer Arellano https://bit.ly/2XxZLUO
A reminder that Insights is APC-free for authors - all of the costs are underwritten by your membership and delegate monies. Our thanks to Lorraine Estelle, Steve Sharp, and Graham Stone, chair of the Editorial Board for everything they do to support and grow the journal.