Friday 17 April 2009

ALPSP Free Seminar at London Book Fair: Surviving the future - how authors' rights are impacting scholarly publishing

Going to the London Book Fair on Monday 20 April? Don’t forget the free ALPSP seminar, there is no need to book – just come along on the day.

Surviving the future - how authors' rights are impacting scholarly publishing

Westminster Room, Earls Court One – 12:30 – 13:30

Chair: John Cox, Director, John Cox Associates

Fiona Kearney - Director, UK Business Development and Rights, Oxford University Press
Grace Baynes, Corporate PR Planner, Nature Publishing Group

Our seminar will concentrate on "Author's rights", based on findings
from the ALPSP Scholarly Publishing Practice Survey (2008). When authors grant a licence to journal publishers to publish their articles, what they can do with this material in other ways - putting the accepted manuscript on their own or institutional website for example - is changing a great deal. Different publishers have different attitudes to how their journal article content is made available. While being concerned not to undermine the "exclusivity" of their own version, they are conscious that they have to find ways of accommodating institutional repositories and other routes. John Cox will be describing what the industry is currently doing, and two publishers will provide case-studies of their own experience. So while the seminar is based on the fact that copyright materials can be licensed, it will be more about the form of licensing than copyright as such.
Note: there is no charge to attend this seminar but delegates will need a visitor pass for the Book Fair to enter the Exhibition. To pre-register visit:

For further information please contact Diane French (email) +44 (0)1827 709188

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love the sound of the book fair! Have a wonderful time and a really good rest. Your reading sounds perfect.