Thursday 28 June 2012

SAGE ALPSP Conference travel grant

28 June 2012 

Stephen Buck, EResources and Periodicals Librarian at Dublin City University Library won by answering 'Why should librarians be talking to publishers in 2012' with: 
Librarian: We need to talk. 
Publisher: Why? 
Librarian: I don’t want things to go sour between us. 
Publisher: We are under a lot of stress. 
Librarian: We’ll manage. 

The SAGE judging panel awarded the prize to Stephen for his original take on the brief of capturing why publishers and librarians need to work together in partnership.

“We saw in Stephen’s entry the strong need for two-way dialogue between publishers and librarians to constructively address the challenges each faces by working together as partners, especially in challenging times,” said Clive Parry, Global Marketing Director, SAGE. “The ALPSP International Conference provides an ideal environment for publishers to learn from and to share with the library community and we’re delighted to be able to facilitate such dialogue with this travel grant.” 

 The travel grant supports a librarian or information professional with a free place at the ALPSP International Conference from 11-13 September ( 

"I am delighted to be given the ALPSP travel award," said Stephen Buck. "Being offered the opportunity to attend the ALPSP conference will broaden my exposure to, and awareness of, the issues affecting publishers and their relationships with libraries regarding scholarly publishing, copyright, open access and new models and new ways of looking at these, and other issues. I believe that, as a librarian, attendance at a predominantly publisher oriented conference will give me an enhanced perspectives on relevant themes and will facilitate the generation of ideas and building of expertise." 

SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. Contact: Katie Baker, tel +44 (0)7324 8719;

ALPSP International Conference 11-13 September 2012
Contact: Lesley Ogg, tel +44 (0)1245 260571; 

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