ALPSP runs a number of seminars on current topics for all those involved in scholarly and professional publishing. Each event is developed in collaboration with our industry experts on the Professional Development Committee. In addition to providing well-informed updates on the subject, there is plenty of time for networking with other ALPSP members. And if you miss a seminar, slides and speaker audio recordings are available to members to access on the website

Thursday 20 April 2017

How to Build a Data Driven Publishing Organization

Scholarly publishing is becoming more complicated and things are changing at an unprecedented rate. In order to keep ahead of, or at least up with, the curve, many publishers are turning to customer data and data about content to provide business intelligence and support decision making. So what does a data driven publishing organisation look like and why should you be one? This seminar will provide detailed information and case studies on how to apply data about users, subscribers, authors and institutions to drive decisions. Key insights will cover using data to inform what to publish, product development, user experience, sales and marketing, audience outreach and more. We will cover the types of data driven decisions that can be used by publishers of any size, including applications for small publishers that may not have the resources of a data department, addressing skill sets and expertise required to achieve the best results. This is also the opportunity to find out and learn from what other companies and vendors are doing outside scholarly publishing. more >

Wednesday 05 July 2017

How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Digital Universe

The pace of change in scholarly communication technology is accelerating. In a relatively short period, digital publishing enabled the development of a new business model - open access - and it's only a few short years ago that article and alternative metrics appeared on the radar. These innovations constantly promise to disrupt and reform scholarly communication but how do we make sense of these changes as a publisher? more >