Past Events

If you missed an ALPSP seminar and would like to catch-up on what was covered, access to the slides and audio recordings for previous events are available to members here.

You may access recordings of Member webinars here.

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Frankfurt Book Fair 2019

16 October - 20 October 2019 Frankfurt, Germany more >

Tuesday 08 October 2019

Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership

Formerly Understanding EJournal Technology this course has been updated to reflect the needs of delegates. This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind online journal delivery, and help delegates understand the challenges faced by libraries in providing readers with access to their journals. The course will be business-centric – clearly positioning technologies in the context of the industry issues they aim to solve. Participants will learn how technologies influence the delivery of journals from publisher via library to the end-user. more >

Monday 23 September 2019

ALPSP Networking: Communicating the Value of your Society Publishing Program

In the increasingly complex debate around mandates and business models, how do societies ensure that the value and quality of society publishing is not lost in the noise? more >

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Making the Case for Embracing Micropublications: Are they a way forward for scholarly publishing?

Albert Einstein said “an academic career, in which a person is forced to produce scientific writings in great amounts, creates a danger of intellectual superficiality”. In 2019, researchers have been working with the pressures of “Publish or Perish” for decades. The default response is to question the value of microPublications that are produced as a result. But what about when microPublications are carefully defined; peer review is stringently completed; and they enable publishers to more efficiently produce the “longer story” research articles with pre-validated research outputs? Are there largely unknown opportunities and values to be gained quickly? Can microPublications enable synthesizing and distilling of information and integrate this information in established repositories to create a more meaningful and greater corpus of knowledge - dare we say, global knowledgebase? more >

Wednesday 29 May 2019

San Diego ALPSP Dinner 2019

ALPSP is organizing an informal dinner for Members attending the SSP Conference in San Diego. more >

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Selling to Corporate Libraries

As scholarly publishers and societies, we strive to serve our communities but in order to continue to grow we need to reach new audiences and find alternative revenue streams. The corporate market offers a substantial opportunity, but corporations have distinct needs. They focus on solving business problems, not providing archives, they merge, restructure and cease to exist far more quickly than universities. Renewals are never a sure thing, and it is difficult to find and determine who the decision makers are for new business opportunities within them. more >

Wednesday 24 April 2019

ALPSP Networking: Society Publishers Accelerating Open Access & Plan S

A discussion and networking evening event for ALPSP members. ALPSP is pleased to host a panel discussion and networking event to provide an update on the strategies and business models uncovered by the Society Publishers Accelerating Open access and Plan S (SPA-OPS) project, and to provide insight into the many ways that library consortia and society publishers can work together. more >

Tuesday 02 April 2019

What is Hype and What Has Value? Technological buzzword or industry innovation? Blockchain

AI, Blockchain and Open Source are terms which continually grab attention, but are they merely buzzwords or will they really disrupt our industry? This webinar focuses on Blockchain and is the last in a series of three. more >

Thursday 28 March 2019

Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership - Washington DC

So, you have built a platform for your journals, it looks fantastic, it’s state of the art, it has all the features a researcher could want or need. But will anyone ever see it? In a world where the discovery of content happens in a multitude of places but rarely at the point of content delivery, where library technology and authentication combine to put up perceived barriers to content, and where readers will have a vastly difference experience of finding and accessing content depending on where they live in the world, it’s not as straightforward as building a feature-rich and well-designed website. The course will take delegates on the journey their readers often take, starting at the key discovery resources, travelling through library technology and authentication mechanisms and ending up with the delivery of an article. It will highlight the challenges the user faces along the way and give tips for making the reader journey as easy as possible. more >

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership - New York

So, you have built a platform for your journals, it looks fantastic, it’s state of the art, it has all the features a researcher could want or need. But will anyone ever see it? In a world where the discovery of content happens in a multitude of places but rarely at the point of content delivery, where library technology and authentication combine to put up perceived barriers to content, and where readers will have a vastly difference experience of finding and accessing content depending on where they live in the world, it’s not as straightforward as building a feature-rich and well-designed website. The course will take delegates on the journey their readers often take, starting at the key discovery resources, travelling through library technology and authentication mechanisms and ending up with the delivery of an article. It will highlight the challenges the user faces along the way and give tips for making the reader journey as easy as possible. more >

Tuesday 12 March 2019

London Book Fair 2019

Tuesday 12 - Thursday 14 March 2019, Olympia London more >

Thursday 07 March 2019

What is Hype and What Has Value? Technological buzzword or industry innovation? AI (artificial intelligence)

AI, Blockchain and Open Source are terms which continually grab attention, but are they merely buzzwords or will they really disrupt our industry? This webinar focuses on AI (artificial intelligence) and is the second in a series of three. more >

Tuesday 05 February 2019

What is Hype and What Has Value? Technological buzzword or industry innovation? Open Source Technologies

AI, Blockchain and Open Source are terms which continually grab attention, but are they merely buzzwords or will they really disrupt our industry? This webinar focuses on Open Source Technologies and is the first in a series of three. more >

Wednesday 30 January 2019

ALPSP Networking: Plan S

Wednesday 05 December 2018

Driving Usage, Demonstrating Value

Driving and measuring usage of subscriptions is critical both to publishers and librarians in demonstrating the value of scholarly resources to readers and researchers at an institution. However, increased off-platform usage and remote access challenges make it harder than ever to fully capture the content usage picture. more >