ACCUCOMS staff attending: Egon Menardi
The Association of Subscription Agents and Intermediaries will hold its 2015 annual conference on 16-17 February 2015, at the BMA House, Tavistock Square, London. It is the key annual event that brings together all the participants in the academic content supply chain to discuss the latest trends in research processes, publishing workflows and commercial practices.
Research-to-Reader will cover the complete workflow of creating, validating, publishing, supplying, finding and consuming research information. Within the overall theme, the conference will focus on three core areas.
Research Practices. How researcher funding, behaviour and tools relate to the creation of published content, and trust in scholarly communication.
Publishing. Workflows, submissions, peer review, continuous publishing, outsourcing, OA fees, policies, hybrid journals, libraries as publishers, the Big Deal, metadata and ORCID.
Discovery & Usage. Discovery, text and data mining, libraries, dumbing down, social media, user interfaces and corporate libraries.
Some of the topics conference presentations and workshops will cover include:
- Predatory Publishers – the scale of the problem and methods to combat it.
- Corporate libraries – their views on open access and other research publishing innovations.
- The dumbing-down of search (Google) and content (Wikipedia).
- How social media may be changing the way people use research information and metrics.
- The relevance of the library to “search” and “content management.”
- Technology intermediaries – their roles, capabilities and potential.
- The Sustainability of the Big Deal / Is the Big Deal dead?
- The discoverability of open access content.
- Continuous publication (and the impact on editorial processes and the supply chain).
- The growing volume of published content; both number of articles and amount of data.
- Outsourcing of publishing processes.
- Internationalisation of author submissions – issues of language, credibility, funding, etc.
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