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ALPSP One-Day Seminar
Publishing and the Library of the Future: What Next?
Wednesday 11 July 2007
Venue: St Anthony’s College, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF
Chair: Diana Leitch,
Deputy University Librarian (information resources and academic support),
The University of Manchester
This ALPSP seminar looks at what the library will look like in the future,
and how publishers will need to adapt to keep pace with rapid change, not
only to the online content that they provide to their scholarly users, but
to the way they retrieve and deliver it.
It questions how the library as we have come to know it may be transformed.
Will the twin pressures of financial constraints and technological advance
mean a change in the publisher/library relationship? Will the advance of
institutional repositories and open access and other means of delivery alter
and fundamentally change the role of publishers? How will this effect how
they deal with their most important customer? Will the new methods that
researchers use to access the literature and communicate make an important
impact? How will the role of the librarian evolve in an instant access Web
By presenting the views of how the library might look in the near future
from a senior librarian, society publisher, practising scientific researcher
and library technology provider, the meeting gives a fascinating insight
into the challenges facing our industry. A panel of speakers and other
experts provide an opportunity for an exchange of views on what the future
The seminar will appeal to publishers from both the sales and marketing and
editorial sides of the profession as well as to librarians themselves.
0930 Registration – Tea/Coffee
Diana Leitch, University of Manchester
1015 The Library User’s Perspective of the Future
Andreas Mittrowann, Bertelsmann Foundation
1045 How publishers are changing the way they deal with libraries
Helen Cooke, SAGE Publications
1115 Can society publishers adapt to a changing library environment?
Adam Marshall, Portland Press
1145 Tea and Coffee
1215 Library Systems of the Future –
Robert Bley, ExLibris
1345 Researcher’s Perspective –
Dr. Sarah Coulthurst, Research Biochemist
1415 A parallel universe? – blogs, wikis, Web 2.0 and a complicated future
for scholarly communication?
David Smith, CABI
1445 Tea and coffee
1515 View from an Academic Librarian’s Perspective
Kara Jones, University of Bath
1545 Discussion: Panel consists of speakers + Chair:
1615 Final questions and close - Chair: Diana Leitch
Fees: including lunch (excl VAT) ALPSP members £185.00; Academic £200.00;
Non Members £305.00
For further information or to book on this seminar please contact me using
email address: [log in to unmask] or phone/fax: 01827 709188
ALPSP is experiencing technical problems with the ALPSP website and email
server, and so access to the website and online booking is not available at
the moment, we hope these problems will be rectified shortly. In the mean
time, please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries on the temporary
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apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
Telephone/Fax: 01827 709188
Forthcoming ALPSP events
Experience of Open Access – looking at data, 22 June, London
Open Access publishing is no longer just an idea - it's a reality, with a
growing number of publishers working with a variety of OA publishing models.