Welcome to the Researcher to Reader Conference, a collaborative gathering which aims to be the premier forum for discussion of the international scholarly communications ecosystem – bringing knowledge from the Researcher to the Reader. The Conference takes place in London in February each year…
The 2021 Conference will be in the week of 22-26 February – please make a note of these dates in your schedule. It is likely that the Conference will be a hybrid event, with a combined online and physical offering. Conference registration will open in October.
The Call for Papers will be open from mid July to end August, and the Advisory Board welcomes proposals for presentations, workshops, panels and debates.
Sponsors who supported the 2020 Conference included HighWire, Atypon, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Ingenta, Copyright Clearance Center, Aries, EBSCO, Research Information, Ringgold and Scientific Knowledge Services.
P2L4 to Convene University Presses, Libraries Virtually July 22—Open to Full ARL, AUPresses Membership
ARL News announces that “The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Association of University Presses (AUPresses) annually convene the P2L community—presses and libraries who share a reporting relationship. This year, we are opening up registration to this virtual meeting to all members of ARL and AUPresses. The theme of the 2020 P2L Summit, to be held Wednesday, July 22, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. EDT, is “University Presses and Libraries: Partners in Digital Transformation.”
The day will focus on how scholars are embracing digital technologies in their research and publishing practices and how presses and libraries can be stronger by working together to support the ambitions of these knowledge creators. The meeting is structured as three 90-minute sessions that will explore topical themes of shared interest between university presses and libraries. Topics will range from the macro-level of large-scale open-infrastructure initiatives to the micro-level of individual connections between press and library staff to advance digital scholarship. Each of the three sessions will include 30 minutes of short presentations, 45 minutes of break-out discussions, and a 15-minute focus on next steps for the P2L partnership.
This meeting will not be recorded, but a follow-up report will be issued.”
Jul 13, 2020
• Scholarly Communications in the Era of COVID-19: A Conversation (FREE)
• Maintaining Quality Peer Review in Times of Change
Jul 20, 2020
• Bringing Privacy and Personalization Into Conversation Rather than Conflict
• How Latin America Has Been (Quietly) Revolutionizing Open Research (Available in both English and Portuguese)
Jul 27, 2020
• Publishing for Everyone: Increasing Accessibility and Disability Inclusion in the Scholarly Communications Industry
• Solving Problems with and for the Problem Solvers: Valuing Disability in the Publishing Industry
• What Do Researchers Really Want from Publishers?
Aug 03, 2020
• Expanding the Research Lifecycle
• Forging Paths Toward Equity in Scholarly Publishing
• From Partisan to Partnership: Publishers and Libraries Collaborating on Transformative Agreements and New OA Business Models
Aug 10, 2020
• Refereed Preprints: An Emerging Scientific Communication Modality
• The Publisher RFP Process: Key Considerations for Societies (Before, During, and After)
Aug 17, 2020
• Digital Monograph Publication: Rethinking Relationships and Collaborative Models
• From Here to Data Maturity
Aug 24, 2020
• The Changing Academic Publishing Landscape in China: Is China Ready to Build Its Own Ship
• Women of Color in Conversation: Leadership, Bias, and Inclusive Workplace Culture
Aug 31, 2020
• AI Goes from Disruptive to Imperative
• Bringing Diverse Perspectives into Scholarly Marketing and Communications: Calls to Actions Towards Global Outreach for Global Change
• “Revolutionary” Standards–An Oxymoron or a Reality?
Sep 07, 2020
• Career Development Lab: Professional Development and Transferable Skills in Scholarly Publishing
• Changing Workplace Culture Through Bystander Intervention
Date: 23.11. – 27.11.2020, UTC 14:00-16:30 Submission Deadline: 27 July 2020 (extended)
SWIB conference (Semantic Web in Libraries) is an annual conference, being held for the 12th time.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we cannot be sure that traveling and meeting face-to-face will be possible for everybody in the community by November. Therefore,we have decided to hold SWIB20 within the scheduled time frame not in Bonn, Germany,but for the first time on the web. This will be an opportunity to participate from all over the world at little or no cost.
Taking into account the different time zones of the participants, we plan to carryout the conference during the week of 23-27 November in the time from UTC 14:00 until16:30.
SWIB focuses on Linked Open Data (LOD) in libraries and related organizations.It is well established as an event where IT staff, developers, librarians, and researchers from over the world meet and mingle and learn from each other. The topics of talks and workshops at SWIB revolve around opening data, linking data and creating tools and software for LOD production scenarios. These areas of focus are supplemented by presentations of research projects in applied sciences, industry applications, and LOD activities in other areas.
As usual, SWIB20 will be organized by the ZBW – German National Library of Economics / Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and the North Rhine – Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz). The conference language is English.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.