ALPSP Training Course:Publication Ethics: Fraud and Misconduct - 12 Feb 2014 This course has been developed in collaboration with the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) A wide range of ethical issues can arise in academic publishing. These can be caused by misbehaving authors (e.g. committing plagiarism or fraud), by abuse of editorial positions and also by conflicts between publishers' and societies' commercial interests and principles of editorial freedom and integrity. This course will cover how to effectively detect and deal with possible misconduct and show the importance of having sound ethical policies. (full day)
2014 NFAIS Annual Conference: Giving Voice to Content: Re-envisioning the Business of Information - 23 Feb 2014 The 56th NFAIS Annual Conference will provide attendees with an opportunity to interact with peers who are adopting the new information mindset and embracing technology to move forward, transform, and ultimately allow content to unveil its secrets.
Event date: February 23-25, 2014
Event Location: Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia, PA
Transforming the Publishing Landscape - 24 Feb 2014 The Association of Subscription Agents and Intermediaries has announced its programmes for the upcoming annual ASA Conference to be held in London on 24-25 February 2014. The conference will cover the evolving publishing business, and the forces that are transforming it.
ALPSP Training Course: Journal Development 1: Practical Plans for Improving Journal Success - 26 Feb 2014 This workshop provides an essential practical introduction to the business of developing journals. The course is highly interactive and participants will undertake realistic exercises to familiarise themselves with methods of evaluating their current journal (or portfolio) and provide ideas on how they can introduce changes. Although familiarity with the scholarly publishing environment is required, part of the course will also involve discussion of the role of journals in today's research environment and will consider what threats and opportunities exist for current publishing models. (full day)
An Introduction to XML and XML Applications - 26 Feb 2014 Taught by experienced XML instructors and developers Matthew Gibson, director of digital initiatives at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia, and Christine Ruotolo, digital services manager for humanities and social sciences at the University of Virginia Library, this three-day workshop is designed for the relative newcomer to XML. The workshop will be a mix of lecture and hands-on demonstration and experimentation. Some topics the workshop will cover included differences between XML and HTML and SGML; writing well-formed XML; writing and validating XML with DTDs, Schema, and Schematron; XML Namespaces; and exploring XML applications specific to librarians and digital humanists: MODS, METS, TEI, KML, etc.