ALPSP Training Course: Journal Metric Analysis and Measuring Impact - 04 Jun 2014 Metrics and impact measurement are becoming an increasingly important part of the journals publishing landscape. This course has a primary focus on citation metrics, such as the impact factor, and their analysis. It includes break-out sessions offering extensive hands-on use of the main citation databases - illustrating the types of analysis which can be derived from these data sources. The course also covers usage information and its use as a metric. Altmetrics that look beyond citations as a way of measuring impact are growing in importance and this course provides the background to understanding what they are and the issues around their use. The final session of the day debates the future of metrics.
ALPSP Training Course: Introduction to Journals Marketing - 10 Jun 2014 This course provides an essential introduction to the changing and challenging role of promoting journals in today's market. Expectations of editorial boards can be high, and marketing staff need to be able to produce a plan which is impressive to editors, delivers results and is achievable. Delegates will discuss a variety of promotional ideas and put them to the test by working on a case study. (full day)
ALPSP Training Course: Understanding Copyright - 18 Jun 2014 This course provides an essential introduction to copyright law and how it is used in practice. Delegates will gain an understanding of the legal publishing landscape, and be able to make sense of their own organisationís contracts and licences. (full day)
ALPSP Seminar: Content & Wrappers - 24 Jun 2014 Online content has developed far beyond traditional print formats, becoming more useful and usable in the process. This seminar focuses on the implications of these changes for publishers and others in the knowledge economy. With case studies and practical guidelines for content creation and management, this will be a forward-looking assessment of how far we have come and how we can best move forward to make the most of the opportunities associated with non-traditional content and wrappers.
ALPSP Training Course: Fundamentals of Journals Finance - 26 Jun 2014 What do all those financial terms mean? Can you make any sense of the financial information provided to you? This course provides an essential and in-depth look at journal finances with an overview of profitability, revenue streams and expenses. It also examines emerging industry trends such as open access and the impact on journals financial management. (full day)
ALA and Moving Ahead with Digital Content - 28 Jun 2014 The American Library Association (ALA) Digital Content Working Group will host a session named 'ALA and Moving Ahead with Digital Content,' during the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas. During this programme, a panel of experts will explore future directions and important digital content trends, including key policy issues that impact libraries. The session will include an interactive question-and-answer period, and attendees are welcome to provide their thoughts on these important issues.