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Taxonomy Boot Camp - 02 Nov 2015
Taxonomy Boot Camp is the only conference dedicated to exploring the successes, challenges, methodologies and products for taxonomies. Share your experiences, knowledge and work with taxonomies, ontologies, folksonomies, tagging mechanisms and other techniques for organising information at this one-of-a-kind boutique learning and networking event. This year’s Taxonomy Boot Camp is about highlighting taxonomy's many faces and sharing practical solutions in different real-world environments.

Event Date: November 2 - 3, 2015
Event Location: JW Marriott Washington DC
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ALPSP Training Course: Advanced Journal Development: Strategic Development for Journal Managers - 10 Nov 2015
This course has been designed as a follow-on from Journal Development 1 which provides participants with a toolbox system for planning the development of their journals. This more advanced course looks at overarching strategies for journal development including acquisition and portfolio development. The course is built around case studies to allow participants to work on simulated scenarios in order to discuss and test ideas and strategies with their peers and the course facilitators.

Event Date: November 10, 2015
Event Location: London, UK
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ALPSP Training Course: Understanding eJournal Technology - 12 Nov 2015
This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind eJournal delivery. Technology has removed the barriers between production, editorial, marketing, sales, customer services and most importantly – the customers. The course will be business-centric – clearly positioning technologies in the context of the industry issues they aim to solve. Participants will learn how technology is used throughout the delivery of eJournals from publisher via library to the end-user.

Event Date: November 12, 2015
Event Location: London, UK
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ALPSP Training Course: Publication Ethics: Fraud and Misconduct - 17 Nov 2015
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. While the principles and theories covered are applicable across most publication types, some issues covered will be particularly relevant to journals publishing.

Event Date: November 17, 2015
Event Location: London, UK
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STM Association – Publication Impact Seminar - 19 Nov 2015
The importance of impact for researchers and for publications is perhaps the biggest current topic within scholarly publishing. It demands that publishers make difficult decisions, the answers to which are not always obvious. This special seminar will explore the ramifications of publication impact. We know that researchers write for other researchers but what other players in the scholarly community can also help our authors? What do funders mean and require when they expect us to reach out to these companies? What are publishers doing and how can we build on these initiatives? What metrics will enable us, the research community, and indeed funders themselves to judge whether impact is actually being achieved? Is the progress of knowledge being impeded by these new emphases, and, if so, what should we be advocating as stakeholders in the research process.

Event Date: November 19, 2015
Event Location: The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Gardens, London, EC1N 8HN
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ALPSP Training Course: Project Management for Publishing - 24 Nov 2015
Projects are fundamental to all publishing organizations. Everyone gets involved in them.They may involve developing new products, new processes and systems, adopting new technologies, reaching new markets, acquiring new business, selecting new suppliers or improving existing processes. Projects are also challenging and often fail to achieve the desired results. This course provides a template and many supporting tools that can be applied to all projects, large or small, to help ensure successful outcomes. It has a strong emphasis on getting things right at the outset because thi s is where most problems with projects arise. The programme is highly practical and includes break-out sessions using real project scenarios provided by delegates as well as providing publishing case studies as examples of what works and what doesn''t.

Event Date: November 24, 2015
Event Location: London, UK
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