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NFAIS 2018 Open Access Conference - 01 Oct 2018
Open Access (OA) continues to gain momentum, present new opportunities, and is at the forefront of the open science movement. Although OA is only 30 percent of published research globally, it continues to shape the direction of how scholarly communications are evolving. At the NFAIS 2018 Open Access conference, Movements and Models Supporting Open Access, all sectors of the industry will come together to explore the emerging trends and business models that drive OA forward - from funding to policies to best practices - as well as the role technology, funders, academia, and publishers play in support of OA.

Event Date: October 1 - 2, 2018
Event Location: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA, USA
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Digital Book World 2018 - 02 Oct 2018
Digital Book World 2018 is the gathering of the wide world of publishing - even being called The Super Bowl of Publishing - which includes trade publishing, educational publishing, corporate publishing, independent publishing, all the companies creating amazing tools and products and services for publishing, and individuals creating content on their own. The core philosophy of Digital Book World, as an essential annual publishing event, is that the next big insight your publishing operation needs may not come from another publisher that looks just like you. Rather, it may come from an organisation publishing material in an entirely different sector, in an entirely different way.

Event Date: October 2 - 4, 2018
Event Location: The Music City Center, Nashville, TN, USA
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ALPSP Training Course: Commissioning Content: Working effectively with authors and editors - 04 Oct 2018
This course considers ways in which to develop and manage a commercially successful academic journal and book programme. Taking delegates step-by-step through the commissioning process, it aims to provide practical advice, relevant tips and techniques to commission and solicit successful content and titles – from market scanning and community development through to proposal management and eventual publication. It also considers appropriate financial forecasting models.

Event Date: October 4, 2018
Event Location: Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London, UK
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STM Frankfurt Conference 2018 - 09 Oct 2018
STM’s Annual Frankfurt Conference has established itself as the ‘sell out’ event prior to the Book Fair. Attracting the leading figures from across scholarly and professional publishing, STM’s event provides a program focused on strategic thinking, public policy, business models and key drivers shaping the future of the STM industry. A not-to-be-missed event for publishing managers, executives and industry leaders, the Frankfurt conference is an unrivalled networking opportunity, which attracts international attendees from all sizes of publishing organisations.

Event Date: October 9, 2018
Event Location: Westin Grand Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018 - 10 Oct 2018
Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018 is the most important international marketplace for content, as well as a key trendsetter for society and a major cultural festival. For book fans from all over the world and the international publishing and media industry, it will once again be all about printed and digital content and the relevant topics for the coming year. Experts from global publishing meet partners from the technology industry and related creative industries such as film and games, from where new co-operations and business models take their course. The Guest of Honour will be Georgia.

Event Date: October 10 - 14, 2018
Event Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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FORCE2018 - 11 Oct 2018
The FORCE 2018 conference is a different kind of meeting, where stakeholders come to the table for an open discussion, on an even playing field, to talk about changing the ways scholarly and scientific information is communicated, shared and used. The conference aims to maximise the efficiency and accessibility. Researchers, publishers, librarians, computer scientists, informaticians, funders, educators, citizens, patients, and others attend the FORCE meeting with a view to supporting the realisation of promising new ideas and identifying new potential collaborators.

Event Date: October 11 - 12, 2018
Event Location: New Residence Conference Center, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
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Taxonomy Boot Camp London 2018 - 16 Oct 2018
Taxonomy Boot Camp is the UK’s only conference dedicated to exploring the successes, challenges, methodologies and products for taxonomies. The event will explore and debate the growing use of taxonomies to drive data, content, information processes and more. One can find everything they need to get started if they are brand new to taxonomies, including: Essential tips to start applying right away to managing taxonomy; new approaches to dealing with common issues such as getting business buy-in, and governance; latest applications of taxonomies including NLP, semantics and machine learning; and how to make the most of cutting-edge technologies and industry-leading software?

Event Date: October 16 - 17, 2018
Event Location: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, UK
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ALPSP Webinar: Brand Building the Scholarly Author - 18 Oct 2018
Over the last few years the focus on building the academic 'brand' has increased, with many HE Institutions now running sessions for their PhD students and early career researchers on best practice in creating an online profile and presence within their online communities. Helping an academic author understand the importance of their online profile, combined with where online their work is being found, read and cited from, is of major benefit to the publisher. This webinar will assist the publisher in understanding those benefits and additionally discuss tools available to harness and understand online discoverability data.

Online at 10:00 - 11.00 EDT (New York), 15:00 - 16:00 GMT (UK), 16:00 - 17.00 CEST (Central Europe)

Event Date: October 18, 2018
Event Location: Online
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International Open Access Week 2018 - 22 Oct 2018
International Open Access Week is an opportunity to take action in making openness the default for research - to raise the visibility of scholarship, accelerate research, and turn breakthroughs into better lives. This year’s theme reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars are increasingly adopting open policies and practices, how these are actually implemented is still in flux. As open becomes the default, all stakeholders must be intentional about designing these new, open systems to ensure that they are inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a diverse global community.

Event Date: October 22 - 28, 2018
Event Location: Everywhere
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ALPSP Training Course: Understanding Copyright - 24 Oct 2018
This online 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 organisation’s contracts and licences.

Online, 10:00 - 11:30 EST (New York), 15:00 - 16:30 GMT (UK), 16:00 - 17:30 CET (Central Europe)

Event Date: October 24, 2018
Event Location: Online
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ALPSP Webinar: How to Grow your Business in China: Marketing and social media - 25 Oct 2018
The second in the series of three webinars, this event aims to convey critical information for academic publishers who want to grow their business in China. China is a big potential market for international publishers – in terms of a growing number of papers, but also with regards to a growing need for education and access to knowledge in the English language. That said, China is different from other key markets, due to specific regulations for content distribution (editorially, logistically) and for the use of internet resources (social marketing, SEO).

Online at: 07:00-08.00 EST (New York), 12:00-13:00 BST (UK), 19:00-20:00 CST (Beijing)

Event Date: October 25, 2018
Event Location: Online
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