Workshops on open access in Australia - 12 Aug 2005 Co-operative Action by Victorian Academic Libraries workshops are on since August 12, 2005 in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide. The workshops, conducted by Colin Steele, an emeritus fellow at the Australian National University, seek to spread awareness about the open access scenario in Australia. The topics include best practices in scholarly communication change and open access, advocacy programmes and citation models.
IFLA conducts conference on open access - 13 Aug 2005 The IFLA sections of Health and Biosciences Libraries and Science and Technology Libraries are conducting a conference on August 13, 2005 in Oslo. Various events of the seminar will be chaired by Bruce Madge of the IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section, Julia Gelfand of the IFLA Science and Technology Libraries Section and Arne Jakobsson of University of Oslo Library, Library of Medicine and Health Sciences. The seminar will debate on issues of scholarly communication and open access, archiving of NIH (the US’ National Institutes of Health) research findings, publication policy of CERN, the research institutions that support open access, current technologies, Oxford University’s open access initiatives, current trends in scholarly communication and future perspectives of institutional repositories.
Emerald Publishing sponsors events at IFLA 2005 - 13 Aug 2005 Library and information science publisher Emerald Group Publishing is sponsoring and hosting various events and presentations on August 13–17 at the 2005 IFLA Conference in Oslo. The topics for the event include the future of publisher-library relations, LIS journal articles, higher education and language and writing for professional literature. Emerald will also conduct a workshop titled Library Link and a product presentation on the Emerald Management Xtra.
Seminar on the role of XML in scholarly and professional publishing - 18 Aug 2005 The Association of American Publishers Journals Committee is organising a seminar on August 18, 2005 in New York to discuss the importance of XML in professional and scholarly publishing. Topics for discussion include the role of XML in editing, production, marketing and access. The four-hour event will be attended by representatives from CrossRef, Electronic Publishing Associates and the Nature Publishing Group. Bill Kasdorf, General Editor, The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing, and Vice President, Apex, will anchor the seminar.