Best Practices & Innovative Solutions –An Allen Press Seminar - 01 Oct 2008 Best Practices & Innovative Solutions: Blueprint for Sustainable Publications, an Allen Press Seminar, will be held October 1-3, 2008, at the Eldridge Hotel in downtown Lawrence, Kansas. This seminar, formerly called the Allen Press Editorial Seminar, is designed for editorial office staff involved in the day-to-day process of getting a publication to readers as well as for individuals making decisions about publishing. The scope of the Best Practices & Innovative Solutions seminar has been expanded to cover broader publishing and association management topics which will be covered with full day sessions that will run concurrently with the AllenTrack/PeerTrack User Group on Wednesday. Registration opens July 7.
Success in East and Central Europe - 03 Oct 2008 The practicalities of dealing with unfamiliar markets can be daunting for smaller publishers and learned societies with limited resources - and thus a real challenge. For those who take the initiative, however, the benefits of working in such a diverse and demanding region as East Europe are proportionately great. During this meeting, representatives from smaller and larger publishers will give an insight into how to increase your global reach in the region, including how to source agents and local reps if This meeting will be of particular interest to management in small and medium size publishers, as well as their specialist sales and marketing staff. It will also appeal to those responsible for the editorial content of journals and books.
Frankfurt Book Fair - 15 Oct 2008 The Frankfurt Book Fair is not only the meeting point for the business, it is also the world's largest marketplace for trading in publishing rights and licenses. Everyone who is anyone in the industry will be there - authors and publishers, booksellers and librarians, art dealers and illustrators, agents and journalists, information brokers and readers.
October 15 - 19
SPIE Environmental Nanotechnology - 15 Oct 2008 The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Inc. (SPIE) is hosting an online conference to reduce the carbon footprint of technology transfer. The SPIE Environmental Nanotechnology will present 18 speakers in a live conference on October 15 with tracks on Pollution and Energy Reduction and Environmental Sensing.
Building The Base for Authoritative Content, Seventh NFAIS Humanities Roundtable - 20 Oct 2008 Whether you are a provider of humanities information products and services or a librarian responsible for offering access to humanities resources, this NFAIS one-day programme will provide you with a better understanding of the digital initiatives and newly-emerging web-based resources in this field. While the meeting has a humanities information context, the programme content is applicable to all information providers and librarians. The event is scheduled for October 20, 2008 at the state-of-the-art Graduate Center of the City University of New York in Manhattan, from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Register soon, as seating is limited. For more information, contact Jill O’Neill, NFAIS Director, Communication and Planning, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NFAIS Forum on Usage Statistics - 21 Oct 2008 The NFAIS Committee on Usage Statistics is organising a one-day meeting, Usage Statistics: New Developments and Practical Applications, to be held on October 21, 2008 at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY from 9:00am to 4:30pm. This meeting - the third in a successful series launched in 2004 - will look at some of the new developments that have emerged since 2006, as well as the current practical applications of usage statistics. It will open with an update on the progress made by the two key standards for the creation and harvesting of usage statistics – Project COUNTER and SUSHI. The event will look at the current relationship between COUNTER and SUSHI and how these standards will move together in the future. Publishers and librarians will present case studies on how they currently gather, analyze and make informed decisions based upon the data that usage statistics provide. Of equal importance, they will highlight the pitfalls that must be avoided throughout the process so that the statistics are not unintentionally misused. Register now as seating is limited. Registration Discount Available Through October 3rd.
Ensuring Research Integrity in Biomedical Publishing - 22 Oct 2008 This workshop aims to provide delegates with a 'how to..' guide to ethical publishing. Speakers will cover the key ethical issues that biological, biomedical, and clinical journals should consider in order to be ethically robust. In addition, speakers will address the process of implementing such policies, including how to decide if adopting a specific policy is right for your journal, how to do it, what the implications are, and how to communicate your policies to your authors and readers.
Mayfair Conference Centre, 17 Connaught Place, London
Workshop on ontology-supported business intelligence - 26 Oct 2008 The EU-funded ACTIVE ('Enabling the knowledge powered enterprise') and MUSING ('Multi-industry, semantic-based next generation business intelligence') projects are organising a workshop on ontology-supported business intelligence (OBI'08) on 26 and 27 October in Karlsruhe, Germany. The workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from both academic and commercial backgrounds in this emerging application area for semantic technology. It will also serve as a facilitator for bringing business intelligence and data mining research closer to the semantic web community.