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ALPSP partners with UCL Press and Liverpool University Press Association to deliver the University Press Redux Conference biennially
- 30 Nov 2016

Following the success of the founding University Press Redux conference, organised by Liverpool University Press (LUP) and held in March 2016, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) has announced a partnership with the presses to deliver the event every two years. The next event to be held in spring 2018 will be hosted and curated by UCL Press in London.

The inaugural University Press Redux conference was arranged by LUP in association with the Academic Book of the Future project. Over 150 delegates gathered to discuss the past, present and future of institutional presses. ALPSP took part and subsequently published a collection of papers that evolved from the event in a special open access issue of Learned Publishing.

The 2018 University Press Redux Conference will be curated and hosted by UCL Press with administrative and promotional support provided by ALPSP. Dates will be announced soon. Mandy Hill, Managing Director of Cambridge University Press's academic division and keynote speaker from 2016, has confirmed that CUP will host Redux in 2020.

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Registration for London Info International 2016 still open
- 30 Nov 2016

London Info International 2016 opens the doors to its conference and exhibition in a few days. The global information community will gather there next week. An updated list of organisations and participants has been published and the organisers are looking forward to welcoming all delegates, visitors, sponsors, exhibitors and partners from all over the world to London.

LII 2016 has a world leading conference programme; has an extensive exhibition and showfloor education programme; features The Disruptor Zone of new exciting projects; and is the place to be this December 6th and 7th.

For those who are yet to register for the event, you can register here.

More information on the event is available at www.londoninfointernational.com.

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London Info International 2016 speaker insights
- 23 Nov 2016

In just over a week many members of the information community will gather at London's ExCeL to experience a brand new and exciting conference and exhibition. The intersection between information and data, the rise of the user, and the need for the information industry to demonstrate value, are all key themes at the inaugural London Info International 2016 Conference. Search, social media and the ways to reach new users are also part of the agenda.

According to Vincent Cassidy, Conference Co-Chair, LII 2016, this event brings together important and representative voices of research funders, the library community, commercial publishers and start-ups who are all seeking to help research and researchers. This conference will help all participants both to reflect on the current dynamic and help shape future direction.

This is what few of the main speakers have been saying…

'The distinction publishers make between content and data is anachronistic and limiting,' says Timo Hannay, Founder SchoolDash and one of the speakers at the event. 'It's all information - and information of every kind is our trade.' He has these words of advice for the information industry, 'think broadly about your role - publishing is not just about publications, it's about information. Be prepared to acquire new organisational skills, especially relating to technology. Observe the behaviour and attitudes of the best technology companies, big and small.'

Timo is speaking at LII 2016 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm on Wednesday, December 7th.

John Hammersley, Co-founder&CEO of Overleaf, is one of an illustrious group of industry experts talking about the 'rise of the user' that includes David Worlock, Jan Reichelt of Mendeley and Jason Markos of John Wiley&Sons.

Global research and collaboration continues to grow at an astonishing rate,' John says. 'This is excellent for science but can prove to be challenging for researchers and institutions. Many areas of technology are moving to an on-demand economy, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) has been a rapidly developing industry over the past decade, with global sales growing from $10Bn in 2010 to more than double this today. Users continue to expect more and more services to provide real-time feedback and fast, effective solutions to their problems.'

John is speaking at LII 2016 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm on Tuesday, December 6th.

Social media gives an opportunity to libraries, especially in academia, to get a better and closer relationship with their users, notes Ertugrul Cimen, Library Director at MEF University. During his talk, delegates will learn how libraries and users are affected by social media and the possible risks and benefits of social media usage in libraries.

This session also includes talks from Christine Goodair, Website Officer for the Society for the Study of Addiction - looking at Twitter - and Matt Horne, the Digital Marketing and Social Media Officer at Newcastle University whose focus is on Snapchat and the new generation of social.

Ertugrul is speaking at LII 2016 at 11:30am - 12:30am on Wednesday, December 7th.

Reaching users is also the topic of the talk from Oliver Renn, Head of Chemistry and Biology of Pharmacy Information Centre, ETH Zurich in day one's New world, new approaches session. Oliver believes social media should be combined with face-to-face techniques to engage users. According to Oliver, the information community, especially those who are developing new tools and gadgets, naturally think that those who are supposed to use the cool new things are as informed and excited as they are. This is often not the case, both in academia and industry but can be changed.'

Oliver is speaking at LII 2016 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm on Tuesday, December 6th.

These are just a few of the leading speakers that can be seen in London on December 6th and 7th. A few places are still available. To find out more go to Londoninfointernational.com and to register to attend the conference go to http://londoninfointernational.com/book-your-place/.

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CENDI, NFAIS, RDA/US, National Academies Board on Research Data and Information to host one-day conference on The Internet of Things
- 17 Nov 2016

CENDI, NFAIS, Research Data Alliance/US (RDA/US) and the National Academies' Board on Research Data and Information will host a one-day conference on "The Internet of Things: Impacting Scientific Data and Information Flows," on December 9, 2016 in Washington, DC.

This event, held annually in the Nation's Capital, centers on how the Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved into a cyber-physical reality impacting a broad range of business sectors, especially information services and scholarly research.

With the IoT's significant potential to advance scholarly research and communication, speakers and attendees at this event will discuss: policies and standards relative to the IoT; case studies in a variety of disciplines; the impact of the IoT on different information services communities, such as libraries, publishers and data centers.

In addition, this event will also feature robust discussion on what the implications are for government agencies and information services relative to the IoT; how researchers will leverage the IoT to enable groundbreaking advances in their fields of study; and what role federal agency libraries are playing, in concert with their private sector partners, to take advantage of the IoT in fulfilling their public sector-focused missions.

The target audience for this event is anyone who has responsibility in the flow of scientific and technical data and information.

The one-day conference will be held at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC. Interested entities may visit http://bit.ly/2g16ten for registration details.

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London Info International 2016 - free exhibition showfloor programme, new video and Disruptor zone finalists announced
- 16 Nov 2016

London Info International 2016 has announced a packed showfloor schedule. More than 30 sessions will take place on two presentation stages over the two days of the event. Performance metrics, discoverability, collaboration, text mining, copyright and compliance are just a few of the topics that will feature.

A special showfloor keynote 'Navigating the Floodgates of Science - Human Intervention in the Era of Artificial Intelligence' by Peter Derycz, President and CEO of Reprints Desk Inc, will be held on Stage 2 at 1pm on December 6.

The breadth of session mix and variety of speakers means there is something for everyone involved in scholarly, research and professional information. The complete schedule is available on the LII 2016 website.

As an integral part of the LII 2016 Exhibition this complete programme is free to attend to anyone registering prior to the event. To register, interested parties may visit http://londoninfointernational.com/showfloor-programme. Entry to the exhibition will cost £50 + VAT if you turn up unregistered on the day.

The showfloor stages are sponsored by Web of Science.

Additionally, London Info International 2016 has launched a new video - The complete guide to LII 2016 in 40 seconds. The video is available at http://bit.ly/LII2016-40secs.

In a separate announcement, London Info International 2016 has announced 7 finalists for the Disruptor Zone. These presentations will take place in two sessions on December 6. CrossRef, Glasstree and Unsilo will take to stage 2 at 11am and Atypon, Colwiz, MedArkive and NexGen HC will present at 2pm on stage 1. The audience will assist in determining the strongest participant from each session and they will be invited to present to the conference delegates at the afternoon opening session on December 7. The disruptor will be filmed and the overall winner will be crowned LII 2016 disruptor of the year.

A wide range of international attendees are expected at the LII 2016 and a world class accommodation service is an essential element in meeting their varying needs. London Info International 2016 has partnered with The Corporate Team to arrange a selection of keenly priced accommodation close to the venue for delegates, visitors and exhibitors attending the event. More information is available at http://londoninfointernational.com/accommodation/.

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