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  • Wednesday, 10 October 2018

    Getting on the Road to Intelligent Content: No Time Like The Present

    Education Stage (Hall 4.2 C 94)
    11:30 - 12:00 h

    Agile workflows and easy access to targeted, relevant content have obvious benefits for publishers who have long dreamed of repurposing their catalogs for markets around the world. Transforming content to become “intelligent,” however, is no easy task. Indeed, the challenge to existing technology and business practices can be off-putting. Drawing on lessons from engagements with large and small content providers, the presenters will propose a pragmatic, sensible approach to start the ball rolling and make the most of technologies without significant upfront investment. Choosing the right content set and taxonomies as well as picking the proper semantic enrichment tools can ensure manageable, cost-effective new product development.

    Panelists Include:

    Carl Robinson, Head of Consulting, Ixxus (UK)

    Renee Swank, Senior Director of Sales, Ixxus (US)


    • Publisher Voices Raised For Copyright

      Academic & Business Information Stage (Hall 4.2 N 101)
      14:30 - 15:00 h

      Making copyright fit for purpose for the digital world is a popular undertaking for governments– though almost never so for publishers.  So-called “reforms” are often little more than thinly-veiled attacks on the fundamental principles of intellectual property and the livelihoods of publishers and authors. Notions of balance seem to have vanished as the scales tip further away from rightsholders. What are publishers doing to ensure their voices are being heard in Europe, Asia, North America and elsewhere?  Who is helping publishers to defend their business and creative interests? How can you make certain your voice gets heard?

      Panelists include:

      Michiel Kolman, President of the International Publishers Association and Senior Vice President for Information Industry Relations, Elsevier. (NL)

      Michael Healy, Executive Director, International Relations, Copyright Clearance Center (US)

      • Open Access Monographs: 
        A discussion about viability, models and the unique needs of OA books compared to OA journals

        Education Stage (Hall 4.2 C 94) 
        15:30 - 16:00 h

        Open Access is transforming scholarly journal publishing, yet the looming size of the journal ecosystem has thrown into deep shadow an equally remarkable transformation in scholarly books.

        In recent years, e-book acquisition rates and usage have soared. E-books offer multiple advantages, from acquisition models to accessibility and researcher engagement metrics. In parallel with the research coming out of the UK, an ongoing study by the US-based Book Industry Study Group is identifying the challenges in understanding the usage of OA e-books; the research will provide much-needed documentation on e-book impact levels, especially for funders of Open Access publishing programs.

        For OA books to succeed, all stakeholders (authors, institutions, funders and publishers) must agree to a set of measures that inform publication, funding, workflows, usage reporting, and value.

        Panelists Include:

        Brian O’Leary, Executive Director, Book Industry Study Group (US)

        David Worlock, Publishing Analyst (UK) and Co-Chair of Outsell Inc.’s Leadership Programs


        Carl Robinson, Head of Consulting, Ixxus

      • Thursday, 11 October 2018

        An Innovation Conversation

        Academic & Business Information Stage (Hall 4.2 N 101)
        09:00 - 09:30 h
        Breakfast will be served. 

        In the age of Big Data, professional and scholarly publishers are shaping their content offerings to help customers uncover actionable business and scientific insights easily and quickly. As Big Data grows in influence and capacity, daunting technology challenges arise when optimizing the information retrieval experience and identifying the right cognitive technologies. Senior publishing executives and strategists offer their insights for turning Big Data into Valuable Data.

        Panelists Include:

        Alvaro Garcia Neto, Vice President, Engineering & Professional Services, Copyright Clearance Center (US)

        Samantha Burridge, Director, Strategy and Transformation, Scientific and Academic Research, Clarivate Analytics (UK)


        Tracey Armstrong, President & Chief Executive Officer, Copyright Clearance Center (US)

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      Hall 4.2, Stand E18
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      An Innovation Conversation

      Featuring Copyright Clearance Center CEO, Tracey Armstrong

      Thursday, 11 October 2018

      09:00 – 09:30 h (Breakfast will be served.)

      Location: Academic & Business Information Stage
      Hall 4.2 N 101

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