Librarian Focus Group & XML For The Small Publisher: Don't Miss Out! Nick Lindsay 15 Jan 2009 19:12 UTC

With apologies for cross-posting

Two upcoming events sponsored by the Society for Scholarly Publishing. The first, a timely examination of how publishers and librarians can work together to weather the current economic storm. And for the second, you don't need to leave your office to attend an affordable, in-depth web seminar focusing on a technological question of exceptional importance for small publishers of all types: whether or not to implement XML.
"Librarians and Publishers: Partners in Troubled Times"
February 3, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: American Geophysical Union
2000 Florida Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20009

Visit<> for details and to register.

This event, sponsored by the Society for Scholarly Publishing, will help get 2009 off to a practical and educational start. This annual day of dialogue has been a popular way for publishers to learn how decisions are made in libraries in a limited-attendance, interactive atmosphere. We are very pleased to have the opportunity this year to open up registration for this event to the entire scholarly publishing community. The non-SSP member price for this event is $299. SSP members can still register for $249.
A panel of experienced librarians from a range of institutions will respond to critical business questions and concerns from publishers and vendors.  The economy will be at the forefront of discussion, but a range of other topics will also be covered, such as trends in pricing and licensing, the future of authentication, the challenges of electronic resource preservation, the state of "open access," and the growing interest in campus publishing.  Registrants will have a chance to pose questions for the panelists in advance.


 *   Beth Bernhardt, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of North Carolina Greensboro
 *   Victoria Harriston, Librarian, George E. Brown, Jr. Library, The National Academies
 *   Carol Hughes, Associate University Librarian for Public Services, University of California Irvine
 *   Anne Linton, Director, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, George Washington University
 *   Steven Mandeville-Gamble, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication, Gelman Library, George Washington University
 *   Bill Mayer, University Librarian, American University


 *   Rita Scheman, Director of Publications and Executive Director, American Philological Society


 *   Kimberly Lutz, Assistant Director of Communications and External Relations, University Libraries, University of North Carolina Greensboro
 *   Martha Whittaker, Head of Technical Services, Gelman Library System, George Washington University
Registration:  Visit<> for details and to register.  The registration fee includes a networking lunch.
XML for the Smaller Publisher: The Right Choice?
Web Seminar: WebEx Platform
January 27, 2009, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Can't leave your location for a meeting?  Visit<> to register now for your organization's members to learn onsite - stay at the office, be both green and budget-conscious, and take part in a web seminar co-sponsored by AAUP!

Two leading publishers with XML implementation experience will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing smaller publishers, and a technical expert will be on hand to address practical issues.

Who should attend:

If you're looking for practical suggestions and honest assessments, this seminar will be invaluable to production editors, managing editors, IT staff, and senior management at small to medium-sized publishers of scholarly content.

Join us if you want to:

 *   Clearly understand the benefits and challenges of using XML in the publishing process, both for journals and books.
 *   Discover the surprising XML capabilities of commonly used software like Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign.
 *   Explore the concept of "hybrid" workflows and possible ways of taking a stepping stone approach to XML introduction, rather than reinventing your whole process.
 *   Learn first-hand from scholarly publishers who have successfully deployed XML in their own small- to medium-sized organizations.

 *   Bob Kelly, Director, Journal Information Systems, American Physical Society
 *   Andy Williams, Academic and Professional Production Director (Europe) and Manager of Content Services, Cambridge University Press

 *   Greg Suprock, VP & General Manager, Content Services, Cadmus Communications
Fees are $149 for SSP or AAUP Members/$209 for non-members.
Visit<> for more information and to register.