Oct 14, 2020
Linda Bennett (moderator), Michael Levine-Clark (Dean of Libraries at Denver Universities), Dr. Gernot Deinzer (Regensburg University), Helen Adey (Nottingham Trent)
Webinar, in English, of interest for librarians worldwide
Post-lockdown, librarians have become the heroes and heroines of academia. Covid-19 has undoubtedly brought huge challenges, but in your professional capacity you – and, inspired by you, your publisher partners – are seizing the opportunities following in its wake. This is the silver lining that marks the transition from tradition to not only the new normal, but the next normal and even presages the normal after that!
Please join us for a debate on how the pandemic and subsequent lockdown has affected libraries and the communities they serve; and what will happen next. Share your experiences, insights and “crystal ball” predictions. Let us celebrate your achievements!
Oct 15, 2020
Iuliu Kiritescu (S.C. Datagroup International), Saskia Wenzel (De Gruyter), Danielo Methke (De Gruyter), Florian Hofbauer (De Gruyter)
Webinar, in English, for librarians and academics
After three years of digitising, the DGBA project is coming to an end – and it’s time for summarising! With almost 50,000 titles digitised, what are our biggest achievements? Where have we improved? Together with our partner Datagroup, we’ll discuss the meaning of digital archives and traditions, unique selling points in quality, and strategies to take the cultural heritage of 270 years of publishing into the digital age.
Want to learn more? degruyter.com/bookarchive
Oct 22, 2020
Irene van Rossum (Amstaredam University Press), Charlotte Vanrooyen (EDP Sciences), André Gaul (EMS Press), Christina Lembrecht (De Gruyter)
Panel Discussion, In English, Duration 1h, for Librarians, Funders, Library Suppliers
When Annual Reviews introduced Subscribe to Open (S20), they introduced an alternative way to convert subscription journals to open access, with a model that isn’t reliant on Article Processing Charges (APCs). Since then, more publishers have taken up the S20 model recognizing that certain journal titles and subject communities require a different path to transition to open access. This panel will include a selection of publishers that are exploring S20 for their portfolios. We will discuss the reasons why they chose to test the model, the pros and cons, and future prospects.