#AEUP18 International workshop “Keeping up with the standards”

Riga (Latvia), June 5-6, 2018

Success in the scholarly publishing sector extensively relies on seamless processes and workflows. It is the use of a variety of standards – especially technical standards – which make them efficient in many ways. But what are the standards that really matter for university presses and institutional publishers? Are there country- or community-specific standards? What publishing systems, but also skills and resources are needed to implement them? And which channels of distribution and networks in a globalized digital scholarly world do – and should – they serve?

Starting from AEUP members’ own experiences and challenges, our hands-on workshop aims at identifying workflows, platforms and dissemination channels that are currently considered as state-of-the-art and in use at member presses. Participants will discuss such best practices and learn how to implement those serving their presses, their institutions and scholars best.

Registration and Survey

Registration
Registration is open till May 18th, 2018, 2 pm CEST (Central European Summer Time): Please register here.
Interested in participating but registration expired? Please contact info@aeup.eu.
Survey
The board of AEUP would also like to invite you to do a survey on reviewing and quality control, production and dissemination/distribution (deadline also May 18th, 2018). This will help to prepare the workshop according to your needs.

View of Riga from St. Peter’s church tower (Attribution: Diego Delso, delso.photo, License CC-BY-SA)

The workshop is meant to be for all AEUP members (full, associate, and patron members). However, we welcome anyone interested in AEUP’s work and have limited seats available for external participants.

The event is prepared by the AEUP board and hosted by AEUP member RTU Press. Catering will be partly sponsored by RTU, partly self-paid.

It is recommended to register early.

Further Information

Location: RTU library, Kipsalas 10, Riga, Latvia

Date: June 5-6, 2018 (informal social event in the evening of the 4th)

Fee: for members: none
for non-members: 100 EUR
(Modes of payment: invoice; copy of bank transfer as proof will be sufficient.)

BONUS: If participating non-members will become members after the workshop, membership of the first year will be reduced. Please get informed about modes of membership in advance and contact info@aeup.eu.

How to get there: From the airport the bus no. 22 operates direct services between the airport and Riga city centre: http://www.riga-airport.com/en/main/passengers/useful-information/getting-to-the-airport.

Accommodation: There is a great variety of hotels, including several that are not too expensive. Please check the relevant providers.

Stay tuned via newsfeed, facebook or twitter @AEUP_info , hashtag #AEUP18!

Update

We are happy to attract experts who will support us in gaining deeper insights. Each session of the workshop will start with an experts’ lightning talk giving initial input for our discussion. Interested in who the experts are? Please have a closer look at our programm!

Programme

Monday 4/6/2018
18:00 Get together (self-payer)
Neiburgs Restaurant in Old Town Riga, Jauniela 25/27
Tuesday 5/6/2018
9:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:15 Welcoming address
Talis Juhna, Vice-Rector for Research, RTU
10:15-10:45 Welcome/Introduction
AEUP chair/board
10:45-11:00 Presentation of conference host RTU Press
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 AEUP presses on standards – members presentations
Short slide-presentations (download template) from participating AEUP member presses on standards
Please note: Slides should be sent in advance to info@aeup.eu, giving information on

  • Presentation of your press’s technical platform
  • Your press: standards in use (aspects: reviewing, producing, publishing, distributing/spreading)
  • Your press’s challenges regarding standards
12:30-13:30 Lunch
Canteen at the Kipsala Exhibition Hall (3 minute walk) or the Food Hall on the 2nd floor of the Shopping Centre (about 10 minute walk)
13:30-14:35 Session 1
Standards in quality control and reviewing – the content itself is the topic

Together with Abigail Murdy, Managing Editor of Ubiquity Press, we will improve our knowledge on  editorial processes, such as peer review, high quality proposals and manuscripts.
14:35-15:40 Session 2
Standards in production – turning content into publishable media products

Dominique Roux, project manager of the Numédif-Métopes project (research infrastructure offering a complete process for university publishing), will introduce how XML-based workflows can be put into practice. We will discuss other models.
15:40-16:10 Coffee break
16:10-16:40 Summing up and discussion
16:40-17:15 Presentation of RTU Library and Campus (tour)
19:00 Dinner (self-payer)
Wednesday 6/6/2018
9:00-9:15 Introduction
9:15-10:30 Session 3
Standards in publishing – make the publication available

Bozana Bokan (system developer with
PKP Public Knowledge Project) will support us while we discuss how presses can run their own open source publishing platforms such as OMP, a software solution for digital and open access books, or OJS for journals.
10.30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:15 Session 4
Standards in dissemination – feeding the dissemination channels

Regine Tobias (KIT Publishing) and Margo Bargheer (Göttingen University Press)
will discuss with us how can we make our publication ready for dissemination and enhance their visibility and impact  via marketing.
12:15-13:00 Discussion – summing-up – feedback
13.00-13:45 Lunch (self-payer) / end