#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 is open now: Please register here.

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.

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. From there it is a 15 minutes walk to the RTU library.

Accommodation: Information will follow soon. There is a great variety of hotels, including several that are not too expensive.

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Please note that the programme is preliminary. It will be constantly updated.

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
RTU representative
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 yur 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
14:35-15:40 Session 2
Standards in production – turning content into publishable media products
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
10.30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:15 Session 4
Standards in dissemination – feeding the dissemination channels
12:15-13:00 Discussion – summing-up – feedback
13.00-13:45 Lunch (self-payer) / end