Conference 2017

First Conference Workshop of the Association of European University Presses (AEUP)

Going digital in Europe – joining forces in scholarly publishing

Stockholm/Sweden, May 16-17, 2017

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The Conference workshop is over. We cordially express our thanks to our hosts, Stockholm University Press and the University Library of Stockholm, as well as to all the participants – university presses and representatives from more than a dozen countries. it was an intense, fruitful, and highly productive exchange. It showed the power and potential which lies within an association like AEUP.

We will soon present a short documentation on this website. Slides of presentations will be linked in the programme.

This first AEUP Conference workshop offered European publishers linked to a university, a research institute or a learned society as well as their associates and supporters the opportunity to meet, to get to know each other, to network, and to discuss important topics of high interest.

Lobbying for these presses is the main aim of AEUP as a self-organisation of smaller presses.

The Conference workshop was open to all AEUP members (full, associate, and patron members) and other presses and supporters specifically interested in institutional publishing and/or membership.  Please get informed about modes of membership in advance and contact

The conference language was English.

The event was supported by AEUP member fees and hosted by AEUP member Stockholm University Press at the Stockholm University Library. Therefore no special conference fees will be raised.

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Stockholm University Library
Universitetsvägen 14D
104 05 Stockholm,
Tuesday, 16.5.2017, 9:00 –
Wednesday 17.5.2017, 16:00



Monday 15/5/2017
18:30 Pre-conference Get-together (self-payer)
Ardbeg Embassy, Gamla Stan
Tuesday 16/5/2017
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:10 Welcoming address
Vice Chancellor of Stockholm University Astrid Söderbergh Widding
9:10-9:15 Introduction of the Venue
Eva Spångberg (Stockholm University Library)
9:15-10:15 Welcoming address / AEUP: past – present – future
AEUP President / Board
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:20 Presentation of conference host
Stockholm University Press on publication services
11:20-12:00 Keynote 1:
Jonas Holm (Stockholm University)
On European Commission Copyright
12:00-13:15 Lunch
On AEUP presses’ topics I
13:15-14:45 Member presentations
Short slide-presentations (not more than 5 min per press) from all participating AEUP member presses
Please note: Slides should be sent in advance to, giving information on

  • basic information on your press (size, program, affiliation)
  • unique feature(s)
  • main challenges of the press
  • interest in and benefits from AEUP

Please find a slide template here.

14:45-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-17:30 Working groups
Participants will discuss in working groups on each theme as follows:

  • Let’s talk about quality
    quality assurance, reviewing processes, branding and reputation, …
  • From print to digitality
    positioning a scholary press in the wake of the Internet and Open Access
  • On business and sustainability
    positioning the press in the research cycle
        15:20-15:50 Slot #1
        15:50-16:20 Slot #2
        16:20-16:50 Slot #3
        17:00-17:30 Summing up, discussion
18:00-22:00 Dinner at the Stockholm University Faculty Club
Wednesday 17/5/2017
9:00-9:10 Introduction
Scholarly communications of today
9:15-10:00 Keynote 1:
Charles Watkinson (University of Michigan Library / University of Michigan Press)
Institutional publishing as a phenomenon
10:00-10:45 Keynote 2:
Beate Eellend (National Library of Sweden)
On open access publishing in Sweden
10:45-11.15 Coffee Break
11:15-11.45 Keynote 3:
Pierre Mounier (OpenEdition)
Open Science infrastructure efforts for the Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe: OPERAS and HIRMEOS (working title)
11:45-12:30 Discussion on future trends of publishing
Participants and keynote speakers
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 On AEUP presses’ topics II

  • Are we doing the right thing?
    on customer and stakeholder relationships
  • From output to plans and agendas
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 Summing up, feedback