First Conference of the Association of European University Presses (AEUP)
Going digital in Europe – joining forces in scholarly publishing
Stockholm/Sweden, May 16-17, 2017
The Conference is over. We cordially express our thanks to our hosts, Stockholm University Press and the University Library of Stockholm, as well as to the keynote speakers and all the participants – university presses and representatives from more than a dozen countries. It was an intense, fruitful, and highly productive exchange, showing the power and the potential which lie within an association like AEUP.
This first AEUP Conference 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documentation and Programme
Documentation from the first AEUP Conference (download PDF). This is a revised version of a live documentation produced by conference participants and the AEUP Board.
The slides of the presentations given during the conference are embedded in the programme below. They link to the AEUP archive in Zenodo.
|18:30||Pre-conference Get-together (self-payer)|
Ardbeg Embassy, Gamla Stan
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
|10:45-11:20||Presentation of conference host|
Karl Edqvist, Sofie Wennström:
Publishing with Stockholm University Library
Jonas Holm (Stockholm University)
Legal aspects of university publishing
|On AEUP presses’ topics I|
|13:15-14:45||Presses’ presentations: Margo Bargheer, Why the University of Göttingen runs a press; Regine Tobias, KIT Scientific Publishing; Martina Tlachová, Masaryk University Press; Karen Grigoryan, Yerevan State University Publishing House; Kati Maki, Tampere University Press; Ivo Volt, University of Tartu Press; Veerle De Laet, Leuven University Press; Dagmar Schobert, Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin; Isabella Meinecke, Hamburg University Press; Jonathan Robson, Södertörn University Publications; Jan-Peter Wissink, Amsterdam University Press|
Participants discussed 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|
|Scholarly communications of today|
Charles Watkinson (University of Michigan Library / University of Michigan Press)
Institutional Publishing: New Opportunities in the Digital Age
Beate Eellend (National Library of Sweden)
On Open Access Publishing in Sweden
Pierre Mounier (OpenEdition)
Open Access in the European Research Area through Scholarly Communication
|11:45-12:30||Discussion on future trends of publishing|
Participants and keynote speakers
|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
|15:30-16:00||Summing up, feedback|