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

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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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.

Monday 15/5/2017 
18:30Pre-conference Get-together (self-payer)
Ardbeg Embassy, Gamla Stan
Tuesday 16/5/2017 
9:00-9:10Welcoming address
Vice Chancellor of Stockholm University Astrid Söderbergh Widding
9:10-9:15Introduction of the Venue
Eva Spångberg (Stockholm University Library)
9:15-10:15Welcoming address / AEUP: past – present – future
AEUP President / Board
10:15-10:45Coffee break
10:45-11:20Presentation of conference host
Karl Edqvist, Sofie Wennström:
Publishing with Stockholm University Library
11:20-12:00Keynote 1:
Jonas Holm (Stockholm University)
Legal aspects of university publishing
 On AEUP presses’ topics I
13:15-14:45Presses’ 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
14:45-15:15Coffee break
15:15-17:30Working groups
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
– 15:20-15:50Slot #1
– 15:50-16:20Slot #2
– 16:20-16:50Slot #3
– 17:00-17:30Summing up, discussion
18:00-22:00Dinner at the Stockholm University Faculty Club
Wednesday 17/5/2017 
 Scholarly communications of today
9:15-10:00Keynote 1:
Charles Watkinson (University of Michigan Library / University of Michigan Press)
Institutional Publishing: New Opportunities in the Digital Age
10:00-10:45Keynote 2:
Beate Eellend (National Library of Sweden)
On Open Access Publishing in Sweden
10:45-11.15Coffee Break
11:15-11.45Keynote 3:
Pierre Mounier (OpenEdition)
Open Access in the European Research Area through Scholarly Communication
11:45-12:30Discussion on future trends of publishing
Participants and keynote speakers
13:30-15:00On AEUP presses’ topics II
Are we doing the right thing?
on customer and stakeholder relationships
From output to plans and agendas
15:00-15:30Coffee Break
15:30-16:00Summing up, feedback