SSP Fall Seminar Series

Register today for the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Fall 2010 Seminar Series to receive the early-bird rates!!

LOCATION: American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Join your colleagues and a range of industry speakers in thought-provoking discussions and attend in-depth sessions surrounding these wide-ranging issues:

SEMINAR 1:  International Market Updates: Middle East and Southeast Asia/Japan.

DATE:   Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm, includes networking lunch)

This two-part seminar will discuss the potential benefits of doing business in export markets, specifically the Middle East and the SE Asia/Japan regions, and follow up on the successful day on Brazil and China at the corresponding event in 2009. This seminar will provide a roadmap to new explorers of export market as well as suggest strategies and opportunities for publishers already doing business in these important export markets.

SEMINAR 2: Partnering to Publish: Innovative Roles for Societies, Institutions, Presses, and Libraries

DATE:   Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm, includes networking lunch)

The Partnering to Publish seminar, jointly sponsored by the Society for Scholarly Publishing and Association of Research Libraries, will explore opportunities for information professionals within both publishing and library units to work together to acquire and certify content in an editorial phase, develop raw materials into polished products in a production phase, and disseminate author content so that it has the greatest impact during a marketing phase.

Seminar 3:  Enhancing Content: Incorporating Interactive Features in Online Content

DATE: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 (Half day seminar, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm)

In this half day seminar, speakers will showcase specific examples of interactive content and explore new digital features that enhance the presentation of complex concepts. They will discuss the resources and costs involved in establishing the infrastructure to support their efforts, and review the decisions that needed to be made before they began the projects, including the anticipated value to their readership. The speakers will then join an expert panel of authors, publishers, e-publishing vendors, and librarians to discuss how these enhanced features are use by their respective stakeholders.

Seminar 4: Mobile Apps and eBooks: To Do or Not To Do?

DATE:  Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 (Half day seminar, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)

Mobile Apps and eBooks are two of the most talked about new technological developments in publishing. But do they have a place within your publishing structure? And could they help you generate revenue? Is there more hype than reality? This half-day seminar has been developed to discuss how some publishers have experimented to get answers to these important questions and to see how similar solutions might work for you. The seminar will provide an overview of these new technologies and what options are available for publishers i providing real-world mobile Apps and eBook examples specifically for the STM publishing field.

Early bird rates are available through November 1.  For more information and to register, see https://www.sspnet.org/Events/Meetings_and_Seminars/2010_Fall_Seminars/spage.aspx

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