International Convention of University Presses

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Level 4.2, Room Dimension

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Accessibility: a responsibility and a challenge

The 7th International Convention of University Presses will deal with accessibility from different viewpoints. On one side, university presses have a social responsibility – sometimes legal, frequently institutional, always ethical –as they must make content accessible for all types of readers in different situations. On the other side, there are technical obstacles that make it difficult to reach their target audience.

Discussing the relevant questions of today and tomorrow

  • Which strategies should be followed so that content can be disseminated?
  • What are the various types of access, and what are the challenges and opportunities associated with each of them?

  • What are the legal frameworks and obligations that have to be taken into account in the distribution strategies?

  • How can metadata for accessible products be created?
  • Which pricing strategies should be pursued?

 

Expand your global network

After four successful editions, the International Convention of University Presses has already consolidated as one of the highlights of the Frankfurter Buchmesse. 

In the previous years, the Convention has reunited more than 300 professionals in academic publishing worldwide from more than 22 countries. The International Convention of University Presses brings a new opportunity to exchange ideas and discover new trends in international academic publishing.

Born as an initiative of Latin American networks including university presses and the Frankfurt Book Fair, the International Convention is a worldwide opportunity to present and create interaction among national and regional networks of University Presses, and to provide a platform for discussions on common issues in academic publishing at international level.

The Convention will establish a meeting point for the exchange of ideas and reflection, where relevant topics of academic publishing are engaged, such as: common practices of the exchange of experience, commercialization, co-edition, license trade, information dissemination in the academic world, etc.

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The 7th edition of the International Convention of University Presses will take place on 19 October. Tickets will be available here soon.

Looking back: International Convention of University Presses 2018.

Digitalisation is radically changing the academic publishing industry. In addition to great opportunities, there are many risks that need to be considered. What digital changes do academic publishers have to adapt to when it comes to Open Access? Where are the dangers? What precautions need to be taken? The participants of the 6th International Congress of University Publishers received deep insights into the digital transformation of the publishing industry from top experts.

The Top-Speakers 2018:

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Michael Bhaskar

Co-Founder & Publishing Director of CANELO, UK

Co-Founder & Publishing Director of CANELO, UK

Delivered this year´s keynote speech addressing digital disruptions and digital developments in the publishing industry.

2133-University Presses-Sven Fund

Sven Fund

Founder of fullstopp, lecturer at Humboldt University and an expert on the digital transformation of the publishing industry

Founder of fullstopp, lecturer at Humboldt University and an expert on the digital transformation of the publishing industry

Addressed new ways of dealing with Open Access at this years´s convention.

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