London Book Fair 2017

Event Date : 03/13/2017  |   Start time : 09:00  |   Location : Olympia Conference Centre, London

The Quantum Conference: Consumer Insights and So Much More

Raiders of the Lost Content – Carl Robinson, Principal Consultant, Ixxus
Reuse is ever the watch-word when it comes to maximizing the value of your content. But how can you reuse content when not only do you not know where to find it; you don’t know what it is you’re looking for, or whether it existed in the first place?  Trying to get to grips with content reuse can be a bit of a snake pit – but luckily intrepid adventurer Carl Robinson from Ixxus is here to lead the way. We explore how to raid lost content to uncover hidden treasure, whip your backlist into shape and avoid the temple of doom. Fedoras optional.
WHEN: Monday, 13 March, 12:15 – 12:30
WHERE: Olympia Conference Centre

Introduction to Rights Conference
Aimed at those new to the rights business, it offers the skills and knowledge needed to make the most of every rights opportunity vital in this ever-changing publishing and content creation environment.
WHEN: Monday, 13 March, 12:45
WHERE: Olympia Conference Centre

Byte the Book
How Can you Maximise Revenue from Your Content?
What’s the best way to increase the value of your content, and how can you manage and manipulate your content in different ways to better serve readers and increase your audience?

– Steve Odart, CEO & Founder, Ixxus
– Kris Kliemann, prev. VP Director of Global Rights, Wiley
– Martin Belam, Social & New Formats Editor, The Guardian
– Peter Buckley, Technology Director, Dorling Kindersley

 Monday, 13 March, 18:30 – 21:30
WHERE: The Library, St Martin’s Lane

Research & Scholarly Forum
The Rise of the Researchers – New Directions in Scholarly Publishing
Tracey Armstrong, CEO and President, Copyright Clearance Center, leads a panel discussion exploring how researchers are driving innovation in scientific publishing and finding new roles far from the laboratory bench.

– Vivian Chan, Founder and CEO, Sparrho
– Frederick Fenter, Ph.D., Executive Editor, Frontiers
– John Inglis, M.D., Co-founder, bioRxiv; Executive Director and Publisher, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

WHEN: Wednesday, 15 March, 12:20 – 13:20
WHERE: Olympia Conference Centre

Insights Seminar Programme Sessions

Checking-In on the Road to Digital Transformation
By 2020, Gartner estimates, “75% of businesses will be digital, or have digital business transformations underway. However, only 30% of those efforts will be successful.” Heading down the road to digital transformation can feel like traveling without a guide and a map. For a fix on the publishing industry’s latest digital transformation location, hear a panel of analysts and executives review the findings of a groundbreaking survey of leading publishers in the UK and around the world. How far have we come? Is this a race? Who’s ahead? Will the journey ever end?

– Chris Kenneally, Director of Business Development, CCC
– Max Gabriel, Group Digital Director, Informa
– David Worlock, Co-chair of Executive Programs, Outsell
– Valentina Kalk, Director, Brookings Institution Press

WHERE: Olympia Conference Centre
WHEN: Tuesday, 14 March, 14:30 – 15:30

The Winning Move For Open Access
In the dynamic Open Access publishing environment, nothing stands still for long. The Gold Road model that allows researchers to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) may have become the preferred route of many funders and institutions, but as OA continues to gather momentum, tracking and reporting compliance has proven quite a challenge. The push is on to not only to drive out costs but also to move toward automation and scalability. Learn how integrated workflows that leverage standards and best practices can help to build an open, sustainable infrastructure. Through innovative approaches that create a seamless workflow, publishers, funders and institutions will make a market together.

WHERE: Olympia Conference Centre
WHEN: Wednesday, 15 March, 16:00 – 17:00

Authentication and the Holy Grail
Access to content – on any device, at any location – is a critical and growing need in today’s information age. Publishers recognize that users expect simple, reliable and rapid access to content, as well as the highest possible level of data privacy. Yet publishers also need to know who has authorized access to the content they provide to protect it from misuse. Finding the right balance for these frequently conflicting information demands is a smoldering problem across the industry.

The solution may lie not only in technology, but also through increased collaboration. Towards that end, the Universal Resource Access initiative is conducting pilot projects that target development of solutions to provide access and security. The panel will share insights on the challenges faced as well as hopes for finding the holy grail of “single sign-on” – i.e., reliable and unified authentication and access control for any authorized user across any device.

– Andy Halliday, Identity Product Owner, Springer Nature
– Helen Malone, Director, Information Resources, GlaxoSmithKline
– Eefke Smit, Director of Standards and Technology, International Association of STM Publishers

WHEN: Thursday, 16 March, 11:30 – 12:30

We’re also pleased to announce our participation in the following events and awards:

What Works? Education Conference
Going Digital – how publishers embrace technology to ensure survival
Carl Robinson, Principle Consultant at Ixxus, will chair this panel.
WHERE: Olympia Conference Centre
WHEN: Tuesday 14 March, 2017 – 13:45

Michael Healy, Executive Director, International Relations at CCC, as part of the International Excellence Awards will be a judge on the panel for The Academic and Professional Publishing Award. This event is held in partnership with The Publishers Association as a grand celebration of publishing and related activities outside the UK.

Paul Twelftree, Chief Innovation Officer at Ixxus will be judging the shortlisted finalists from the Quantum Innovation Award entries. The winner will be presented the award at The LBF Awards Ceremony, an invite-only event on the evening of Tuesday, 14 March.

Date Published : 28th of December 2016