ALPSP Training Course: Understanding eJournal Technology (1304UET)

Friday 26th April 2013
General Publishing
Level 2 (2-3 Years' Experience)
Institute of Physics, London, W1B 1NT Tel: 0207 470 4884 (Map)

This course will provide an insight into the technologies behind eJournal delivery. Technology has removed the barriers between production, editorial, marketing, sales, customer services and most importantly – the customers. The course will be business-centric – clearly positioning technologies in the context of the industry issues they aim to solve. Participants will learn how technology is used throughout the delivery of eJournals from publisher via library to the end-user. 
Speakers/ Tutors
Simon Inger
Tracy Gardner

Prices: Member £355.00 plus VAT (please log in for this price), Non Member £515.00 plus VAT

• How users navigate to eJournal content:
introducing the key starting points for research – features and benefits of gateways, eJournal hosts, publisher websites, aggregators, search engine-based gateways and library gateways; why librarians purchase access to starting points. Identifying the major players involved in eJournal provision; where do users choose to begin their research?; advances in user navigation
• How libraries manage user navigation: linking through URL and OpenURL, the development and importance of Link Servers; the role of library web pages, web scale discovery and journals management tools used by libraries
• Authentication: user authentication methodologies and their limitations: IP address ranges, proxies and firewalls, Athens, digital certificates, Shibboleth, OpenID and geolocation
• Usage statistics: COUNTER and SUSHI standards; how librarians use statistics
• Current initiatives: introduction to major publishing industry initiatives
• Going mobile: a look at delivery of eJournals to mobile devices

This course will commence at 09:30 (registration, with tea/coffee, from 09:00) and end at approximately 16:00

By the end of the course delegates w ill be able to
Gain a business-level grounding in eJournal delivery technologies, gain greater insight into customers’ technical and business requirements and understand the role technology plays in eJournal deployment and discoverability.

Who should attend
Sales, marketing and customer service staff, senior management who need a refresher course and new technical hires from outside the industry. This course covers technologies that are vital to the delivery of eJournals and therefore need to be widely understood by all departments within the publishing business.

Delegate Comments

'Well researched & detailed course - interesting industry info too! ' Callum Mackay, IOP Publishing

'Excellent - thank you.' Giles Gailer, Semantico

'Really interesting and entertaining. Keep doing what you're doing! ' Colleen Cusworth, Oxford University Press

'The course provided a great insight into eJournals. ' Gaynor Llewellyn, RCN Publishing

'I thought the course was excellent and packed with lots of interesting stuff that I hadn't really appreciated properly before.' Alan Singleton, Editor of Learned Publishing

'Very Interesting Grounding on e-Journals' Helen Sumner, RCNP

'Lots of content delivered in an accessible and entertaining way – perfect to anchor my level of understanding.' Genny Early, Taylor & Francis

'Excellent coverage across many areas' Kathy Law, Highwire Press

'The course enables you to make your knowledge of the e-journal technology more systematic and structured' Marcin Kwiatkowski, Sage Publications Ltd

Coordinator: Melissa Marshall
Telephone: 01622 871035