The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an international community of individuals and associations from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experiences in science communication and editing.
Join us for the 2020 UKSG November Conference – “From Transition to Transformation: providing scholarly content and services in tumultuous times”. This year’s event will take place online over two consecutive half days. Wednesday 11th November: 9am GMT to approx. 1pm and Thursday 12th November: 1.30pm GMT to 5pm.
All members of the UKSG community have had to adapt rapidly to a seismic change which has implications for what services we offer and how; the sustainability of our business models; and for the persistence of agreements and norms that are now revisiting. At the UKSG November Conference From Transition to Transformation: providing scholarly content and services in tumultuous times, will explore how the pace of change in the scholarly communication sector has accelerated as a result of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conference co-convener Charlie Rapple, Chief Customer Officer at Kudos, explains, “We were already a sector in transition; now we are seeing that become rapid transformation, as so many of our environmental factors have changed overnight. What does this mean for how libraries and publishers will work together in future? UKSG’s unique position as a cross-community membership organization means we are well placed to bring together a range of different perspectives for this important and timely discussion.”
Conference co-convenor Katherine Rose, Head of Content and Discovery at Imperial College London Library Services, adds, “We are thrilled to have been able to bring together such a strong and diverse set of speakers, whose range of perspectives will provide us with real insight into how our sector will move forward from the current situation, and how we will manage future disruptions. We are also excited to be running this event online for the first time, as this brings great benefits in terms of more affordable pricing, and greater inclusivity. We already have an astonishing number of pre-bookings and look forward to a well-attended conference of the high standard for which UKSG is renowned.”