Everything you ever wanted to know
about scholarly publishing
(but were too afraid to ask)

Suzanne Kavanagh
Director of M...
What is ALPSP?
A little bit of history…

1970

• Launch of the ISBN

1972

• ALPSP formed by 24 UK based learned societies

1977

• Membe...
Publishing trade associations
(amongst others)
We like to think small…
And geeky…
So what exactly do we do?
Like all good publishers…

• Highlights video from the ALPSP International
Conference 2013: http://youtu.be/jXeyCfYhvQ0
Together we are big…

Source: Creative Skillset (2011) Publishing – Labour Market Profile
Learned Societies

Geographical area

% of total (2001)

Number (2001)

World

100%

25,000

UK

8%

2,000

Europe (exc. U...
Do you ever wonder what the future holds?
So do we…
What does it all mean?

Risk of falling behind or missing opportunities in:
• New or existing markets
• Extending reach in...
7 things you can do to find out more…
1. Follow @alpsp on Twitter
2. Join LinkedIn
3. Look at ALPSP’s website
4. Read research
5. Visit Creative Skillset site
6. Look at ALPSP YouTube
7. Read industry blogs
What do publishers think about the future?
Here’s what they said…

• Reflections on what the future holds for scholarly
publishers from attendees at the ALPSP Intern...
Pub Quiz

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

How many members does ALPSP have?
How many countries are they in?
In which year was ALPSP set...
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UCL ALPSP Overview of Scholarly Publishing October 2013

  1. 1. Everything you ever wanted to know about scholarly publishing (but were too afraid to ask) Suzanne Kavanagh Director of Marketing & Membership Services suzanne.kavanagh@alpsp.org T. 020 8670 4244 @sashers www.alpsp.org @alpsp
  2. 2. What is ALPSP?
  3. 3. A little bit of history… 1970 • Launch of the ISBN 1972 • ALPSP formed by 24 UK based learned societies 1977 • Membership reaches 85 1981 • Publishers Licensing Society formed by ALPSP, PA and PPA 1990 • First HTTP client and server communication 1993 • ALPSP celebrates 21 years, Adobe launches PDF 1998 • Launch of Google 2002 • Launch of Amazon.co.uk 2006 • Launch of Twitter and Sony eReader 2008 • Inaugural ALPSP conference launched 2013 • Membership exceeds 320 organisations in 40 countries
  4. 4. Publishing trade associations (amongst others)
  5. 5. We like to think small…
  6. 6. And geeky…
  7. 7. So what exactly do we do?
  8. 8. Like all good publishers… • Highlights video from the ALPSP International Conference 2013: http://youtu.be/jXeyCfYhvQ0
  9. 9. Together we are big… Source: Creative Skillset (2011) Publishing – Labour Market Profile
  10. 10. Learned Societies Geographical area % of total (2001) Number (2001) World 100% 25,000 UK 8% 2,000 Europe (exc. UK) 22.5% 5,625 North America 27.6% 6,900 Australia & NZ 4% 1,000 Source: Scholarly Societies Project (2001)
  11. 11. Do you ever wonder what the future holds?
  12. 12. So do we…
  13. 13. What does it all mean? Risk of falling behind or missing opportunities in: • New or existing markets • Extending reach into new product areas • Scaling up or extending capacity • Keeping up-to-date on new initiatives • Increasing revenue • Mitigating changes in market place • Ability to innovate
  14. 14. 7 things you can do to find out more…
  15. 15. 1. Follow @alpsp on Twitter
  16. 16. 2. Join LinkedIn
  17. 17. 3. Look at ALPSP’s website
  18. 18. 4. Read research
  19. 19. 5. Visit Creative Skillset site
  20. 20. 6. Look at ALPSP YouTube
  21. 21. 7. Read industry blogs
  22. 22. What do publishers think about the future?
  23. 23. Here’s what they said… • Reflections on what the future holds for scholarly publishers from attendees at the ALPSP International Conference 2013: http://youtu.be/D2ZFRwPFNOI
  24. 24. Pub Quiz 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. How many members does ALPSP have? How many countries are they in? In which year was ALPSP set up? Name 3 ALPSP members What does DRM stand for? What is open access
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