Thank you to those that attended the 2010 Allen Press Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing™ Seminar. We are always happy to see new faces along with returning attendees. It is gratifying to us that our seminars are valued by professionals in the scholarly publishing industry and that they draw so many to Washington every spring!
This year’s seminar, Scholarly Publishing: Boldly Going Where No Journal Has Gone Before, received very positive responses and we greatly appreciate your taking the time to fill out the survey. Your comments and suggestions will help us plan successful seminars in the future. If you did not complete a survey at the seminar and would like to provide us with your feedback now, you may do so online.
This year’s presentations and a list of attendees can be found via the links to the left. Several of the seminar topics will be recapped in the next issue of Allen Press’ newsletter FrontMatter, coming in June. You can view photos from the event on our Facebook page.
At our future seminars, Allen Press will continue to deliver programs that contribute to the ongoing discussions and debates in the industry. We hope you will join us for the 2011 Allen Press seminar, to be held in Washington, DC on April 14. We promise that the 2011 event will be another informative and thought provoking educational experience.
Science fiction can be defined as that branch of literature which deals with the reaction of human beings to changes in science and technology. – Isaac Asimov
The publishing industry continues to be shaped by the needs and expectations of authors, librarians, and readers. We are now expected to distribute scholarly content in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. A comfortable process change it is not; and the warp speed pace isn’t going to slow down while we think it over. From time to time we may feel as if we have merely shifted so the pain is noticeable in a different location. We don’t have time to waste on wondering if we should change; instead we need to focus on how fast. We’re in an exciting and astonishing period of scholarly publishing where a revolution is happening before our eyes.
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