Lucy Ayre at London Book Fair
On 14 March, Lucy Ayre (Repository and Open Access Librarian) presented in the seminar, Shaping the Story: How New Technologies are Bringing About the Next Chapter in Academic Book Publishing . The seminar was part of the programme of events at London Book Fair 2017, and the other speakers included:
- John Harrison, Reader in Human Geography and Research Manager, Loughborough University
- Dr Niels Peter Thomas, Chief Book Strategist, Springer Nature
- James Hardcastle, Senior Manager Product Analytics, Taylor & Francis
- Kathy Christian, Chief Operating Officer, Altmetric.com
The discussion revealed the challenges HE libraries and academics are facing when publishing in and providing access to academic books. But there are exciting solutions that are beginning to emerge within the academic book industry that are giving the academic book a new lease of life.