Latest Event Updates

Survey for Participants and Speakers

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Dear Participants and Speakers

It was wonderful to have well more than 100 attend this event – we are keen to get your feedback – a survey is available online  at

thank you

The Conference organisers

Roxanne. Lorena, Ross and Agata


New sponsor: The Society of Editors (NSW) Inc

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We are delighted to welcome The Society of Editors (NSW) Inc. as a sponsor.

Thanks you.

Conference dinner and lunches

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The conference dinner will be held on DAY 1 TUESDAY 17 MARCH 2015 from 6.30pm in the Great Hall at University House.

The conference dinner is included in the registration fee.

Lunches during the symposium are included in the registration fee.

Conference and THAT camp location

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Conference location:
Allan Barton Forum
Level 2,
College of Economics and Business
Building 26C
The Australian National University

You can see the map of the university at

New speaker and registration reminder

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Dear Colleagues

I am delighted to announce that our newest speaker for the symposium is Ben Johnson from the UK Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Ben will be speaking about the HEFCE monographs and open access project which reported in January this year – Colin Steele was on the panel that was responsible for the report.

Don’t forget to register:


The registration fee is $AUD290.


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If you haven’t been to a THATCamp before, you are not alone. We borrowed the idea from the digital humanities crowd. This is where it all started. THATCamp stands for the Humanities and Technology Camp and is a user-generated unconference for technologists and humanities professionals to share skills and experiences, talk about old problems and new ideas and so on. It is all about peer-to-peer learning, collaboration and creativity in an informal and participatory setting. You can find some great tips on attending unconferences online.

Some of the things that we have thought may be interested to talk about include:
* Business models
* Publishing strategies (institutional, research, independent, global, commercial hybrid)
* Partnerships and collaborations between presses – opportunities and barriers
* Editorial processes – quality control and credibility
* Marketing and promotion – discovery and push
* Technical processes – production and integration
* Impact for research – OA and metrics
* Publishing futures – multimedia, data, web integration/fusion, experimentation, risk, scholarly communication 2.0 etc.

If you would like to run a session on one of these topics and other issues that you feel passionate about, please get in touch with Ross Coleman.

We look forward to seeing you there.

JoVE – new sponsor

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JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, the world’s first peer reviewed scientific video journal is now a Bronze sponsor for the symposium. Thank you to JoVE for your support.

For more information on this initiative in scholarly communication see

Informit – new sponsor

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We are delighted to announce that Informit has joined as a sponsor for the symposium.

They have offered to fund symposium fees for 10 attendees.

If you are interested in being a sponsored participant please email your details to

Registration now open

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Registration is now open for the Reinventing university publishing international symposium and THAT camp, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 17-19 March 2015.

This event, organised by the Council of Australian University Librarians Library Publishing Advisory Committee (CLPAC)  will encourage discussion on issues related to academic publishing.

It brings together representatives from universities, university presses and libraries from around the world to define and address major questions and challenges, showcase national and international developments in university publishing, enhance engagement with policy makers, strengthen and promote this community of practice, and develop understanding of the needs of authors and editors in university publishing.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Aidan Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Research Council
  • Sarah Lippincott, Program Manager, Library Publishing Coalition
  • Kevin Hawkins, Director of Library Publishing, University of North Texas Libraries
  • Randy Kiefer, Executive Director, CLOCKSS
  • Virginia Barbour, Medicine & Biology Ed Director, PLOS
  • Dr Lucy Montgomery, Deputy Director, Knowledge Unlatched

Thanks to our sponsors:

  • SAGE – Silver Sponsor
  • ANU Press
  • Informit



The registration fee is $AUD290.