CISPC 2019 team set to deliver

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Organisers of his year's CISPC event, entitled Delivering the Open Research Agenda, are delighted to have secured the services of a superb team of moderators to help make the day a success.

Moderators for the conference, organised by Research Information with Info International, will represent a wide range of organisations from across the scholarly communications spectrum. During the event they will facilitate a workshop session, provide feedback to and from delegates, and otherwise impart their expertise and assistance to ensure the day is as productive as possible.

The moderators are: Helen Blanchett, scholarly communications subject specialist for Jisc; Tasha Mellins-Cohen, director of publishing at the Microbiology Society; Ian Bruno, director for strategic partnerships at Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre; and Lou Peck, founder of The International Bunch, a scholarly publishing and communications consultancy.

CISPC 2019, which is to be held on 20 November at London Art House, will provide librarians and information professionals with an invaluable insight into best practice for delivering the open research agenda.

Speakers at the event will include:

• Rachel Bruce, head of open research at UK Research and Innovation, speaking on 'The open research landscape: a funder’s perspective'

• Rachael Kotarski, head of research infrastructure services, British Library, and Christine Ferguson, information scientist (EMBL-EBI), speaking on 'Identifiers for navigating research';

• Lauren Cadwallader, deputy manager of scholarly communication at Cambridge University on 'Cambridge's Journey on the Road to Open Research;

• Martin Eve, professor of literature, technology and publishing at Birkbeck, University of London; on 'Plan S, Alternative Business Models, and Open Access Monographs';

• Robert Darby, research data manager and Karen Rowlett, research publications adviser, University of Reading Library, on 'Changing Sharing Culture at the University of Reading';

• Catherine Parker, collections and scholarly communications librarian, University of Huddersfield, on 'Supporting Researchers in HE'; and 

• Simon Ross, chief executive of Manchester University Press, on 'Manchesterhive and an Institutional Response to Open Access'.

The event will appeal to librarians/information professionals wanting to improve researcher support and communication in the open research era; researchers/academics wanting to understand the benefits and challenges of delivering open research; publishers who want to develop platforms and submission channels that support the open research agenda; and vendors/service providers of tools that serve open research. 

CISPC 2019 is fully catered and includes networking breaks, lunch and a drinks reception. Delegate rates are £100 for academics and librarians, and £250 for vendors/publishers. For more details visit