CISPC 2020 – uncovering pandemic library strategies

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Library strategies for coping with the Covid-19 pandemic will be the subject of a series of discussion workshops at Research Information’s conference, CISPC 2020.

The event, to be held on 30 November and 1 December, will bring together speakers from around the world that have developed effective scholarly communication strategies within their own institutions, and who will share their experiences and expertise with fellow scholarly communication professionals. 

The event will be fully virtual, but delegates will have many opportunities to share and learn from each other in an informal environment, via break-out rooms, ‘meet the speaker’ sessions and moderated workshops – in particular ‘Library Strategies in a Covid World’, which will take place on the first afternoon of the event.

We are delighted to have garnered the services of a dazzling group of moderator/evangelists for the event, who will run small group discussions between delegates and then report back to the wider audience for further debate.

The moderators are:

• Helen Clare, senior e-infrastructure strategy manager (skills) at Jisc;

• Tasha Mellins-Cohen, founder and director, Mellins-Cohen Consulting;

• Lou Peck, founder and managing director, The International Bunch;

• Ian Bruno, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre;

• Faye Holst, Media and content editor at Jisc; and 

• Kirsty Merrett, research data librarian at the University of Bristol.

The organisers are delighted that the event is being kindly sponsored by ISSN, Clarivate Analytics, Royal Society of Chemistry, Digital Science, MyScienceWork, and EBSCO.

Who should attend?

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; vendors/service providers of tools that serve open research; and any of the above that wants to know what the research landscape will look like in a post-Covid world. 

• Standard delegate rates: academics/librarians £60; vendors/publishers £200

• CISPC is being organised in partnership with Info International. Visit for more details