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Upcoming Events

7. Bibliothekskongress Leipzig "Bibliotheken verändern"

18 - 21.03.2018: 7. Bibliothekskongress Leipzig "Bibliotheken verändern"
We will be joining the 7th German Library Congress in Leipzig. Feel free to contact us if you would like to meet us.

KU Open Funding is nominated for the Digital Publishing Award for innovation in the publishing industry. The award ceremony takes place Thursday 21st of March, 17:00, Hall 5, Fachforum 1, E600.

UKSG 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibition, Telford

8 - 10.04.2019: UKSG 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibition, Telford
We will be joining the UKSG 42nd Annual Conference! Our colleagues Catherine will be there Monday till Wednesday and Tom on Tuesday. Feel free to contact us if you would like to meet one up.

OASPA’s 11th Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP)

24 - 26.09.2019: COASP in the Royal Library in Copenhagen, Denmark
We will be attending COASP 2019! Feel free to contact us to set up a meeting.

OGeSoMo Workshop "Monographs in Open Access - everything Open: Opportunity or Risk?"

26.09.2019: OGeSoMo Workshop "Monographs in Open Access - everything Open: Opportunity or Risk?"
Our MD, Sven Fund, has been invited to join a panel discussion during the OGeSoMo workshop. The goal of this workshop is to shine light on the facets and aspects of Open Access publishing from the perspective of different stakeholders.

Past Events

2019

12 - 14.03.2019: London Book Fair 2019, London
We attended at the London Book Fair and would like to thank all the publishers we had fruitful discussions with.
26 -27.02.2019: 9th OpenAIRE Workshop: Sustainable non-APC Publishing Models, Bielefeld
Our colleagues Tom & Max Mosterd joined the workshop to share our experience with non-APC publishing models and talked about our latest Journals program focussing on plan-S compliance. You can find their presentation here.
7.02.2019: Academic-Led Publishing Day (ALPD), Worldwide
Our colleague Philipp did a webinar on Open Access and was part of a panel discussion. You can find more information here.
21.01.2019: DARIAH-FOSTER Open Access in Humanities Workshop, Berlin
In the workshop on “How to make the most of your publications in the humanities?”, Sven Fund was a Guest Speaker on: "Alternative business models in open monograph publishing".
The announcement
16 - 17.01.2019: Academic Publishing in Europe Nr. 14, Berlin
Platforms or Pipelines? Where is the Value in Scholarly Communications? KU was present at the APE 2019 Conference in Berlin.

2018

29.11 - 01.12. 2018: Digital Humanities Austria (dha2018) in Salzburg
Dr. Sven Fund gave a keynote presenation on Open Access, Open Source and Self-publishing!
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09.11.2018: Workshop für Fachreferent/innen der Romanistik
Our colleague Max gave a presentation on Romance studies publications in Open Access! He talked about our partner project in which KU, together with the international publishers Peter Lang, DeGruyter and Vervuert, is forming a collection of books in Romance studies. KU will collect funding from libraries all over the world to make 36 titles which are to be published between 2019 and 2021 available as Open Access.
05 - 09.11.2018: Charleston Library Conference 2018
We are very happy to have attended the Charleston Library Conference with 3 of our team members. We we're given the opportunity to present on KU and host a breakfast meeting. We would like tot thank the participants who joining the discussion at the KU breakfast meeting. We're so grateful to have their feedback, suggestions for improvement, and new insights in Open Access.
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02.11.2018: Berlin Science Week - Morressier panel discussion
As part of the Berlin Science Week 2018, Morressier hosted a multi-disciplinary panel talk with the title: ‘What is a knowledge utopia and what role does technology play in achieving it?’ Sven Fund joined to discuss the future of scientific sharing and knowledge dissemination.
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13.10.2018: International Convention of University Presses
The 6th Edition of the International Convention of University Presses took place on Saturday, 13th October.
The convention focussed on the topic of digital developments and how they are transforming – or disrupting – the academic publishing industry. This year, Michael Bhaskar, Co-Founder & Publishing Director of CANELO delivered the keynote address on digital disruptions. On such disruption is the advent of Open Access. Although this system is being used by many academic and university presses worldwide, there are still many doubts concerning its implementation and financial sustainability.
Sven Fund, founder of fullstopp, lecturer at Humboldt University and an expert on the digital transformation of the publishing industry addressed new ways of dealing with Open Access.

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10 - 14.10.2018: Frankfurt Book Fair
Knowledge Unlatched was at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018!
25.09.2018: OA-Tage Graz
Our Managing Director Dr. Sven Fund gave a keynote presentation on how the DEAL negotiations can be transformed into a positive business model!
17 - 19.09.2018: Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP) - Vienna, Austria
The 10th anniversary of the annual OASPA conference, the Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing (COASP), took place on September 17th-19th, 2018, at the University of Vienna, Austria. Find Sven Fund's presentation here
13.09.2018: Dialog Lizenzierungsplattform - Bielefeld
Our Colleguage Philipp joined the "Dialog Lizenzierungsplattform" in Bielefeld to participate in the discussion of licencing in Germany.
13.09.2018: ALPSP - Old Winsor
Our Colleguage Tom gave a presentation on the "Anti Double Dipping Alliance"!
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21 - 26.06.2018: ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans
Our Colleague Cahterine joined the ALA Annual Conference last year!
18 - 20.06.2018: Contec México - Sharing Innovation
Our Colleagues Philipp and Sven attended to discuss the mission of "Searching the reader of the future".
It included a keynote by Sven Fund and a workshop from Philipp Hess.

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12.06.2018: Deutscher Bibliothekartag
31.05 - 01.06.2018: OPERAS Conference - Open Scholarly Communication in Europe. Addressing the Coordination Challenge - Athens
OPERAS held its first conference on the topic of “Open Scholarly Communication in Europe. Addressing the Coordination Challenge

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30.05 - 01.06.2018 - SSP Annual Meeting 2018
Scholarly Publishing at the Crossroads: What’s working, what’s holding us back, where do we go from here?

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24 - 25.05.2018: Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutschsprachiger Universitätsverlage
The annual conference dealt with experience and publishing activities and provides presentations on different topics concerning scholarly publishing. Our managing director Sven Fund gave a presentation on what KU can do for university presses.
10 - 12.04.2018: London Book Fair
05.04.2018: Workshop: Beyond APCs: alternative open access publishing business models
Overview of the work done in the 2 calls for alternative funding mechanisms for open access publishing initiatives
- business models - different types, what works, what doesn't , what is scalable, what are interesting examples?
- outreach and dissemination: how to achieve enough critical mass to make a publishing initiative sustainable?

Invited speakers include:
Stephanie Dawson (ScienceOpen), Janneke Adema (Radical Open Access Collective), Jeroen Sondervan (University of Utrecht), Jadranka Stojanovski (Hrcak), Alexandra Jobmann (University of Bielefeld), Max Mosterd (Knowledge Unlatched).

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09.03.2018: SSP Berlin Regional Event at Peter Lang Publishing
How to Increase the Discoverability of Open Access Books for Researchers?

Moderator: Alex Naydenov, PaperHive

Speakers:

Agata Morka, Springer Nature

Max Mosterd, Knowledge Unlatched

Benedikt Fecher, Humboldt Institute

Prof. Michael Seadle, Director of the School and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Humboldt University of Berlin

2017

07 - 11.11.2017: Charleston Library Conference
Sales Director Catherine was at the the Annual Library Conference in South Carolina.
11 - 13.09.2017: Open Access Tage Dresden
Sven Fund talked at the Open Access Tage Dresden about KU and advancements in Open Access. Read more about the event here: https://open-access.net/community/open-access-tage/open-access-tage-2017-dresden/
19.06.2017: Swiss Consortium of Academic Libraries
Workshop Open Access Books, Berne, Switzerland | Speaker: Sven Fund
31.05.2017: SSP Workshop „Innovation in Scholarly Book Publishing"
SSP Annual Meeting, Boston, USA | Speaker: Marcel Knöchelmann
30.05 - 02.06.2017: Deutscher Bibliothekartag
Frankfurt am Main, Germany | Speaker: Sven Fund
18.05.20 17: Finnish Research Library Association
Information Resource seminar, Helsinki, Finland | Speaker: Sven Fund