Academic Publishing in the 21st century, is automation upon us?

25 May 2017 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Oxford Brookes University, Headington Hill

Academic Publishing in the 21st century, is automation upon us?

 

Academic Publishing in the 21st century, is automation upon us?

 Do publishers dream of electric authors? Artificial intelligence, machine learning, logarithms... are now part of the vocabulary for publishers. Automation shapes each industry it touches with subtle differences. Efficiency and faster work-flows are the aim introducing new automated processes. These technological advances will bring new opportunities but, also, new challenges and uncertainties to all involved in our trade. At OPuS we’ve reached out to experienced professionals dealing with automation. We will find out what the future will be in publishing taking into account how automation will impact our work. Will editors and production editors become a part of the past? Which skills will be more useful in relation to automation? Join us and discover if we are walking towards a better and efficient future or a dystopia where machines will replace us and our know-how.

Speakers:

Edward Wates – Vice President & Director Content Management – Wiley

Gaynor Redvers-Mutton, currently working in business development with HighWire Press and previously with journal publisher, Maney Publishing responsible for new acquisitions.

 

All OPuS members can register to attend for free.

 

Thursday 25th May 2017, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Willow Buildings

 

Drinks & Networking 6-6.30pm

AGM 6.30-7pm (Please note that the only members may attend and vote at the AGM, non-members are welcome to wait outside)

Talk 7-8.30pm

 

**Please note there has been a change to the Oxford Brookes parking policy. The first two hours are free, but it will be £3 for the next 2-3 hours. **

 

 





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