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[InetBib] SOAP Symposium - Programme update and registration reminder

***Apologies for cross-posting***

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

anbei eine Erinnerung für das SOAP Symposium am 13.01.2011 in Berlin. Wir 
freuen uns über Ihre Teilnahme.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Anja Lengenfelder
Max Planck Digital Library
on behalf of the SOAP Team

Dear All,

The SOAP project (Study of Open Access Publishing http://soap-fp7.eu)
will present its final results in Berlin on January 13th. These include a 
50'000 answers
survey of drivers and barriers for publishing in open access journals 
[preliminary results at
http://www.slideshare.net/ProjectSoap/soapfall2010] and an in-depth study of 
the current
landscape of open access journals [preliminary results 
The data of the survey will be released at a hands-on workshop targeted to 
publishers, researchers, librarians who want to
understand more about the demand for open access journals across disciplines 
and around
the world.

The symposium will take place on January 13th, 2011 in Berlin, at the
Harnack House Ihnestraße 16-20, 14195 Berlin. (The APE2011 conference also 
takes place
in Berlin on January 11th and 12th:http://ape2011.eu)

Attendance is free but registration is mandatory at
Registration closes on December 13th.

Some of the confirmed speakers who will be describing and commenting the
SOAP project findings, are:

Salvatore Mele, CERN
Ralf Schimmer, Max Plank Digital Library
Deborah Kahn, BioMed Central
David Ross, SAGE
Wim van der Stelt, Springer
Celina Ramjoué, European Commission
Robert Kiley, Welcome Trust
Jorgen Eriksson, Lund University
Heinz Pampel, Helmholtz Association
Caroline Sutton, OASPA
Mark Patterson, PLoS
Peter Strickland, International  Union of Crystallography
Stuart Shieber, Harvard University

The symposium will also see a lively discussion on opportunities and
facts in open access publishing today. Additional details are provided in the 
announcement here below.


The SOAP Symposium.

Study of Open Access Publishing. What publishers offer, what researchers

Facts for publishers, funding agencies and libraries.

The SOAP project (Study of Open Access Publishinghttp://soap-fp7.eu),
describes and analyses the open access publishing landscape as well as 
exploring the
risks and opportunities of the transition to open access publishing for 
publishers and funding agencies. The project partners would like to invite you 
to the
SOAP Symposium

on January 13th, 2011 in Berlin, at the Harnack House (the day after the
APE2011 conference)

Attendance is free but registration is mandatory at

This event will present the final results of SOAP. Definitive facts
about open access publishing with in-depth analysis will foster a lively debate 
key stakeholders who will elaborate on these groundbreaking findings.

The audience for this event are publishers (open access and not)
(re-)considering their business models, libraries considering financial steps 
for the support
of open access, funding agencies and policy makers evaluating options for open 
publishing. And of course anyone with a keen interest in this transformative 
disruption in
scholarly communication.

Over its two-years duration, the project has performed the most detailed
study so far of the current supply and success of gold open access journals, 
and models, spotlighting the amazing difference between large and small 
houses and learned societies, licensing practices and business models. (A 
summary of
results is available athttp://arxiv.org/abs/1010.0506).

The project performed a comprehensive survey of opinions and attitudes
on open access of 50000 researchers across all disciplines and around the 
world. This
largest survey to date shows that "one size does not fit all", and there is a 
factors that libraries, publishers and funding agencies have to consider to 
trace a
path through these shifting sands (Preliminary results were presented at COASP 

By the time of the workshop, the ?demand? for open access publishing and
the ?supply? will have been further analysed with further input from leaders in 
field, presenting a picture of open access, and well established facts, on 
which to base
decisions shaping the scholarly communication of the future.

The event will also celebrate the release in the public domain of the
data collected by the SOAP survey, with a hands-on workshop for those 
interested in mining
this valuable resource for further re-use.

Note: The project is funded by the European Commission and comprises
publishers (BioMed Central, SAGE Publication Ltd., Springer Science and 
Business Media),
research institutions (CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research, Max
Planck Society) and funding agencies (STFC - Science&      Technology 
Facilities Council UK).


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