In 2016, Publishers for Development (PfD) will look at building strong, reliable relationships between publishers, consortia and developing country researchers, seeking to contribute to national and local development. The meeting will be structured to give publishers an insight into how to build lasting relationships and how their publications contribute to international development.
In response to feedback from the 2015 meeting, there will be two, more focused, events. Attendees will be able to select which day is the more relevant to them, and discussions will be tailored to suit the intended audience. While there will be a different emphasis in the two meetings, anyone is welcome at either, or both, meetings.
Tuesday 28 June: Large multi-disciplinary publishers and those interacting with them are particularly invited to this event, which will be held at Hawkwell House, Oxford.
Tuesday 13 September: The second event is intended to particularly meet the interests of subject specialist and society publishers and their stakeholders and will be held at the Heathrow Park Inn.
As in 2015, there will be a discussion session in the afternoon, so participants are invited to suggest topics around the theme of partnering in the responsible and sustainable provision and use of research literature. There is space to do this on the registration form here.
For those interested in sponsoring the costs of developing country speakers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2015 the PfD meeting focused on unpacking the reasoning behind and the on-the-ground realities of working within, and without, the INASP Principles for Responsible Engagement for Publishers. Much progress was made, with frank and forthcoming discussions held between a variety of publishers, development organizations, librarians and academics from around the world. The 2016 conferences will build on these principles, with discussion sessions applicable to the focus audience. INASP continues to promote these principles through partnerships with library consortia and publishers.