Past Events

Tue 24 October 2017 at 12.05 pm

The importance of metadata in the supply chain

Graham Bell (Executive Director, EDItEUR)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB Chakrabarti Room, 12.05-12.55

If you love books then you also need to learn to love metadata.  Metadata is more than just definitional data about data. It is imperative information about books that help describe, create, promote and ultimately sell the product. 

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 10 October 2017 at 12.05 pm

Phil Cleaver, Typographer

Professor Phil Cleaver (et al Design Consultants)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB Chakrabarti Room, 12.05-12.55

Don’t miss this talk by award winning typographer and book designer Phil Cleaver. He lectures worldwide on design, and his early typographical work is archived in St Bride’s Printing Library. His book design is in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum’s National Art Library. He wrote and designed What They Didn’t Teach You In Design School this year, published by Ilex Press, distributed by Thames & Hudson.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Thu 28 September 2017 at 6.30 pm

Careers in 21st Century Publishing

Oxford Brookes University, Headington Hill Campus, Willow Building

Drinks - Willow 04: 6.30pm Talk - Willow 10: 7-8.30pm

Free to OPuS members

In the fast-moving world of publishing, 'jobs for life' are an anomaly and the development of transferable skills is essential.

How easy is it to progress in publishing and move between market sectors and different roles?

What are the key elements you need to build your career?

Is it possible to succeed outside traditional publishing companies?

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Type of Event: Publishing

Wed 22 March 2017 at 12.05 pm

The challenge of discoverability in digital publishing

David Cox, Director of Innovation (Taylor & Francis Group)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB308

Gathering meaningful metadata, granularity, analytics, and how usage statistics inform commercial decisions in publishing.

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Tue 14 March 2017 at 9.00 am

London Book Fair 2017

Olympia 14 to 16 March

Taking Place: Olympia, London

Students and staff from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) will be busy throughout the London Book Fair, held at Olympia from the 14 to 16 March 2017.

Our stand (number 7B39) will feature our degree programmes, our staff publications, research and consultancy. We will also be promoting the June conference of the Oxfordshire Publishing Group, and the work of the University's Confucius Institute, which focuses on publishing. Our students will be helping out with the running of the fair.

On the opening morning of the fair, Angus Phillips, Director of OICPS, is chairing a seminar on 'A Gateway to China: The Work of the Confucius Institutes'. You can find out more information here

Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event | London Book Fair Seminar

Wed 8 March 2017 at 5.00 pm

Postgraduate Fair

Taking Place: Scott Brownrigg 77 Endell Street London, WC2H 9DZ

Come along to meet staff and students, and find out more about the MA Publishing Media and the MA Digital Publshing

You can reguster your interest with this web form.

 

Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Wed 8 March 2017 at 12.05 pm

How to use social media, mainly Twitter to promote a book.

Camille Mari (Camille Solutions)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB308

Using automation tools to be efficient in social media

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 1 March 2017 at 12.05 pm

The importance of User Experience (UX) in designing digital products

Mariana Morris, Head of Design (Oxford Computer Consultants)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB308

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 22 February 2017 at 12.05 pm

Why a small digital publishing company can be beautiful

Charley Darbeyshire (Educake)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB303

Educake is www.educake.co.uk

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 15 February 2017 at 12.05 pm

XML: a pressing publishing business

Marcos F. Sanmamed and Priya Packrisamy, XML Content Specialists ( Oxford University Press)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB303

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 8 February 2017 at 12.05 pm

Transforming Digital Science Publishing at Pearson Education

Colin Goodlad, Senior Product Manager (Learning Services, Pearson Education)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB303

Meeting the challenge of publishing blended products and services for GCSE Science. Changing how we work and shifting to continuous delivery of content to meet customer needs. 

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Tue 8 November 2016 at 12.05 pm

Guy Gadney

Founder of To Play For

Taking Place: JHB Charabati Room

Guy will talk today about some of the latest digital developments and how they impact storytelling and the publishing industry.

He is an internationally recognised digital media leader, with a career spanning online games, app development, television and running the digital teams for international media companies.  He has produced BAFTA and EMMY-recognised digital projects including the international success for the BBC drama Sherlock, the online AI thriller The Suspect, and transmedia projects for Home and Away, RTL Media and the BBC.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Wed 26 October 2016 at 12.05 pm

Sally Bayley

Lecturer in English at Balliol College, Oxford and author of the crowd-funded book The Private Life of the Diary, published by Unbound

Taking Place: JHB Charabati Room

Sally will talk about both this new book but also her other writing projects, including her work on Sylvia Plath. She will share her thoughts on how authors operate and in particular, how they interact with their editors.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 11 October 2016 at 12.05 pm

Jonathan Glasspool

Managing Director of Bloomsbury Academic & Professional.

Taking Place: JHB Charabati Room

Today Jonathan will tell you of his past and more recent publishing world experiences in the hope of inspiring you in your publishing career.

This division of Bloomsbury includes the active imprints of Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Professional, Hart, Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare, Fairchild Books, and more. They produce the award-winning digital Berg Fashion Library and Drama Online, Bloomsbury Collections, Bloomsbury Professional Tax and Law Online, and the Churchill Archive.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 12 April 2016 at 11.30 am

The wisdom of crowds - crowdfunding and crowdsourcing

Seminar at the London Book Fair, Olympia

Taking Place: Olympia Room, Grand Hall

The popularity of platforms such as Kickstarter is a testimony to the appetite of consumers to get involved in creative projects at an early stage. How are authors and publishers taking advantage of this phenomenon to source both content and funding? An expert panel assesses both the successes and the failures, and passes on tips for those wishing to venture into this exciting world.

The panel is chaired by Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. His most recent books include Inside Book Publishing (with Giles Clark) and Turning the Page: The evolution of the book. He is the editor of the premier publishing journal Logos.

The speakers on the panel are:

John Mitchinson is the co-founder of Unbound, a revolutionary crowdfunding publishing concept.  He is an author and publisher and amateur pig farmer. Having been the first Marketing Director of Waterstone's he moved on to become a publisher at the Harvill Press and then Cassell & Co. His authors included bestsellers like The Beatles and Michael Palin, to prize-winning literary writers like Richard Ford, Alan Garner and Haruki Murakami. John is a Vice-President of the Hay Festival and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He writes a weekly QI column in the Saturday Telegraph.

Jan Kasprzycki-Rosikon is the Managing Director of MillionYou, the leading crowdsourcing agency in Poland. He has over 16 years’ experience in the content and media industries. Fluent in four languages, he has worked in Asia, Middle East, Europe and the Americas for the World Bank in Washington DC and the Pearson Group in London. Since 2007 MillionYou has been working for many leading brands on implementing internal employee engagement solutions (Deloitte), building citizen-sourcing platforms (City of Warsaw), and engaging a community of 27k creatives to generate content for international brands (Coca-Cola, Nestlé). Jan co-authored Crowdsourcing. How to enagage consumers in the world of brands (One Press, 2013). As a qualified pilot, he is interested in aviation and exploring cultures, customs and religions. He is a graduate of the MA Publishing programme at Oxford Brookes University.

Enrique Parrilla is the Chief Executive Officer of Pentian, the largest multilingual crowdfunding platform for books. The inspiration for Pentian came after looking for a way to give authors the tools they needed to reach their customers and fan-base before facing the cost of producing the book. Enrique Parrilla designed a system that rewards the backers of successful projects with a portion of the royalties for three years subsequent to the book being published. This financial incentive, along with the fact that all the campaigns are capped to a maximum fundraising goal provided the grounds for the viral success that made Pentian reach its one-year goal (200 books) in just eight weeks. Pentian was subsequently launched in the US market during the BookExpo America in New York City in May of 2014 and has a pipeline that exceeds 1000 books at the moment.

You can find more information here

Type of Event: Publishing | London Book Fair Seminar

Tue 12 April 2016 at 9.00 am

London Book Fair 2016

Come and see us at the London Book Fair!

Once again we will be exhibiting at the London Book Fair at Olympia. Come and visit our stand and talk to us about our research, degree programmes and consultancy. A range of staff and students from OICPS will be attending the Fair, and we are presenting a seminar on Tuesday 12 April: 'The wisdom of crowds – crowdfunding and crowdsourcing'.

 

Type of Event: Publishing

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