Past Events

Wed 12 February 2014 at 11.00 am

The challenge of discoverability in digital publishing - David Cox

David will be talking about gathering meaningful metadata, granularity, analytics, and how usage statistics inform commercial decisions in publishing.

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David Cox, Head of Digital Publishing & Development (Taylor & Francis Group)

Taking Place: Willow lecture theatre (turn right entering Willow), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Fri 7 February 2014 at 12.30 pm

Investigating Archives

Alison Kahn (Senior Lecturer, Film Studies)

Taking Place: Willow 2

The first in a series of Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research seminars this semester (wk 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10).  The format of the seminars is that each speaker will first give a paper based on their current research (c. 20 minutes). Thereafter, there will be time for discussion of the research topic and findings, and also of the methodologies and theoretical approaches that they have adopted.

All welcome and feel free to bring your sandwiches with you!

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Wed 5 February 2014 at 11.00 am

Digital publishing at Pearson Education - Liz Marchant

Dr Liz Marchant, Head of Publishing: Science and ICT (Pearson Education)

Taking Place: Willow lecture theatre (turn right entering Willow), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Missed this event?  Find out what our students thought in these summary blogs... Part 1 and Part 2

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 8 January 2014 to Fri 10 January 2014

Publishing Fusion Workshop

An exciting and innovative course for publishers from all sectors who want to adopt best practice from other media industries and improve their creative, digital and business skills.

As well as the 3 days in January, there will be a follow-up day on 11 March.

Publishing is an increasingly collaborative business and the Fusion Workshop will expose delegates to work being done in a broad range of media. It will help them understand how companies are thinking about developing products which will work across different media, and internationally, and will show how publishers can work most effectively to develop  new ideas.

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Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Consultancy and Training

Fri 13 December 2013 at 12.30 pm

Book Design and the Role of Paratext

Steve Hare and Sally Hughes (OICPS)

Taking Place: BG01 (Buckley Ground Floor)

Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research Group invites you to the third in a series of Friday lunchtime seminars presenting new research in print culture and publishing studies by staff and PhD students in OICPS. Everyone is welcome to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch!

This week's speakers:

From Type to Image: An Overview of Penguin Books’ Change from Typographic to Illustrated covers
Steve Hare (PhD student)

The Role of Directors' and Sponsors' Forewords in Museum and Art Gallery
Sally Hughes (Principal Lecturer)

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Fri 29 November 2013 at 12.30 pm

German and British Popular Fiction of the First World War

Anja Tschortner and Jane Potter (OICPS)

Taking Place: BG01 (Buckley Ground Floor)

Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research Group invites you to the second in a series of Friday lunchtime seminars presenting new research in print culture and publishing studies by staff and PhD students in OICPS. Everyone is welcome to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch!

This week's speakers:

Idyll and Ideology: German Popular Fiction for Girls in the First World War
Anja Tschortner (PhD student)

Reading Popular Fiction in Britain during the First World War
Jane Potter (Senior Lecturer)

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Tue 29 October 2013 at 4.30 pm

Introduction to PR for Publishing

Louise Swannell, Publicity Director (HarperCollins)

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Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Fri 25 October 2013 at 12.30 pm

Publishing and Cultural Imperialism

Lucy Warwick and Caroline Davis (OICPS)

Taking Place: Board Room 1 (near reception)

Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research Group invites you to the first in a series of Friday lunchtime seminars presenting new research in print culture and publishing studies by staff and PhD students in OICPS. Everyone is welcome to attend. Feel free to bring your lunch!

This week's speakers:

Consuming Knowledge: Produce from the Empire in the Penny
Lucy Warwick (PhD student)

Erasing the Archive: Longmans in South Africa 1910-1994
Caroline Davis (Senior Lecturer)

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Tue 1 October 2013 at 12.25 pm

Scott Pack: Choose Your Own Adventure

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Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Tue 23 April 2013 at 5.30 pm

OPuS Event: What’s happening in the Supply Chain?

Join OPuS in an evening of drinks, nibbles and presentations from industry experts on the Publishing Supply Chain.

Oxford Publishing Society

Taking Place: Main Lecture Theatre, Gipsy Lane (parking available)

Speakers: Bob Kelly (Gardners Books) and Andy Willis (Random House)

Bob Kelly from wholesaler Gardner's Books and Andy Willis from Random House-owned Grantham Book Services (GBS) will speak about "what's new in the book supply chain?" They will cover developments such as small stock locations, RFID, print on demand distribution, and and ebook aggregation services like The Hive and ePubDirect.

David Taylor from Ingram Content group will join them for a panel question and answer.

Registration

All attendees should register in advance via the OPuS website

Cost

This event is free to Brookes staff and students and other OPuS members.

Non-members can attend for a small fee on the night.

Type of Event: External Publishing Event

Tue 16 April 2013 at 3.00 pm

eBook Typography

Chris Jennings

Taking Place: The London Book Fair at Earls Court, London

Book designers dedicate themselves to creating beautifully crafted artefacts with fine control of typography. Is it possible to transfer this devotion to the art of typographic style to the new digital forms?

The presentation will focus on the differences between pBooks and eBooks but also encourage book designers to use techniques that will, not only, retain the quality of their design work but save time in re-purposing for digital formats.

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Type of Event: Publishing | London Book Fair Seminar

Tue 16 April 2013 at 10.30 am

Gamification of Publishing

London Book Fair seminar

 

Taking Place: Westminster Room, Earls Court, London Book Fair

With the growth in the use of tablets to consume media, including books, what is happening to the boundaries between books and games? There are now books of games, and games of books – what, for example, do we call an interactive children’s product, and does it matter? An expert panel from publishing and the games industry examines a range of topics including our continuing need for exciting stories on which games can be developed, and how publishers are looking to develop a digital strategy across media platforms.

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Type of Event: London Book Fair Seminar

Sun 24 March 2013 at 3.00 pm

Self-publishing - the new gold rush?

Oxford Literary Festival

It is estimated that around half of authors are experimenting with self-publishing their books, and an earlier version of the bestselling 50 Shades of Grey began as Twilight fan fiction which was self-published on the internet. There are many routes to publication available, from print to ebook, and the stigma of vanity publishing has largely disappeared. A panel of experts discusses the phenomenon of self-publishing and the potential rewards for authors.

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Wed 20 March 2013 at 11.00 am

Grove Street Media projects

Tom Scholes

Taking Place: Willow Building (room W01), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Grove Street Media is a new media production company specialising in eLearning products but also working on a range of products and services for the entertainment and advertising industries and government agencies.

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Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 13 March 2013 at 11.00 am

Electronic Enlightenment

Mark Rogerson

Taking Place: Willow Building (room W01), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Mark will talk us through sourcing and processing of the content that comes from the early modern period. He will explain the technicalities of publishing this vast amount of information on the website.

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Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Mon 11 March 2013 at 4.30 pm

An evening with John Seaton and Martin Toseland

Taking Place: Willow Building (room 10), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

John Seaton is from Canongate. Martin Toseland is a writer, freelance editor and literary agent

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

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