The University of Kansas Libraries, Open Access Network, Allen Press and SPARC are jointly sponsoring an international symposium, “Envisioning a World Beyond APCs/BPCs,” in Lawrence, Kan., on Thursday and Friday, November 17-18. The symposium will consider current models available for achieving an expansive, inclusive and balanced worldwide open publishing ecosystem. The symposium will provide a live-streamed session during which internationally respected scholars, publishers, university librarians and executives from foundations and organizations will address advanced questions and problems in the open access movement. Additional symposium meetings will explore the future of “openness” in scholarly publishing, as well as responding to and furthering discussions from last December’s Berlin 12 Open Access invitational conference, which focused on “flipping” the current subscription model of scholarly publishing to one that provides free access to readers paid for by article-processing charges from authors or their institutions. click Read More below for additional detail
The seventh annual Inkjet Summit wrapped up Wednesday evening with a dinner and award ceremony. During the three-day event, attendees heard numerous case study presentations from various sponsors. They got to vote on the one they felt was most useful. When the votes were tallied, five companies prevailed. Interestingly, none of the case study winners were inkjet press manufacturers but were software, paper and finishing providers.
Best Sponsor Case Study Presentations:
In-plant Printing Segment: Solimar Systems
Publishing Segment: Muller Martini
Direct Mail Segment: BCC Software
General Commercial Segment: Midland Paper
Transaction Segment: Racami
Attendees also got to vote on the “Company to Watch Out For.” This year, Canon Solutions America won that honor.
The Overall Contributing Attendee Award went to Jim Renella, Senior VP Quality Operations at Diamond Communications Solutions, an OSG company.
At the end of the awards ceremony, it was announced that next year the Inkjet Summit will move to a new venue, after seven successful years at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. It will take place April 20-22, 2020, at Hyatt Lost Pines, in Austin, Texas.