University Publishing Conference
The conference on academic publishing will be organised as part of the Academic Book Fair Liber.ac 2019, where, in cooperation with the members of the University of Ljubljana, we will attempt to draw the guidelines to merge the publishing activities of members of the University of Ljubljana into a common university press. We will also take the European Open Science Cloud into consideration. In the frame of bringing to light the possibilities for closer cooperation in publishing activities among the members of University of Ljubljana, the Department of Library, Information Science and Book Studies of the Faculty of Arts under the auspices of the Rectorate (University of Ljubljana) and Ljubljana University Press, the Faculty of Arts shall draw up the analysis of publishing activities of all 26 members. Headed by Prof Miha Kovač and Asst Prof Ana Vogrinčič Čepič, the students shall conduct a research study and an online survey. The results of the survey and the detailed analysis shall be presented at the University Publishing Conference.
Review of examples of good practice in university press abroad.
Presentation of the results of the analysis of publishing activities of faculties and academies of the University of Ljubljana.
- The relevance of cooperation in international academic publishing associations (e.g. Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, Ljubljana University Press, of which the Faculty of Arts is a member).
Assessment of the adequacy of using the Open Journal Systems and Open Monograph Press software for all the open-access scholarly journals and e-monographs of all the members of the University of Ljubljana. Many members do not have knowledge or infrastructure to publish texts in open access (in 2020, this will be mandatory for all publications receiving a subvention), therefore help from the Rectorate of the University of Ljubljana would be most welcome.
The setting up of an online bookshop for all printed books published by the University of Ljubljana that shall provide a good opportunity for distribution and promotion of books, since many members do not have an established sales and distribution system.
ORGANISED BY: Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts, and Rectorate of the University of Ljubljana
DATE: Thursday, 23rd May 2019 from 10:00 to 14:30
LOCATION: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Aškerčeva 2, Ljubljana. Lecture room no. 34 (ground floor, Faculty of Arts). The event will be livestreamed and the video will be permanently available on online (accessible via the link under the tab “Video streaming”).
LANGUAGE: Foreign lecturers will speak in English. Chairpersons will introduce the presenters in Slovenian. The panel discussion shall be held in Slovenian.
REGISTRATION: Registration to attend the conference is mandatory, free of charge and open until full. You may apply at the following link: REGISTER.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Staff employed at members of the University of Ljubljana (or other institutions) dealing with academic publishing, editors of scholarly journals and monographs, librarians, etc.
CONTACT: Dr Matevž Rudolf (firstname.lastname@example.org, +386 1 241 11 81)
|Timetable||Duration||Name, Surname, Organisation||Subject/Lecture title|
|10:00||15 min.||Prof Roman Kuhar, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana |
Prof Boštjan Botas Kenda, Vice-rector, University of Ljubljana
ACADEMIC PUBLISHING ABROAD
Moderated by: Prof Miha Kovač, professor of Publishing Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
|30 min.||Prof Arūnas Gudinavičius, Managing Director of Vilnius University Press, Vilnius University||Presentation of the process of merging publishing activities at Vilnius University.
|30 min.||Jaimee Biggins, Managing Editor at UCL Press||Presentation of functioning and organisation of the University College London Press, the first English academic press publishing exclusively in open access.
|30 min.||Prof Zoran Velagić, professor of Publishing Studies, Faculty of Arts, Osijek||A review of the current situation of university press in Croatia.
|30 min.||Prof Angus Phillips, Oxford Brookes University, Director of the International Centre for Publishing Studies||University press in relation to larger academic publishing houses in the international environment.
|12:15–13:00||45 min.||Coffee break|
SETTING UP THE UNIVERSITY PRESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA
|20 min.||Assoc Prof Barbara Pihler Ciglič, Vice-dean of Quality Assurance and Publishing, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana and |
Dr Matevž Rudolf, Publishing Executive of the Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
|Presentation of the results of the analysis of publishing activities at the University of Ljubljana.
|80 min.||Prof Boštjan Botas Kenda, Vice-rector of the University of Ljubljana,|
Prof Miha Kovač, professor of Publishing Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
|How to establish an efficient university press at the University of Ljubljana. A presentation and discussion on Ljubljana University Press.
at the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences at Vilnius University, where he has been lecturing at the Institute of Book and Documentation Science since 2007. His research involves digital publishing, e-books and interaction between man and computer. He is the author of several scientific articles and monographs as well as the Managing Director of Vilnius University Press.
graduated from Publishing Design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. After finishing his studies, he participated in educational processes as a lecturer at various higher education institutions, including the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ljubljana, where he was elected to the title of Assistant Professor for design in 2002. He received pedagogical and andragogical education at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana. In 2010, he was employed at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, where he was appointed to the function of Dean. In October 2017, he was elected Vice-rector of the University of Ljubljana in the field of artwork.
holds a doctorate in library studies. Between 1985 and 2000, he was a contributor to several Slovenian book and magazine publishing houses. Among others, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Mladina magazine and Editor-in-Chief at the DZS and Mladinska knjiga publishing houses. Since 2000, he has been a professor of Publishing Studies at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana. His research interests include books as media and book markets of the world. He is head of the research project Učbeniki in družba znanja (Textbooks and knowledge society); he is involved in the international programme ECMAP and acts as textbook consultant to the World Bank in Georgia and to the Soros Foundation Network in Montenegro.
. In 2008 he drew up a national report for Slovenia for Fundamental Rights Agency on Homophobia and Discrimination on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the EU Member States. Between 2011 and 2014 he was a board member of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). He is the author of several scientific articles and monographs (Media Representations of Homosexuality, At the Crossroads of Discrimination, etc.). He is assistant editor of Social Politics (Oxford Journals) and member of the editorial board of Journal of LGBT Youth. Since 2017, he has been Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana.
is Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing. He has degrees from Oxford and Warwick universities, and before joining Oxford Brookes he worked at Oxford University Press. He works as a consultant to the publishing industry and is author of many scientific monographs (, ). He is on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press and the Editor-in-Chief of the publishing journal Logos.
His research involves the history of books, reading and publishing, the social context of contemporary publishing, the development of e-books and publishing theory. He is Editor-in-Chief of Libellarium – journal for the research of writing, books and cultural memory institutions. He has published several scientific articles in Croatian and English and the monographs Writer and Authority (2010) and Introduction to Publishing (2013).
Registration to attend the conference is mandatory, free of charge and open until full.
You may register at the following link: REGISTER.