UCL Press has curated and hosted the 2018 University Press Redux Conference with support provided by The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). ALPSP has announced that they will now be partnering with university presses every two years to deliver the event. The 2018 University Press Redux Conference took place at The British Library from 13 – 14 February 2018.
Pierre Mounier has presented OPERAS in a plenary session on open access. The full presentation is available for download here: 10.5281/zenodo.1183233. You can access all audio recordings at events.bizzabo.com/Redux18/page/1332592/slides-and-audio. Find a summary of the open access session from Paul Ayris (UCL Press) at blogs.ucl.ac.uk/libnet/2018/02/15/pro-vice-provosts-view-6/.
Frances Pinter, founder of Knowledge Unlatched, has been awarded the inaugural UP Redux Award, honouring her for her outstanding contribution to university press publishing. Read the full story at thebookseller.com/news/pinter-wins-inaugural-redux-award-733601.
The conference aroused the interest of many OPERAS partners, among them core group members OAPEN, OpenEdition, and Max Weber Stiftung (MWS), as well as the Association of European University Presses (AEUP), Georg-August-University Göttingen (UGOE), Hypothesis, Knowledge Unlatched, KU Research, Lexis Compagnia Editoriale, and Open Book Publishers.
UCL Press is a core group member of OPERAS and is the contact point for the working group on business models. UCL Press is the first fully Open Access University Press in the UK. It focuses its publishing activity on scholarly monographs, scholarly editions, textbooks, edited collections and journals.