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Press Release: University Press Redux Conference 2024 to Focus On Connecting People and Ideas

This University Press Week, we announce that the 5th ALPSP University Press Redux returns as an in-person event in May 2024, in partnership with Edinburgh University Press, as part of EUP’s 75th anniversary celebrations. It will be held at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. 

Tying in harmoniously with University Press Week’s vital theme of #SpeakUp, UP Redux 2024 focuses on the theme of connecting people and ideas. University Presses, no matter their size or business model, share a mission to educate, enlighten and inspire. Bringing new ideas, approaches and ways of thinking to a broad audience is more vital than ever in a turbulent world. Being able to collaborate and share our knowledge and experiences within our University Press community will enrich and empower each of us to deliver more effectively on our mission.  

Redux 2024 includes sessions on a range of pressing issues, including open access, sustainability, metadata, the importance of collaboration and community, equity, diversity and inclusion, digital disruption, accessibility; and authors and librarians – our two key constituencies – will tell us what they need from us.

There will be plenty of opportunities to engage with the speakers and panelists, and for networking with our UP community throughout the conference. We hope all attendees will come away with a strong sense of practical lessons learnt, and connections made, that can be taken into their day-to-day working lives.

We are delighted to introduce our two keynote speakers: Amina Shah, National Library of Scotland, who will be opening the conference by presenting on ‘The Role of Libraries in Connecting People and Ideas’, and Jenny Garrett, OBE, Jenny Garret Global, who will close the conference by presenting on ‘Equality vs. Equity’.

Wayne Sime, Chief Executive of ALPSP, said: “We are excited to be holding our fifth Redux event in 2024, in partnership with EUP. Under the theme of connecting people and ideas, it will be great to bring together the university press community in the historic city of Edinburgh.”

Nicola Ramsey, Chief Executive of Edinburgh University Press, said: “I am delighted to be working in partnership with ALPSP to deliver what I think will be an exciting, thought-provoking and inspirational conference. Hosting it in Edinburgh in EUP’s 75th anniversary year seems especially apt, and I’m looking forward to the opportunities for learning, sharing and collaboration that will come from bringing our University Press community together in person.”

To find out more and to register, visit the conference website. Book by 31 January 2024 for Early Bird discounted rates.

About ALPSP: ALPSP is the international trade association which supports and represents not-for-profit organisations that publish scholarly and professional content, and those that work with them. Membership of ALPSP is for the whole organisation so all employees can take advantage of the benefits on offer. ALPSP supports over 320 member organisations across 35 countries. https://www.alpsp.org/ 

About Edinburgh University Press: EUP is an award-winning publisher of books and journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our ambition is to create a community of authors, editors, advisors and practitioners committed to publishing world-class academic research that amplifies the critical role of the humanities and social sciences in shaping the way we think about and tackle global and local issues. Sharing our University Press knowledge and expertise, we will nurture every project from idea to publication and beyond, to maximise its influence and impact. We will work with academics from across diverse backgrounds, and from early and mid-career researchers to professors, to give voice to a wide range of international perspectives. And we will build partnerships to create and deepen connections with our parent institution, the University of Edinburgh, and with wider civic society. https://euppublishing.com/ 

Contact: Teri Williams, Senior Marketing Manager, Edinburgh University Press
+44 (0)131 650 4218

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