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University Press Redux Conference 2024 full programme now launched

  • UP Redux returns as an in-person event with the theme ‘Connecting People and Ideas’
  • Conference will tackle pressing issues, including open access, sustainability, metadata, equity, diversity and inclusion, and more
  • Keynote speakers include Amina Shah, National Library of Scotland, and Jenny Garrett, OBE, Jenny Garrett Global

We are pleased to announce the program for the 5th ALPSP University Press Redux. It returns as an in-person event this May in partnership with Edinburgh University Press (EUP), as part of EUP’s 75th anniversary celebrations. It will be held at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, The University of Edinburgh, UK.

Redux 2024 includes sessions on a range of pressing issues tied together under the theme of ‘Connecting People and Ideas,’ including panels and talks on open access, sustainability, metadata, collaboration and community, equity, diversity and inclusion, and more.

Redux 2024’s full list of sessions:

  • Building Community
  • Open Access Pilot Schemes
  • Sustainability
  • Collaborating for EDI: Content, Accessibility, Outreach and Recruitment
  • Metadata, Discoverability and Integrity in the Scholarly Record
  • Collaboration among University Presses
  • What Libraries Need
  • Reclaiming Open Access for the University Press Community
  • Disability Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Academic Trade: How University Presses Can Publish Effectively for the General Reader
  • Digital Disruption
  • What Authors Want
  • European Accessibility Act
  • Platforms, Hubs, Digital Resources, AI
  • Equitable Open Access

Amina Shah, National Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of Scotland, will deliver the conference’s opening keynote: The Role of Libraries in Connecting People and Ideas.

Jenny Garrett, OBECoach & Leadership Development Consultant, Jenny Garrett Global, will deliver the conference’s closing keynote: Equality vs Equity.

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 learned and connections made that can be taken into their day-to-day working lives.

Wayne SimeChief Executive of ALPSP, commented: “Working in partnership with EUP, we are excited to bring together the university press community, in person, this May. The UP Redux Conference will be a great opportunity for us to have an open conversation covering a range of issues under the theme of connecting people and ideas.”

Nicola RamseyChief 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.”

ALPSP and Edinburgh University Press would like to thank our Redux 2024 sponsors, Publishers’ Licensing Services, Digital Science, Virtusales and The Association of University Presses.

To find out more about our speakers, sponsors and to register, visit the conference website. 

Contact Teri Williams, Senior Marketing Manager, Edinburgh University Press | +44 (0)131 650 4218 | teri.williams@eup.ed.ac.uk


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/

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