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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Digitisation initiatives

ALPSP briefing: Digitisation initiatives
25 January 2006
Society of Chemical Industry, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS (map) booking form
First Amazon, then Google, and now a number of other players have launched initiatives to digitise print publications for Web indexing (and, in some cases, potential future sales models). While publishers have welcomed the added visibility which search-engine indexing brings, they have been concerned both at those initiatives which do not involve seeking rightsholder permission to digitise in-copyright works, and at the implications of third-party sales of all or part of their works. In this ALPSP briefing, we shall hear at first-hand from representatives of some of the most significant of these initiatives. This is an opportunity to hear what they are really doing, to evaluate the potential pros and cons for your publishing business, and to ask questions.


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