Two Publishers for Development events will be held this year, as announced on INASP’s website.
Tuesday 28th June: Large multi-disciplinary publishers and those interacting with them are invited to this event, which will be held at Hawkwell House in Oxford.
Tuesday 13th September: The second event will meet the interests of subject specialist and society publishers and their stakeholders and will be held at the Heathrow Park Inn.
About Publishers for Development
Publishers for Development (PfD) is a joint initiative between INASP and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). Project activities bring together stakeholders from key groups within the global research and publishing community to create common understanding of challenges, needs and priorities.
At the heart of PfD is the belief that sustainable access to research and information takes a central role in driving development across sectors in the global South.
INASP works with libraries, consortia, higher education and research institutions, and researchers to manage, and negotiate national access to online resources, as well as to make use of it. They work with publishers to provide affordable access to the global South. The ACU draws upon the experience and expertise of its 500 member institutions to address international issues in higher education.
PfD brings these groups together to learn from each other.
PfD hopes to secure fair working practices which impact on higher education and research institutions, libraries and consortia, while helping publishers to develop sustainable markets.
Chipo Msengezi, ITOCA