Talking to the Elephant in the Room

Seminar Room, NH Berlin Mitte, Berlin, GermanyBuilding of NH Hotel Mitte at Leipziger Strasse 106 - 111

Pre-Conference Day - Monday, 28 January, 2013

Updates, Exchange of Experiences


Education & Training Course for Publishers, Information Specialists, Librarians and Students. Organised by Regine Reincke (Senior Publishing Editor, Springer, Dordrecht), Bas Straub (Director, Business Development, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam) and Arnoud de Kemp (APE 2013, Berlin).


Since seven years the APE Conferences start with a Pre-Conference Day on the Monday. This special day has been created for (mostly younger) publishers, librarians, information specialists and students of media, information science, publishing, bookselling and library courses, who want to get an update on what is going on in our world and to share information and experiences in an informal and international atmosphere. Participants enjoy a special discount of 20% if they also register for the APE 2013 Full Conference. Members of STM, ICSTI, ALPSP, Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels/AKEP and DGI enjoy a general discount of 25%. Group rates on request.


Venue of the APE 2013 Pre-Conference Day:

NH Hotel Berlin Mitte
Leipziger Strasse 106 -111
10117 BERLIN, Germany


PowerPoint Presentation will be available after the Conference, please click Program Pre-Conference Day for downlaod.



click Program Pre-Conference Day: Status January 21, 2013

Doors open for Registration (Coffee, Tea & Snacks)


Welcome & Opening Remarks by Regine Reincke and Bas Straub


How to use Social Media?

Tina Harseim, Manager Corporate Social Media, Springer Science + Business Media, Berlin


The Impact of the Long Tail

Felix Evert, Manager Publisher Partnerships, De Gruyter, Berlin.


Coffee & Tea and Networking


The End of the Document? A Discussion with Provocative Statements and Intelligent Answers

With Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico, Brighton, Roswitha Nottebaum, General Manager, Aries, Langenfeld, Professor Dr. Stefan Gradmann, Institute of Library and Information Science, Humboldt University zu Berlin, Michael Dreusicke, CEO, PAUX Technologies, Berlin, moderated by Arnoud de Kemp, APE 2013, Berlin


Buffet Lunch and Networking


Alternative Metrics. The End of the Impact Factor as we know it?

Martijn Roelandse, Publishing Editor, Springer, Dordrecht


The Funding of Publishing: where the Money might come from?

Dr. Antje Kellersohn, Director, University Library, Freiburg


Coffee & Tea


Talking to the Elephant in the Room

A 2-hour discussion with the audience, moderated by Regine Reincke and Bas Straub with support from Professor David De Roure, Naional Strategic Director for Digital Social Research, Oxford.

Interactive with facebook and Twitter. Questions in advance


End of the APE 2013 Pre-Conference Day