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London Book Fair 2021

London Book Fair may not be in person this year but it’s still good timing for those of us in the industry to virtually meet up and talk shop. Maverick would like to hear what you have been doing and share with you some of the trends we’ve been observing. These include an increased emphasis […]

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Operational Considerations for Open Science

Maverick continues its series on demystifying open science with a focus on operational considerations. In a previous blog post on the business aspects of open science, Maverick’s Ruth King introduced some of the issues associated with accommodating open science publications in existing publication workflows. In this blog post, I’ll explore a few of those operational […]

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Maverick Partners with Management in Publishing to Offer Management Training for Publishers

Maverick Publishing Specialists and Management in Publishing (MiP) have announced a new partnership to provide training and career development services specifically designed for managers and other leaders in the publishing and scholarly communications sectors. MiP draws on the expertise and experience of co-founders Nancy Roberts and Clare Grist Taylor acquired from their combined five decades […]

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Former Wiley Vice President Joins Maverick Publishing Specialists

Maverick Publishing Specialists Ltd, announced today that the former Vice President of Content Enablement at Wiley, Alison Maclean, has joined the Maverick team of publishing industry experts as a Senior Associate. Ms. Maclean brings extensive international industry experience with expertise in concept-to-market publishing operations, editorial, and content management. She has worked in many market sectors, […]

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Understanding User Experiences with E-Resources During the Pandemic

Despite the disruptions and distresses of the last year, we are seeing the reassuring normalcy of spring’s green shoots in the northern hemisphere and the cooler days of autumn for the southern continents. This season also brings heaps of COUNTER usage reports into academic libraries’ collection development assessments and decisions for the coming school year. […]

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The Intersection of Open Science and Publisher Strategy

Q&A with Open Science Specialist, Ruth King In a recent post, ‘Demystifying Open Science’, Maverick Affiliate Senior Associate for Open Science, Ruth King, provided an overview of open science by approaching it from three distinct organizational aspects: business, operational, and strategy/culture. In this follow-up interview, Ruth delves deeper into the business aspects to discuss how […]

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Making D&I a Reality at UKSG 2021

Diversity & inclusion is rapidly becoming a business reality for publishers. We are still in the early stages, so publishers understandably have practical questions about how and when to approach and address such complex issues. Through its partnership with Umbrella Analytics, Maverick is at the forefront of this movement and we’d love the opportunity tell […]

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Research Consulting and Maverick Publishing Specialists form exclusive business development and marketing partnership

Maverick partners with Research Consulting to represent them in the publishing and scholarly communications market.Maverick Publishing Specialists Ltd and Research Consulting Ltd – two of the leading industry research and consulting firms – announced today that they will form an exclusive business development and marketing relationship.This collaboration sees Maverick representing the full range of Research […]

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Accessibility Drives Content Discovery, Usage, and Inclusivity for Libraries and Publishers

At UKSG 2021, I make the case for accessible publishing and why it’s a no-brainer for libraries, publishers, and their suppliers to be investing in their compliance with scholarly content accessibility standards. The trick is to recognize the ample benefits of ensuring our products and services are truly accessible to all readers, then start by […]

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