Autumn is a busy time for KGL PubFactory. Each year, as industry events start to fill the calendar, our community of customers, partners and staff gather for our user group meeting—held the past two years as the PubFactory Virtual Series. This is a rare and refreshing opportunity to bring together all the inspiring professionals we work with on both sides of the Atlantic, encouraging them to share knowledge, insights and experiences, and to explore how publishers are adopting technology to support their current needs and future goals.
This year’s edition, which took place from October 13-15, once again didn’t disappoint. It attracted an eclectic mix of publishers of assorted shapes and sizes—from global academic players to smaller niche societies and university presses, journal to book publishers, traditional subscription-focused businesses to OA innovators. But despite their unique and varying backgrounds, the participants were united by their collective experiences of implementing and working with technology platforms on a day-to-day basis, each having something to teach and something to learn on the subject, which made for an enlightening three days.
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