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New EU funding opportunities for the ICT and publishing sectors

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The EU-funded network TISP (Technologies and Innovation for Smart Publishing) aims to connect the publishing and technology sectors, and it encourages its members to apply for EU funding

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Publishing industry generates £1.2 Billion says DCMS Report

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London, 15 January 2014 –The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Commenting has today published the latest Economic Estimates for the creative industries.

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PA Comment on The Government’s response to the Business Select Committee report

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London, 26 November 2013 Commenting on the Government’s response to the Business Select Committee report, Richard Mollet, CEO, The Publishers Association, said:

“The Government’s response to the Business Select Committee report is a very welcome and clear reaffirmation of the course of action agreed by all stakeholders involved in the Finch Review.  It asserts that Gold open access is the preferred route; the agreed embargo periods and the UK Open Access “decision tree” are appropriate, and a call for an immediate deposit mandate is rejected.  We also believe Government is right to maintain its view that hybrid journals have a vital role to play in the transition to open access.

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The Publishers Association and Elizabeth Truss drive the quality of resources to support the new curriculum

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London, 25 November 2013 -  Elizabeth Truss, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education and Childcare, will be addressing an audience of educators and publishers at the The Publishers Association annual conference on Monday 2 December 2013.

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The PA joins European commitment to enable text and data mining

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London, 13 November 2013 –The PA has given its support to the “Declaration of Commitment to a Roadmap to enable Text and Data mining” submitted by International Association of STM Publishers’ as part of the European Commission’s “Licences for Europe” initiative.

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Britain Leads the World in the Number of New Books Published

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London, 16 October 2013 – A recent study by the International Publishers Association (IPA) has found that the UK leads the world in the number of new books published per head, with over 2,450 new titles and re-editions per 1 million inhabitants in 2012.

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Reports on Copyright Show Government in the Wrong

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London, 26 September 2013 – Two reports published this week have called into question the Government’s policy on copyright reform.  These are the House of Commons Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee report following its inquiry into “Supporting the Creative Economy”; and the Copyright Licensing Steering Group’s report “Streamlining Copyright Licensing for the Digital Age” into the progress made with developing the copyright hub.  

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New Publisher Relations Executive to start at The Publishers Association

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London, 2 September 2013 – The Publishers Association is delighted to announce that Seonaid Macleod will be joining the team as Publisher Relations Executive from Monday 2nd of September 2013.  

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PA Comment on ACE Report "The Library of the Future"

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London, 23 May 2013– Commenting on The Arts Council England report “The Library of the Future”, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive, The Publishers Association, said:

“The Arts Council England report "The Library of the Future" is a timely articulation of the direction libraries need to take if they are to continue fulfilling their role for their communities. 

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Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre – Government Needs to U-turn on Copyright

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--Publishers Priorities Remain Unchanged in Digital Landscape --

London, 21 May 2013 – Speaking at today's Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar: Publishing 2013 - consolidation, eLending and adding value to eBooks, The Publishers Association CEO Richard Mollet called on the government to make a u-turn on IP policy and change its stance of looking to weaken copyright at EU level.

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Positive Messages and Strong Partnerships have been key to the work of The Publishers Association in 2012

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London, 8 May 2013 – The Publishers Association (The PA) today held its Annual General Meeting at Bloomsbury House, London. The meeting illustrated the varied work undertaken by The PA, including nearly 100 political meetings with officials and MPs both in London and in Brussels, countless media briefings and attendance at events in over 14 countries.

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