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East Meets West in 1st International Workshop for University & Professional Society Presses

The 1st International Workshop for University & Professional Society Presses was held in Singapore from 14 - 15 September 2006. Focusing on trends and issues in STM and Academic publishing, the workshop gave publishing professionals opportunities to share experiences and exchange new ideas. It also provided a much needed interface and platform facilitating collaboration, interaction and networking between publishers in the East and West.

The Black and Red color theme workshop drew about 80 attendees from the East and the West, including publishers from USA, UK, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Mr Sonny Leong, Executive Vice President of Routledge-Cavendish, UK opened the workshop with a welcome speech.

Organized jointly by the Singapore British Business Council, World Scientific Publishing and Imperial College Press, the Workshop received support from the Economic Development Board of Singapore, the National Library Board (Singapore) and sponsorship from the Media Development Authority (Singapore) as well as RSP Architects, Planners and Engineers (Pte) Ltd.

Presentation Slides of Conference Speakers:

Public Use of STM Resources at the National Library Singapore
(620 KB, pdf)
Professor Varaprasad N. (National Library Board, Singapore)

STM Publishing in China & History - Experience of Science Press
(511 KB, pdf)
Mr Xiang Anquan (Science Press, China)

Introduction of the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences
(582 KB, pdf)
Mr Chen Dan (National Science Library, China)

New Business Models in Scholarly Publishing
(956 KB, pdf)
Ms Triena Ong (ISEAS Publishing Holdings, Singapore)

STM Publishing in Asia Pacific Region
(67 KB, pdf)
Professor KK Phua (World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore)

A Look at the Influence of Science in Taiwan: What is Science to the Chinese Civilization?
(8,517 KB, pdf)
Mr Chiang Tsai Chian (Knowledge Review, Taiwan)

Story of the Popular Computer Week Group in China
(1,568 KB, pdf)
Mr Chen Zhongzhou (CPCW, China)

Challenges Faced in Today's Climate and Pearson's Experience in Asia
(145 KB, pdf)
Mr Chua Hong Koon (Pearson, Singapore)

Future Publication for Education and Mass Distribution
(2, 353KB, pdf)
Professor Sam Ge (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

What is the Point of University Presses?
(417 KB, pdf)
Mr Sonny Leong (Routledge-Cavendish, UK)

Publishing for Medical Professionals in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
(72 KB, pdf)
Mr Stephen Troth (Elsevier, Singapore)

Scientific & Professional Publishing Opportunities in Asia
(274 KB, pdf)
Mr Zhao Bin (Sino United Publishing Holdings, Hong Kong)

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