13-14 April 2010, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

This meeting provided an open forum to discuss the state and evolution of professional communications and in particular publishing in Astronomy. The main audience consisted of editors, publishers, librarians, archives managers, officers of learned societies, as well as scientists involved in professional communication, publishing and bibliometric evaluation.

The program included talks on the following topics:

  • Publishing: state of the art and trends
  • The role of learned societies
  • Bibliometric and other evaluation criteria
  • Communicating Astronomy with the public and other bodies
  • The future of Librarianship

The Colloquium was organized and chaired by Prof. Andre Heck and Dr. Alberto Accomazzi and was a follow-up to the one held in Brussels on June 10-13 2007.

For more information please see the conference website: http://conf.adsabs.harvard.edu/FPCA2/

15-16 April 2010, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Following the Second Colloquium on Future Professional Communications in Astronomy, the fourth Summit of Information Providers in Astronomy, Astrophysics and High Energy Physics  will take place.  The Summit will be attended by representatives from the ADS and INSPIRE projects, their main collaborators, and leading publishers in the field.

For more information please see the meeting website: http://conf.adsabs.harvard.edu/AAHEP4/