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RSC Publishing . Lund Online 12 th April 2012 Richard Blount - Journals Sales Executive (UK & Northern Europe. Overview. Who are the RSC? What we do RSC Publishing Chemistry landscape Books programme RSC eBooks The future of eBooks?. Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

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rsc publishing

RSC Publishing

Lund Online

12th April 2012

Richard Blount - Journals Sales Executive (UK & Northern Europe

overview
Overview
  • Who are the RSC?
  • What we do
  • RSC Publishing
  • Chemistry landscape
  • Books programme
  • RSC eBooks
  • The future of eBooks?
royal society of chemistry rsc
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • One of the largest organisations for advancing the chemical sciences
  • Professional body with a worldwide network of 47,500 members
  • Internationally acclaimed publishing business
what does the rsc do
What does the RSC do?

‘Advancing the chemical sciences’

international reach

London &

Cambridge

Tokyo

Beijing &

Shanghai

Bangalore

International Reach

Philadelphia

& Raleigh

São Paulo

rsc roadmap for the chemical sciences
RSC Roadmap for the Chemical Sciences

Priority Areas

Energy

Food

Future cities

Human health

Lifestyle & recreation

Raw materials & feedstocks

Water & air

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Partnership Projects

  • Enhancing education
  • Building science capacity
  • Global Challenges
  • Investing in teachers
  • Creating a Chemistry Centre
rsc publishing1
RSC Publishing

The object for which the Society is constituted is the general advancement of chemical science and its application and for that purpose: 

to foster and encourage the growth and application of such science by the dissemination of chemical knowledge

raising profile visibility community influence
Raising profile, visibility & community influence

Increase the number of people downloading and reading our content (usage)

rsc books portfolio overview
RSC Books - Portfolio Overview
  • Scientific publisher of biology, biophysics, chemical science, materials, medicinal drug discovery and physics high-impact books
  • First title published in 1968
  • 1000 backlist titles
  • Growing annual frontlist
rsc books portfolio overview1
RSC Books - Portfolio Overview

From Food to Forensics, Environment to Materials...

Portfolio detail

  • Monographs/Professional Reference
    • Multi-contributor edited/single authored
    • Published within Series with world class

Editorial Boards including Catalysis,

Green Chemistry, Energy and

Environmental Science and Polymer

Chemistry

  • Textbooks
  • Popular Science
  • Specialist Periodical Reports
  • Conference Proceedings
rsc books portfolio overview2
RSC Books – Portfolio Overview

Monographs/Professional Reference

  • Multi-contributor edited/single authored
  • Published within Series with world class Editorial Boards
  • International contributors
  • Compliment RSC Journal Areas
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RSC Books - Portfolio Overview

Textbooks

Popular Science

Specialist Periodical Reports

Conference Proceedings

rsc e books
RSC e-Books
  • RSC publishing books since 1960’s
  • Big back collection
  • Majority of backlist print on demand
  • RSC eBook Collection launched October 2007
free services to all
Free Services to All
  • Free access to 1st chapter of every book
  • Browse and search the collection
  • Full access to all front matter
benefits to librarians
Benefits to Librarians
  • Value for money
  • One-off purchase
  • Full text PDF access to all content
  • OCLC MARC Records
  • MARC 21 and MARC UK records
  • COUNTER usage statistics
  • Perpetual Ownership
  • Unlimited access and use
  • Flexible DRM
reader benefits
Reader Benefits
  • Google searching identifies exact content
  • Locate cited content by DOI
  • Find eBooks via library catalogue
  • PDF format provides:
    • Accessibility for the visually impaired (licensed Adobe reader required)
    • Viewing on eBook readers, iPads/iPhones, laptops and netbooks
  • Fast access and download times
    • All chapters as separate files and citable by DOI
rsc ebooks portfolio
RSC eBooks Portfolio
  • The RSC eBook Collection is available as:
    • The Full Collection (1968 to current year)
    • The current publication year only
    • Subject Collections – launched October 2009
the full collection 1968 2012
The Full Collection (1968-2012)
  • 1,000+ titles, 36Gb of data, ~ 15,000 chapters
  • A wealth of scientific literature
  • All specialist periodical reports since 1968
  • All conference proceedings published by RSC
  • 122 textbooks
  • Rapid growth in monographs
annual collection
Annual Collection
  • Covers content purchased each calendar year
  • Number of titles vary from 60 to 80
  • Previous years can be bought at any one time
subject packages 2000 2010 closed collection
Subject Packages(2000-2010 Closed Collection)
  • Nine themed packages containing content back to 2000
  • Ideal for SMEs and themed research institutes
new ebook business models
New eBook Business Models

Pick ‘n’ mix

Aggregators

Short term loans

PDA

patron driven acquisition
Patron Driven Acquisition
  • USA, UK & Scandinavia
  • Increase in demand
  • Uncertainty on both sides
  • Not THE best model
  • Brave new world
rsc ebooks developments
RSC eBooks - Developments
  • Aggregators
  • Title-by-title offering
  • Packages
  • PDA – pilot schemes?
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Thank you!

Questions?

blountr@rsc.org