5 - 6 Dec 2017 business design centre, london


Previous Webinars

23rd May - Creating & delivering value compliantly beyond traditional information delivery

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Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 – 14:00 BST, 15:00 CEST, 9:00 EST

The way corporate scientists search, find and access information is constantly evolving. Join Carmen Burkhardt to learn how the Novartis Knowledge Center (NKC) uses an innovative approach to go beyond traditional information delivery, while remaining compliant.

This webinar is being brought to you by London Info International in partnership with RightsDirect with the kind cooperation of Novartis. It will be moderated by Philip Ditchfield.

12th July - How has the concept of being "citable" evolved?

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Wednesday 12th July 2017 – 14:00 BST, 15:00 CEST, 9:00 EST

When the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) first released in 1975, the concept of being “citable” was introduced in the context of assessing a journal’s performance impact, specifically the Journal Impact Factor (JIF) metric.  How has the concept of being ‘citable’ evolved since then?

Paul Wouters, Director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies and Professor of Scientometrics at the University of Leiden, will provide an authoritative perspective on how being ‘citable’ has evolved over the last few decades, in part as a consequence of the Web of Science, and in part based upon developments in the increasing importance placed by funders of research as well as university administration, on the measurement of research impact.

This webinar is being brought to you by London Info International in partnership with Clarivate Analytics with the kind cooperation of Paul Wouters from the University of Leiden. It will be moderated by Philip Ditchfield.

20th July - What makes a world class university?

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Thursday 20th July – 10:00 EST, 15:00 BST, 16:00 CEST

In this webinar Dr Jamil Salmi poses the question What makes a world class university?

The importance of tertiary education for economic growth and competitiveness is increasingly recognized not just for middle-income and advanced countries, but also for low-income ones.  Access to a world-class curriculum helps develop a skilled and flexible labour force that can positively influence productive activities by creating, applying and spreading new ideas and technologies.  Research universities are emerging as the central institutions of the 21st century knowledge economies.

In this context, the presentation will start by offering an operational definition of a world-class university. It will then outline and analyze possible strategies and pathways for establishing such universities.  Finally it will share lessons of experience based on recent work with countries and institutions that are keen on establishing world-class universities, identifying in the process some of the challenges, costs, and risks associated with these attempts.

4th October - Dr Eugene Garfield's legacy to science and metrics

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Wednesday 4th October – 15:00 BST, 16:00 CEST, 10:00 EST

As a pioneer in automated indexing and retrieval of information, Eugene Garfield developed numerous citation databases that have changed how scientists searchand assess scholarly literature. These include the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science, which indexes the contents and the citation network of the world’s premier scientific and scholarly journals and proceedings, and his Journal Citation Reports, which provides journal impact factors and other citation metrics describing the influence of journals and how they are related to one another. These are but two of Garfield’s unprecedented, valuable, and enduring inventions.  Given his influence on scientists and scholars around the world, and his generosity as an employer and mentor, Garfield touched innumerable lives, and not just of those who knew him. The functionality of Google’s search engine descends directly from his ideas and papers. Also, many treatments, cures, advances and inventions were undoubtedly accelerated by researchers who used Garfield’s citation-indexing tools to turn their work in the right direction at the right time, realizing connections they otherwise might have missed.

Eugene Garfield had many interests related to information science and technology, but one of the key threads across all of them is the use of citations (cited references) in information retrieval, research assessment, and the study of the science of science, a subject upon which this webcast will focus, especially regarding how we use these tools today.

This webinar is being brought to you by London Info International in partnership with Clarivate Analytics

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31st October - Networking at exhibitions and conferences

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31st October 2017

Networking at Exhibitions and Conferences

This webinar helps you plan your time at exhibitions and conferences so that you can maximise your performance. We look at ways to prospect and what to do on your stand.


By the end of the webinar, you will be able to:

  • Plan and prepare yourself before the event
  • Develop ways to attract visitors to your stand
  • Identify and qualify visitors at your stand
  • Have effective and structured conversations during the exhibition
  • Spend time on your stand with the people who matter
  • Network off the stand
  • Create leads and agree follow up

This webinar is being brought to you by London Info International