[OKFN-EN] Crowd-sourcing list of learned societies and professional organisations in UK

Eamonn Neylon Eamonn.Neylon at bsigroup.com
Wed Feb 25 05:53:40 UTC 2015


The ALPSP membership list at http://www.alpsp.org/Ebusiness/AboutAlpsp/ListofMembers.aspx should help establish which of the societies is involved in academic publishing. It also contains commercial, non-UK and suppliers and consultants; but the core membership is UK learned societies.


From: okfn-en [mailto:okfn-en-bounces at lists.okfn.org] On Behalf Of Steven Clift
Sent: 25 February 2015 04:56
To: Michelle Brook
Cc: okfn-en at lists.okfn.org; open-science at lists.okfn.org; open-access at okfn.org
Subject: Re: [OKFN-EN] Crowd-sourcing list of learned societies and professional organisations in UK

Have you considered gathering links on their online communities and hashtags?
On Feb 24, 2015 12:50 PM, "Michelle Brook" <michelle at michellebrook.org<mailto:michelle at michellebrook.org>> wrote:
Hey all,
For Open Data Day, I started pulling together a list of UK based professional organisations and learned societies in the UK with a view to releasing this as open data when I've something vaguely organised and tidied up.
There are number of motivations behind this. Firstly, no such list exists - and I wanted to update Wikipedia and the like, secondly I want to make it easier for individuals to find such societies. At present, professional organisations with professional staff are much better at engaging with academics and I hope to re-dress this balance slightly.
And when I have a half way sensible list, I will start exploring which of the societies and professional organisations are involved in academic publishing, as part of an ongoing interest in understanding the publishing landscape better. However, to explore that, I needed

If anyone has any time, and fancies helping me add some postcodes or websites to this google spreadsheet - please do! I'll get it tidied up as best I can this week to release with an open license towards the end of this month!
Thanks a lot!


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