9 October 2014
Learning the key to success at Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) publishing summer school
On 7-18 July 2014, Oxford Brookes played host to a number of guests attending the publishing summer school.
The two week long school is held annually by OICPS at Brookes. The course is held for people within the publishing industry, be it trade, academic, educational or professional. It is particularly aimed at entrepreneurs with their own publishing company looking to develop their skills in strategy and decision-making.
The course provides many opportunities to its attendees, including hearing talks from highly experienced Brookes tutors and industry experts and visits to key players within the industry. It gave them the chance to improve their knowledge of a range of publishing areas, both nationally and internationally. It also taught them how to use technology to build an effective business, and allowed them to try out their new skills in breakout groups and workshops.
Dr Haseeb Md Irfanullah, one of the attendees, wrote in a recent blog about his experiences at the summer school. He said the three main things he learnt about on the course were how publishing is developing in terms of size, innovation and participation. He states that ‘publishing in Oxford, as around the globe is moving very fast to cope with technological advancement, consumers’ demands and making the business viable’ and it is ‘[definitely] not dying out’ (his squared brackets).