STM Spring Conference Day 2 2021

Save the date! Timings subject to change

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

A free to attend event exploring the timely and important topics
of cybersecurity and article sharing


08:45 US EST
13:45 BST
14:45 CET

Virtual conference login

09:00 US EST
14:00 BST
15:00 CET

Welcome & opening

9:05 US EST
14:05 BST
15:05 CET

Scholarly Networks Security Initiative (SNSI): working together to combat the threat of cybercrime

Cybercrime threatens the entire scholarly ecosystem.  It isn’t just an issue for publishers or a challenge for librarians, an obstacle for institutions or a nuisance for researchers.   Ensuring that data and privacy are properly safeguarded on university campuses and that institutional networks are not compromised requires partnership working. 

Join this free session to hear from librarians, technical solution providers and colleagues about the challenges they have faced in protecting library and institutional networks, the damage that has been caused when protection measure haven’t worked, and the solutions they found.  Join also to share your own experiences in a live ‘Ask the experts’ session.  From CISOs and librarians to other interested parties, we want to hear of your experience – what are the problems you have or are facing and how have you resolved them?

10:30 US EST
15:30 BST
16:30 CET


11:00 US EST
16:00 BST
17:00 CET

Let’s fix this: what Article 17 of the EU Copyright Directive means for article sharing 

Globally, many debates are taking place as to what role platforms should take with regard to the content they offer or host.

In the EU, a first step to regulate this environment was taken with the 2019 EU Digital Single Market  Directive (“DSM”). This new piece of legislation, and its Article 17 DSM specifically, presents a very clear opportunity for platforms and the publishing industry to work together to enable the safe use of legitimate content and ensure a better experience for platform users.  

STM put together a working group to develop technical processes to implement the new obligations, to enable platforms to swiftly identify the content and respective policies in order to make sharing decisions in real-time using technology.  

In this session, we will consider the rationale and value of developing these technical processes and their functioning; provide a look under the bonnet to show what is involved and required for publishers and platforms to implement; share initial pilot findings and invite publishers large and small as well as platforms to join the program.  

Let’s work together to improve the article sharing experience for all scholarly stakeholders involved! 

12:30 US EST
17:30 BST
18:30 CET

Close of Day

Thank you for your continued support

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