Nicholas Cop Consulting

Information and education services for academic and research libraries and networks.

Digital Information & Technologies Consulting Services

  •  eBooks and ejournal platforms.
  • Digital formats and interfaces.
  • Open Access Initiatives
  • Digital library evaluations.
  • Interfacing with mobile devices.
  • Virtual worlds

High Quality Technical Translations: Spanish, Portuguese to English

  • Translated documents read as if they were originally written in English.
  • A range of disciplines covered, with specialization in Information Sciences and IT.
  • Editing, re-phrasing and simplifying for clarity, and correction of inconsistencies.
  • Text and document formatting.
  •  Graphics and image services.

Training & Professional Development - Workshops & keynotes

  • High impact, multi-media keynotes for academic publishers, information vendors and conferences.
  • Half-day to one day workshops in the use of information technologies for libraries and publishers.



Events and in the media

Nicholas Cop invited to speak at the INSP (Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Cuernavaca, México) Congress.

Nicholas Cop presented "Catalogación, Archivos, Datos y su acceso y visualización: apoyo a la transparencia y a la apertura, bienes públicos" at Mesa 3 on March 3, 2016. The PDF of the presentation can be downloaded below. For technical reasons, the PDF copy does not contain the music, sounds and other dynamic elements of the version presented. 

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"Catalogación, Archivos, Datos y su acceso y visualización: apoyo a la transparencia y a la apertura, bienes públicos"
Congreso INSP Marzo 2016 - Nicholas Cop.
Adobe Acrobat Document 8.7 MB

Nicholas Cop Consulting and Maverick Publishing Specialists announce strategic partnership - December 2015

 

Nicholas Cop Consulting announces a strategic partnership with Maverick Publishing Specialists based in the UK. The partnership will allow each company to expand its expertise and geographic base for its services to publishers, information vendors, and research and academic library networks. 

Nicholas Cop Consulting is a firm whose geographic specialty is Latin America and the Caribbean. The firm provides information and education consulting services, sales and marketing representation, and Spanish/ Portuguese to English translation services to publishers, academic and research library networks, and national science councils.

Maverick provides strategic consulting and operational outsource services for the publishing industry. Arranged over four divisions – Strategy, Marketing, Technology/Content and Publisher Relations/Sales Support – Maverick helps publishers, solution providers and intermediaries from all geographies and market sectors meet their corporate objectives.

 

Workshop "Las nuevas tendencias de la información y tecnologías que facilitan la labor del bibliotecario" at Entre Pares, Mérida, Mexico, Oct. 5, 2015

 

Workshop presented by Nicholas Cop Consulting on the latest trends in information and technology that facilitate the work of the academic librarian. View the promotional video.

 

The workshop took place on Oct. 5 at the Entre Pares event hosted by CONRICYT/ CONACYT Oct. 4-6, 2015. 

 


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Summary (in Spanish) of the workshop given at Entre Pares 2015, October 5.
For technical reasons, this copy does not contain the videos, music, sounds and other dynamic elements and contents as presented in the original version at Entre Pares on October 5. This copy is only meant to provide the relevant data, URL's and Web sites presented.
Las nuevas tendencias de la información
Adobe Acrobat Document 41.0 MB

"SciELO – 15 Years of Open Access: an analytic study of Open Access and scholarly communication".

Co-authored and co-edited by Nicholas Cop. A detailed description of the beginnings, structure and success of the SciELO open access, peer-reviewed, academic e-journal network. Published in Portuguese, Spanish and English. English version available at http://dx.doi.org/10.7476/9789230012373.


Can monies spent globally on journal subscriptions be completely transitioned to an OA business model to free the journals?

A post by Nicholas Cop on the SciELO Blog regarding the recent article by the Max Plank Digital Library on this question.

XII Conferencia Internacional sobre Bibliotecas Universitarias, UNAM, Mexico City, Oct 29 - 31, 2014

Invited speaker. Presented "La biblioteca y su papel digital y social: Tendencias y  el perfil del profesional de la información" regarding the digital and social role of the academic library today, and the skills required of the information professional.

6 Key Ideas to Understanding Open Access in Latin America and the Caribbean


"6 KEY IDEAS TO UNDERSTANDING OPEN ACCESS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN" published on the "Open Knowledge" blog of the Inter-American Development Bank.

Changes in distributorship of Mendeley Institutional Edition

Nicholas Cop Consulting had been distributing Mendeley Institutional Edtion under a distribution agreement with Swets. In light of the declaration of bankruptcy by Swets on Septemebr 24, 2014, Nicholas Cop Consulting is therefore, for the time being and until another arrangement is found, no longer authorized to distribute or support this product. Elsevier has now taken over the all marketing, sales and post-sales activities for Mendeley Institutional Edition. Please contact Nicholas Cop Consulting for additional information.