Webinars & Podcasts

A series of live and recorded educational, online talks and interviews, designed for librarians. We aim to help librarians and informational professionals gain insight into emerging new information technologies and expert opinion from their peers and publishers on some of the most pressing and relevant issues faced by librarians today.

Webinars: often hosted in collaboration with organizational partners and the broader community, our webinars are free to attend and include lively Q&As at the end of each session - all you need is an internet connection and access to a telephone or computer headset. 

Podcasts: Explore our growing series of educational and collaborative podcast, including tutorials and interviews designed to keep you up to date on news, trends and developments in publishing and technology, as they happen.

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Upcoming Webinars

Building trust in research through transparency in peer review

About the webinar

As a publisher of journals and books, we are committed to openness and transparency in peer review. Please join us for a webinar by Sowmya Swaminathan, Head of Editorial Policy and Research Integrity, Nature Research, who will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to peer review 
  • Peer review initiatives at Springer Nature - including reviewer training for early career researchers
  • Transparency in peer review, uptake and outcomes - including an introduction to In Review -  enabling researchers to share your preprint and track your manuscript’s review progress; and reviewer recognition
  • Peer review in the age of COVID-19

This webinar is held as part of Peer Review Week, which is a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality.


Sowmya Swaminathan, Head of Editorial Policy & Research Integrity, Nature Research

Sowmya steers editorial policy development across Nature Research, including policies relevant to rigour and reproducibility, research integrity and transparency in scholarly publishing. She is a strong advocate of working in coalition with diverse stakeholders across the research ecosystem toward solutions that benefit researchers and support the progress of transparency, integrity and open research in scholarly publishing.  She has been at Nature journals since 2003.

Best practices for acquiring and implementing an eBook collection

About the webinar

Join us on Thursday, 24th of September, for a 1-hour webinar on the best practices and recommended steps for building a successful eBook collection from the perspective of library guest speakers. Dr. Annie Le Blanc will speak in the first webinar session and Ms. Sara Duff will present in the second webinar session. Springer Nature's eBooks Product Manager, Wouter van der Velde will present in both webinar sessions. 

Annie Le Blanc

Guest speaker: Dr. Annie Le Blanc, Head of Information Resources and Engineering at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France

Dr. Le Blanc will speak about how she manages the Resources and Information Engineering group in charge of purchasing and access policies for scientific journals and books.

Sara Duff

Guest speaker: Sara Duff, Acquisitions & Collection Assessment Librarian at the University of Central Florida Libraries, USA

Ms. Duff works mainly in monograph acquisitions, including streaming video. Sara's talk will focus on the ways to increase access while decreasing costs, how the library can help with textbook affordability, and meaningful collection assessment methods.

Wouter van der Velde

Guest speaker: Wouter van der Velde, Senior eProduct Manager eBooks,  Product and Platform Group at Springer Nature, The Netherlands

Mr. Wouter will present his talk across the following key topics: defining a collection development strategy, the evaluation of business models offered by publishers, the reduction of costs by pooling resources, reviewing acquisitions policies, integrating collections and boosting discovery, promoting ebooks to library users, digital preservation, and evaluation of ebooks.

*The second webinar session is co-presented with The Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

Same challenges, fresh solutions - value, communication and more

Robin Neidorf

About the webinar

In a recent survey of information professionals, one of the top concerns emerged as the difficulty of analyzing, managing and reporting on information products on the basis of value. Springer Nature is partnering with Jinfo Limited to develop resources to help you explore fresh solutions to evergreen challenges like defining value and communicating with stakeholders. Join us on Thursday, 24th of September, for a 1-hour webinar to get:

  • An overview of the results of the survey on info pros' top concerns
  • An in-depth look at a practical approach to breaking down, analysing and reporting on value for information products and services.

You'll hear from information professionals who have tested this approach. They'll share what worked well, what they needed to change or adapt, and how they're able to use the results to manage resources and communicate with stakeholders. A worksheet to enable you to work through the value-based approach will be provided to all registrants.

Sick of COVID-19? Listen in for the source on the latest research, drug development and treatments

About the webinar

As the world continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 virus, the scientific and medical research communities continue to search for effective treatments and work on vaccine options. At this point sharing data findings on the virus and its health impacts is vital, but how can we process this overload of information? Did you know there are over 500 drugs related to Covid-19 virus treatment in various phases? How can we support researchers in accessing the latest Covid-19 research, therapeutics and drug developments?

In this one-hour webinar, join us as we explore tools available to quickly uncover the status of drug development and academic research trends, international collaboration, project funding and more related to COVID-19.

This webinar is intended to provide an overview of the latest COVID-19 developments for the benefit of researchers, clinicians, policymakers, public health professionals, and information managers across the university and healthcare sectors.

*This session on 30th of September is sponsored by The Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association and the session on the 1st of October is sponsored by Research Information.

Heidi Becker

Guest speaker: Heidi Becker, Senior Product Specialist & Engagement Manager at Dimensions

Heidi Becker is the Senior Product Specialist & Engagement Manager for Dimensions at Digital Science. Heidi came to Digital Science with an extensive background in non-profit and government organizations.  Most recently, Heidi worked in the Planning and Evaluation department of a major science funder, spearheading the advancement of post-grant assessments as well as enhancing pre-award review of potential grantees through available new technologies, including Dimensions.


Guest speaker: Jeff Southwood, Director, Product Management AdisInsight at Springer Nature

Jeff Southwood is the Director of Product Management for AdisInsight in the Database Group at Springer Nature.  Jeff started his career at Adis as a senior product marketing manager and has held many positions during his 15 year tenure.  He is currently responsible for guiding product strategy for AdisInsight, managing an international team of product managers, and assisting Springer Nature sales teams to insure the database delivers value to end users.  Jeff has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. 

AdisInsight: How to find the information you need

Angela Panetta
Daniela Ranzani, M.Sc.

About the webinar

AdisInsight is a scientifically focused, integrated database of information about drug development, clinical trials, adverse events, commercial deals, and patents.

These sessions will be hosted by a member of our expert Product team - Angela Panetta or Daniela Ranzani, M.Sc. They will show you:

  • What AdisInsight is and how it can benefit you
  • How to use the Search function to find the information you need
  • How to use some of the clever features of the site

Nano: How to find the information you need for your research

Dr Pranoti Kshirsagar
Dr Rong Ju

About the webinar

Nano is the database with the most comprehensive collection of nanomaterial data and literature references in the world. It contains summaries of 310,000+ Nanomaterials, 860,000+ Nanotechnology articles, and 24,000,000+ Nanotechnology patents.

These sessions will be hosted by a member of our expert Product team - Dr Pranoti Kshirsagar or Dr Rong Ju. They will show you:

  • What Nano is and how it can benefit you
  • How to use the Search function to find the information you need
  • How to find specific summaries, articles and patents
  • How to use some of the clever features on the platform

SpringerMaterials: How to find the information you need for your research

Alyssa Berry, M.Sc.
Evelyn Ramforth, M.Sc.
Dr Rong Ju

About the webinar

SpringerMaterials is the largest curated materials science database in the world, covering 290,000+ materials and 3,000+ physical and chemical properties in a single platform.

These sessions will be hosted by a member of our expert Product team - Alyssa Berry, M.Sc, Evelyn Ramforth, M.Sc or Dr Rong Ju. They will cover:

  • What SpringerMaterials is and how it can support your research
  • How to find materials' properties data using SpringerMaterials
  • Practical examples

Springer Nature Experiments: How to find the protocols & methods you need

Robin Padilla, Ph.D.
Dr Sarada Ramachandran
Dr Satyavati Kharde

About the webinar

Springer Nature Experiments helps users find and evaluate protocols and methods in the life sciences. It contains 65,000+ articles from SpringerProtocols, Nature Protocols and Nature Methods: 

These sessions will be hosted by a member of our expert Product team - Robin Padilla, Ph.D, Dr Sarada Ramachandran or Dr Sayavati Kharde. They will show you: 

  • What Springer Nature Experiments is and how it can help you
  • How to search and filter your keywords 
  • How to evaluate the content and access the information you need 
  • How to navigate across different protocols and method content 
  • How to use Antibody pages for your experiments

Latest PodcastsFind more on Soundcloud

Discover our evolving series of educational and collaborative podcasts, including tutorials and interviews designed for the librarian community. 


In this 4-part podcast series, Laird Barrett, Digital Product Manager at Springer Nature joins Heather Flanagan, Program Director at SeamlessAccess.org, to discuss a range of topics: what is SeamlessAccess, how it benefits end-users, what drove Springer Nature to become the first academic publisher to implement SeamlessAccess on Nature.com, why librarians are raising privacy concerns, the difference between SeamlessAccess and GetFTR, and more.

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