About UKSG

What is UKSG?

Our mission is to connect the knowledge community and encourage the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication. We are the only organisation spanning the wide range of interests and activities across the scholarly information community of librarians, publishers, intermediaries and technology vendors.

Our vision is to use our breadth of knowledge and influence to facilitate an efficient information chain, a better information experience for scholars, and a world where all members of the scholarly and professional information supply chain understand each other.

What do we do?

In a dynamic environment, UKSG works to:

  • facilitate community integration, networking, discussion and exchange of ideas
  • improve members' knowledge of the scholarly information sector and support skills development
  • stimulate research and collaborative initiatives, encourage innovation and promote standards for good practice
  • disseminate news, information and publications, and raise awareness of services that support the scholarly information sector.

How do we do it?

Informal, open discussion list; a forum for all parties involved with e-resources to discuss matters relating to their provision, administration, management, licensing, access, and so forth (please refer to the list etiquette).

What's the point?

With a membership of nearly 500 organisations, a third of them based outside the UK,  UKSG engages a broad cross-section of people concerned with the publication, distribution and use of scholarly and professional information. Members pay an annual subscription which offers everyone in their organisation a range of valuable benefits, including discounts for our events.

How do I become a member?

Membership of UKSG is open to any organisation or individual.  Membership is by calendar year (January - December) - please click here for current prices.  To apply for membership, please fill in this form - but first check whether your organisation is already a member.

How do I get involved?

Click here for ideas!

Who runs UKSG?

UKSG is led by a main committee of up to 18 members who work full time in a variety of capacities within the scholarly and professional information community.  The Committee comprises:

  • three Honorary Officers (Chair, Treasurer and Secretary)
  • nine elected members
  • up to six co-opted members

Committee members are elected by the membership before the AGM and meet regularly to determine general policy and to discuss operational issues.  Any member can nominate themselves, or another member, to become a Committee member.

Subcommittees with responsibilities for Education, Publications and Research report to the UKSG Committee.  Self-nominations are welcomed.

UKSG's journal, Insights, is supported by an international Editorial Board.

UKSG employs an Executive Director, a full-time Business Manager, a part-time Administrator, a part-time Publications Associate and a part-time Digital Communications Associate, and contracts the services of a part-time Marketing Associate.

For more information about UKSG please contact us.

UKSG branding guidelines

Please click here for information on UKSG branding and to access branding resources.


A company registered in England and limited by guarantee
Company Number: 4145775 Registered Charity Number: 1093946
Registered office: Bowman & Hillier Building, The Old Brewery,
Priory Lane, Burford, Oxon OX18 4SG

VAT number:  GB 348 8541 20


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