UKSG Forum: London

15 Nov 2013 10:00

Library Discovery Technologies

Venue: No. 11 Cavendish Square, London W1

This new UKSG event, taking place on the day after the UKSG November Conference on 14 November, provides a unique forum for lightning talks, meetings and exhibits focused on library discovery technologies.  If discovery is a current topic in your institution, this is a must-attend event.  All the major discovery providers will be on hand with product reviews, and the results of the UKSG-sponsored research into the impact of library discovery technologies will be unveiled for the very first time, along with a series of lightning talks with case studies and practical tips.  Plenty of time will be available for networking, and there will be a 35-stand exhibition space plus additional meeting rooms.

UKSG is very excited about this new event and new format, which you, our members, asked for, and looks forward to welcoming you on the day!

Many thanks to our sponsors:


09.30   Doors open for refreshments and exhibition viewing

10.30   Keynote on the research findings of 'Assessing the Impact of Library Discovery Technology on Content Usage'  
Angela Conyers, Research Fellow, Evidence Base, Birmingham City University
Valérie Spezi, Research Associate, LISU, Loughborough University

11.15   Lightning talks (Session 1)
Sponsors' product reviews: ProQuest, Ex Libris, SirsiDynix
Library case studies: Sheffield Hallam University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Nottingham Trent University, University of Sussex

12.30   Lunch and exhibition viewing

14:00   Lightning talks (Session 2)
Learning to COPE

Joy Palmer, Senior Manager, Resource Discovery & Marketing, Mimas
Sponsors' product reviews: EBSCO, Innovative Interfaces, OCLC
Library case studies: Leeds Metropolitan University, Bournemouth University
Open Source: VuFind (Swansea University), Blacklight (University of Hull)

15.30   Refreshments and exhibition viewing

16.00   Drinks Reception

17.00   Close

Delegates - how to book

Attendance is free for delegates but we do ask you to pre-register.  Booking is now closed.

Meeting Rooms - how to book

Organisations and companies, including those that missed out on booking an exhibition stand, might be interested in booking a meeting room.  We are offering a range of rooms from small boardroom layout to larger theatre style and bookings can be made on a half- or full-day basis. 

For further information on meeting room hire please contact Alison Whitehorn at UKSG by e-mail or by phone: +44 (0)1635 254292.


The exhibition is now SOLD OUT.  Our exhibitors are:

ACS Publications • Alexander Street Press • Aries Systems Corporation • Backstage Library Works • BMJ • BRILL • Burgundy Information Services • CABI • Copyright Licensing Agency EBSCO • EDINA • Eduserv • Ex Libris (UK) Ltd • HARRASSOWITZ • Innovative Interfaces Institution of Engineering and Technology • IOS Press • LISU, Loughborough University Maney Publishing • Mimas • Nature Publishing Group • OCLC • Oxford University Press Palgrave Macmillan • PressReader • ProQuest • Royal Society of Chemistry • SAGE   SirsiDynix • Springer • Talis • Taylor & Francis Group • The JAMA Network • University of Sheffield, The Information School 

The Exhibition Guide will be in the delegate packs.

NB:  UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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