UKSG One-Day Conference: London

20 Nov 2014 10:00

Untying the knots and joining the dots:
researchers' needs from funding to outputs and beyond


Session videos now available to view here.

Reproduced with the kind permission of the Grand Connaught Rooms


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Over the last few years there has been a focus throughout the scholarly communications sector on understanding the complexities of how research actually happens, to how funding decisions are made, how data is created and shared, how results are communicated, how researchers make information choices, and how these influence institutional policies.

UKSG's 2014 One-Day Conference brings together speakers from across the knowledge community to help delegates understand the critical issues that shape what we all do.

  • What do funders, researchers, institutions and publishers expect and want from each other?
  • What are the key issues that we all need to be aware of?
  • How are researchers managing changing requirements around funding, evaluation, communication and more?
  • How are library and publisher roles evolving to ensure they continue to provide relevant support, content and services?

Who should attend

This event is aimed at librarians and publishers who want to better understand how the changes in scholarly communications are impacting on the wider research community.  It will be of particular benefit to librarians who are responsible for engaging with researchers and to publishers who want to know how the changing requirements of scholarly communication will impact on them.

Join us for enlightening presentations and valuable networking with those who are shaping the future of how research is managed and communicated.


09.40  Registration and coffee
10.10  Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Andrew Barker, Head of Academic Liaison, Special Collections & Archives,
University of Liverpool

10.15  An open access REF: the next step of the journey
Ben Johnson, Higher Education Policy Adviser (Research), HEFCE

10.45  Publishing perspectives from a poacher-turned-gamekeeper
Simon Hubbard, Professor of Computational Biology, The University of Manchester

11.15  Coffee
11.45  Research data and Arts practice: a consideration of the relationship between practice-based research in the Arts, documentation, outputs and data management
Paul Whitty, Professor of Composition/Research Lead, Oxford Brookes University

12.15  An institutional view of research: quality, impact and reputation
Ian Carter, Director of Research and Enterprise, University of Sussex

12.45  Review of the morning sessions and questions

13.00  Lunch

14.00  A librarian's perspective
Martin Wolf, Research Support Lead, University of Liverpool

14.30  Science is still playing catch-up
Jason Hoyt, Co-founder and CEO, PeerJ

15.00  Tea
15.30  Lightning talks: Digital Science  |  Kudos  |  Plum Analytics

Better software.  Better research
Terry Bucknell, Sales Manager, Digital Science

Whose work is it anyway?  Helping researchers maximise reach and impact
Charlie Rapple, Co-Founder and Sales & Marketing Director, Kudos

Altmetrics in practice
Stephan Buettgen, Director of Sales - Europe, Plum Analytics

16.15  Panel session and questions
chaired by Andrew Barker, Head of Academic Liaison, Special Collections & Archives,
University of Liverpool

16.45  Wrap-up followed by drinks reception
17.30  Close


Grand Connaught Rooms (Edinburgh and Drawing Room)
61-65 Great Queen Street

Tel.:  +44 (0)20 7405 7811

What they said about November 2013

“One of the best conferences I have been to in a long time.”
"Good networking opportunity, as well as being educational."
"The pace and timekeeping were excellent."
"Very enjoyable and useful gathering."

"Thought the chairing of the sessions was excellent."
"Excellent overview and update on developments in open access."

"Informative, thought provoking and educational."


UKSG members:  £185.00 + £37.00 VAT [20%] (total £222.00) 
Non-members:  £235.00 + £47.00 VAT [20%] (total £282.00)

The fee includes refreshments, lunch and the drinks reception.

How to book

Booking for this event has now closed.  For further information, contact Karen Sadler by email or phone +44 (0)1865 310834

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


By Wednesday 12 November 2014 - full refund
From Thursday 13 November 2014 - no refund

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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