UKSG One-Day Conference: London

17 Nov 2015
17 Nov 2015

This is the page for the 2015 UKSG One-Day Conference.

If you would like to read about or book for the 2016 One-Day Conference on the 'Scholarly Communications Ecosystem', please click this link.


This UKSG event was live webcast, and recorded for subsequent online viewing, courtesy of – the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s video production service.

Recordings now available!

Two hands holding a green ebook reader

E-books for today and tomorrow:
what is the role of the 'long form' in teaching, learning and research?

Textbooks, monographs, reports, handbooks, collected essays, novels, poetry collections – many formats of ‘long-form’ material continue to flourish and evolve.  Why does printed text continue to be so popular?  Now that they are more established, how are e-versions fitting into this picture?  This event will examine the status of the e-book in the academic context, and review the latest analysis and developments in relation to teaching, learning and research.

Who should attend

This event is aimed at librarians, publishers and others in the knowledge community who want to gain a rounded view of how print and e-books are evolving, and what the implications might be for how we make ‘long-form’ materials available in the future.  Join us for enlightening presentations and valuable networking with those who are shaping the future of scholarly print and e-books.

Why librarians should attend
Jane Harvell, Head of Academic Services and Special Collections at the University of Sussex: “At my library, we’re investing more and more in the e-book format (in its many guises) for research and teaching. I want to ensure this isn’t being done blindly, and that we are taking advantage of all opportunities to hear from ‘consumers’ of this type of content. The one-day conference provides an opportunity to take a fresh look at e-books in their own right - not just as the sometimes cheaper, easier to distribute and less dusty alternative to the print book. It’s also a chance to hear measured scholarly opinion on the value of the e-book format, and of the open access book, to the research process.”
Why publishers should attend
Colleen Campbell, JSTOR’s Director, Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships - Europe: “Publishers and other providers of digital books need to keep up to date with the expectations of libraries and their users in terms of functionality and access. It’s important to understand this in the context of how students and researchers are using long-form resources - both paper and electronic - for example, whether they substitute one for the other, or use both complementarily. We also need to be in tune with how libraries are developing their collections and guiding their readers towards these different resources - all of this has implications for the way we provide services."


09.30   Registration and coffee

10.00   Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Jeremy Upton, Director of University and Library Collections, University of Edinburgh

10.05   Monographs and open access: reflections arising out of the report to HEFCE 
Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Author, HEFCE Report on Monographs and Open Access, and Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, School of Advanced Study, University of London

10.35   Author experiences and expectations of open access publishing models
Dr Chris Kempshall
, Associate Tutor and Researcher, University of Sussex
Professor Frank Rennie, Assistant Principal (Research, Enterprise and Development), Lews Castle College, University of the Highlands and Islands
Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, School of Advanced Study, University of London

11.15   Coffee

11.45   On Book Sprints: short-form methods and collaborative authorship
Professor Claire Taylor, Professor of Hispanic Studies, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Liverpool

12.15   Student experiences and expectations of print and e-books
Students from the University of Sussex, King’s College London and City University London

13.00   Lunch

14.00   Sustainability of new print and e-book publishing models – publisher, librarian and funder perspectives

Publisher perspective 
Eelco Ferwerda
, Director, OAPEN Foundation

Librarian perspective 
Chris Banks, Director of Library Services, Imperial College London

Funder perspective
Donald J Waters, Senior Program Officer, Scholarly Communications,
The Andrew W Mellon Foundation

15.15   Tea

15.45   The AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project 
Dr Samantha J Rayner, Director, Centre for Publishing, University College London
[Presentation delivered by Dr Michael Jubb, Director, Research Information Network]

16.00   OAPEN-UK: the final report and recommendations
Caren Milloy, Deputy Director, Jisc Collections

16.15   Online Educational Resources: e-tips 
Professor Frank Rennie, Assistant Principal (Research, Enterprise and Development), Lews Castle College, University of the Highlands and Islands

16.30   Question Time
chaired by Jeremy Upton

17.00   Wrap-up followed by drinks reception

18.00   Close



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

T: +44 (0)20 7405 7811

What they said about the 2014 One-Day Conference (on researchers' needs)

"A very useful insight into researcher needs, their views on the current situation, and how they see the challenges ahead and possible solutions."

"The range of perspectives presented at the conference was extremely useful."

"All speakers excellent, knowledgable and stuck to their brief."

"I really thought the programme theme was reflected well in the running order and content of the presentations - well done."

"It gave me a good broad update on the complexity in the current situation in the UK scholarly communications sector.  Great to have policy makers, publishers, librarians and researchers at the same event."


UKSG members: £190.00 + £38.00 VAT [20%] (total £228.00)
Non-members: £240.00 + £48.00 VAT [20%] (total £288.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.

How to book

The closing date for booking has now passed.  For further information please contact Karen Sadler.

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


By Monday 9 November 2015 - full refund
From Tuesday 10 November 2015 - 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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