Let's not waste a crisis: London
How libraries, publishers and other stakeholders are responding to hard times
For the last year or more the world has been reeling from the impact of the global financial crisis quickly followed by a good old-fashioned recession. Although there are signs that in some countries the formal recession is coming to an end, at least for now, the effects of this shock to the world economy have already been felt in the scholarly communications world, and are likely to continue, in many countries, for the next few years.
This one-day seminar, organised by UKSG, considers first library budget cuts, together with the coping mechanisms required to face this situation. More positively, speakers from different parts of the community outline the opportunities for innovation provided, perhaps hastened, by the extremely challenging financial situation.
An impressive range of speakers ensures that attendance at this seminar will be essential for all those grappling with finances, but who are at the same time determined to keep moving forward and taking advantage of the many exciting developments that continue to arise in our community.
UKSG members: £150.00 + £22.50 VAT (total £172.50)
Non-members: £200.00 + £30.00 VAT (total £230.00)
The fee includes refreshments and lunch.
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (Library)
1 Carlton House Terrace
Tel.: 020 7451 7300 (Reception)
10.00 Registration and coffee
10.30 Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Hazel Woodward, University Librarian and Director of Cranfield Press,
10.40 “I tell you naught for your comfort”: budgetary prospects for academic libraries over the next few years
Phil Sykes, University Librarian, University of Liverpool
11.10 Sharing the pain, striving for gain
John Cox, University Librarian, National University of Ireland, Galway
12.00 What are librarians saying? Results of a CIBER survey examining changes and trends in a challenging economy
Ian Hames, Vice-President International Sales, ebrary, Inc
13.15 Crisis? Great, now we can innovate
Toby Green, Head of Publishing, OECD
13.45 Every cloud has a silver lining ... What the current economic crisis could and
should mean for library procurement of digital content
Liam Earney, Collections Team Manager, JISC Collections
14.15 Open access, hidden costs? Supporting open access publishing at a
Christine Middleton, Head of Academic Services, Information Services,
University of Nottingham
15.05 Innovation leads to change – how ready are you to do things differently?
Debbie Dore, Chief Commercial Officer, Swets
15.35 Questions and discussion
15.45 Summing-up by the Chair and close of seminar
How to book
The booking date for this seminar has now passed. For further information please contact Karen Sadler at UKSG
by e-mail: Karen@uksg.org or by telephone: +44 (0)1865 310834
Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.
By Tuesday 10 November 2009 - full refund
From Wednesday 11 November 2009 - 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.