2008 UKSG Conference: plenary sessions

Where possible, we have obtained presentation slides from the plenary session speakers at the 31st UKSG Annual Conference. These are posted below, along with links to reviews of the sessions on UKSG's LiveSerials blog. Slides and reports of the conference's breakout sessions can be found here.

Monday 7th April 2008

The digital supply chain – impacts, effects, opportunities and challenges of the rapidly changing landscape in multiformat e-content delivery
James Gray, Ingram Digital Group

The deficiency of peer review
Muir Gray, NHS National Knowledge Service

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Is sustainability really what we’re after?: balancing mission, innovation and entrepreneurship in a fast-moving world
Kevin M Guthrie, Ithaka

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Publishing and communication of Chinese scholarly journals: a survey of authors, readers and publishers and an OA archives initiative to facilitate access to Chinese journals
Ruoxi Li, Chongqing Normal University

Tuesday 8th April 2008


The MESUR Project: in search of usage-based impact metrics
Herbert Van de Sompel, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Research Library

The information-seeking behaviour of the virtual scholar: from use to users
David Nicholas, University College London

The use and abuse of usage measures
Ian Bannerman, Taylor & Francis

Mass digitisation of historical records for access and preservation
Dan Jones, The National Archives

Large-scale digitisation: the £22 million JISC programme and the role of libraries
Jean Sykes, London School of Economics and Political Science

Wednesday 9th April 2008

Web 3.0: how to help users stop reading the web and get on with their work
Geoffrey Bilder, CrossRef

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Semantic open data in scientific publications
Peter Murray-Rust, University of Cambridge

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Dealing with disruptive innovation
Richard Withey, Digital Media Consultant

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Feels free
Jim Griffin, OneHouse LLC

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