We at UKSG are proud to announce our new strategic vision. Developing the vision has been a collaborative process with our voluntary network and included a consultation with our membership. The new vision will refocus our organisation to meet the needs of a rapidly changing environment, and embodies our values around learning and sharing, openness and inclusion. The four themes - include, connect, innovate and deliver - reflect UKSG's special role as a meeting point for the entire scholarly communications community.
We will include:
UKSG will represent the diversity of the global knowledge community
We will represent all sections of our community in our activities and deliver a road map of change to resolve areas of under representation
We will provide a voice for all members of our community from sector leaders to new entrants to our community
We will share our knowledge and expertise
We will collaborate internationally and include global perspectives
We will connect
UKSG will bring together different voices and perspectives
We will provide a community of practice for professional development, exchanging ideas and sharing expertise, solutions and best practice
We will value plurality of opinions and practices, and not shy away from challenging topics
We will encourage and facilitate transparent, meaningful dialogue and constructive, respectful discussions
We will create a cross-sectoral space to enable understanding of each other’s values, perspectives and goals
We will innovate
UKSG will be the forum for creating and nurturing new ideas
We will enable our members to keep pace with our changing landscape
We will identify tomorrow’s challenges and trends today
We will act as a catalyst for initiatives that benefit and develop our community
We will collaborate with other organisations to find solutions to the faultlines within our sector
We will deliver
UKSG will deliver improvements to the flow of scholarly knowledge
We will support the delivery of practical solutions and not just ask questions
We will invest in initiatives and resource projects to enhance and improve our sector
We will highlight the value of scholarly communications to an enquiring society
We will be transparent about our governance, operations and finances
We hope that our new vision resonates with our members and reflects their ambitions for UKSG, as well as enabling the organisation to be flexible in a changing environment. Our Board and Sub-Committees will use this vision as a guiding star over the coming years, developing a roadmap of activities and ensuring that we allocate the necessary resources in order for it to be realised.
Articles of Association (incorporated 23 January 2001, amended with approval from the membership at an Extraordinary General Meeting on 20 January 2020.
Byelaws - The bye-laws complement the Articles of Association, and provide guidance and information in relation to the procedures and processes of UKSG. They are written to support the trustees in ensuring the smooth running of UKSG. The bye-laws can be reviewed and updated by the Trustees without the formal steps required to change the Articles of Association.
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UKSG is led by a Main Committee supported by four subcommittees: Education and Events, Insights Editorial Board, Outreach and Engagement and Research and Innovation.
"UKSG relies on the expertise, networks, knowledge and experience of its volunteers. They are crucial to the alignment of UKSG with the community that it supports." UKSG Executive Director
UKSG's informal, open e-mail discussion list. Lis-e-resources provides a forum for anyone involved in e-resources to discuss matters relating to the provision, administration, management licensing and access of scholarly information.
Annual Reviews and AGMs
Annual reports and accounts and minutes of previous Annual General Meetings (AGMs).
Awards and Bursaries
Every year, UKSG offers the John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award and a number of sponsored places for students and early career professionals.