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The theme for our 2018 One Day Conference is “Doing More with Less”.


November 14 2018 - 10:00
November 14 2018 - 17:15


Grange Tower Bridge Hotel (Beaumont and Sidney Suites, Floor 1)
45 Prescot Street
London, E1 8GP
United Kingdom

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About the Event


Event summary

The theme for our 2018 One Day Conference is “Doing More with Less”.  More and more, we hear that all members of the knowledge community are expected to do more with less – in terms of creative allocation of budgets; staff numbers, recruitment and training; skills, technologies, and even natural resources.

Why you should attend

We are bringing together librarians, publishers, researchers and providers of related technology and services, to share stories and best practice around “doing more with less”; our programme includes speakers from five countries, so delegates will be able to learn from a wide range of perspectives, experiences and contextual challenges (what would happen to your budget if your university stopped charging student fees?).

Learning objectives

You will learn about methodologies to help more efficiently plan and test new ideas; strategies for providing access after big deal cancellations; technologies that can help libraries surface their content and services more effectively; the day will close with a debate about whether library schools and other professional development opportunities are keeping pace with the changes we face as we “do more with less”.

Our provisional programme is below.  We are still confirming some speakers and will update this page as we do so.

Event sponsor

UKSG would like to thank its generous sponsor SpringerNature.


Blue Springer and red Nature combined logo


Programme and Speakers



Welcome from the chair of UKSG.

Andrew Barker
Associate Director, Library Services, Liverpool John Moores University


Session 1

Alternative access, after cancellation of big deal subscription packages.

Wilhelm Widmark
Library Director and Chair of the Bibsam Consortium, Stockholm University


Lightning Talk 1

Experiences with using the Lean Canvas (one page business plan) methodology to test new ideas

RazvanCatalin Telitoiu
Product Manager, SAGE Publishing


Session 2

An idea of what shape discovery might take in the future - better glanceability, more personalised, better connection to open content.

Christine Stohn
Director Product Management, Ex Libris


Lightning Talk 2

Efficient Discovery

Manisha Bolina
Channel Partner Manager UK & Europe , Yewno


Session 3

Increasing food security and improving rural livelihoods with the "Lose less, feed more" programme

Caroline McNamara
Chief Commercial Officer, CABI


Lightning Talk 3:

Setting your data free to increase quality and reduce waste

Timon Oefelein
Senior Manager, Account Development, Springer Nature




Session 4

How universities across South Africa are innovating to survive the fees crisis.

Hardy Maritz
Director: Group Finance, University of Cape Town


Session 5

How university libraries and consortia in Ghana are managing with low budgets.

Dr. Mac-Anthony Cobblah
Library Director, University of Cape Coast, Ghana and EIFL Licensing Coordinator, nominated by CARLIGH (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana)




Session 6

My library and how it does / does not support me to do more with less.

Cheryl Reynolds
Senior Lecturer, The University of Hudderfield


Panel Session

Are library schools and training providers keeping pace with the new skills that library staff need to “do more with less”?

Jennifer Bayjoo
Research Services Advisor, Leeds Beckett University
Rosie Jones
Director Library Services, The Open University
Jo Cornish


Wrap up and Close




£ 190.00 + £ 38.00 VAT


£ 240.00 + £ 48.00 VAT



Booking for this event has now closed - if you have any queries please e-mail Bev Acreman.


By Friday 2nd November 2018 - Full refund
From Saturday 3rd November 2018 - 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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