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Join us for the 2020 UKSG November Conference - "From Transition to Transformation: providing scholarly content and services in tumultuous times". This year's event will take place online over two consecutive half days. Wednesday 11th November: 9am GMT to approx. 1pm and Thursday 12th November: 1.30pm GMT to 5pm.

When

November 11 2020 - 00:00
to
November 12 2020 - 00:00

Where

Online
United Kingdom

About the Event

 

 

Event Summary

All members of the UKSG community have had to adapt rapidly to a seismic change which has implications for what services we offer and how; the sustainability of our business models; and for the persistence of agreements and norms that are now revisiting.  At the UKSG November Conference From Transition to Transformation: providing scholarly content and services in tumultuous times, will explore how the pace of change in the scholarly communication sector has accelerated as a result of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conference co-convener Charlie Rapple, Chief Customer Officer at Kudos, explains, “We were already a sector in transition; now we are seeing that become rapid transformation, as so many of our environmental factors have changed overnight. What does this mean for how libraries and publishers will work together in future? UKSG’s unique position as a cross-community membership organization means we are well placed to bring together a range of different perspectives for this important and timely discussion.”

Conference co-convenor Katherine Rose, Head of Content and Discovery at Imperial College London Library Services, adds, “We are thrilled to have been able to bring together such a strong and diverse set of speakers, whose range of perspectives will provide us with real insight into how our sector will move forward from the current situation, and how we will manage future disruptions. We are also excited to be running this event online for the first time, as this brings great benefits in terms of more affordable pricing, and greater inclusivity. We already have an astonishing number of pre-bookings and look forward to a well-attended conference of the high standard for which UKSG is renowned.”

Registration

The conference welcomes members and non-members of UKSG alike - Please note that advance registration is required. 

Registration is available here, and will be valid for both sessions on the 11th and 12th November. 

Fees (both days):

  • Member - £ 35.00 + £ 7.00 VAT
  • Non-Member - £ 42.00 + £ 8.40 VAT

(A list of members can be found here)

If you are unable to attend?   We will send you a link to a recording after the event. 

Accessibility

If you have particular accessibility needs, please feel free to contact Vicky Drew.

Our intention is to provide a transcript post event for each of the recorded sessions. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

A number of sponsorship opportunities are available please see here for further details.

Resources

To help you prepare for the UKSG online conference, you may like to read the Notes for Participants:

UKSG Conference Notes for Participants 2020

To test your system ahead of time visit https://support.goto.com/webinar/system-check-attendee

Follow the webinar on Twitter @UKSG

Accessibility

UKSG wants to provide the best possible experience for all our delegates, making presentations as accessible and inclusive as possible.

Our intention were possible is to strongly encourage our speakers to provide auto generated closed captioning for both live and recorded events as well as to make sure their slides as easy as possible for all people to read. In addition we can provide auto generated transcripts post event for each of the recorded sessions.

If you have particular accessibility needs or questions about this seminar/webinar, we welcome you to contact events@uksg.org

Programme

Time
Programme and Speakers
Programme
Speakers

09:00

Login and Housekeeping

09:30

Introduction and Welcome from the Chair

Andrew Barker
Lancaster University/Chair of UKSG

Andrew Barker has been Director of Library Services at Lancaster University since September 2019. Prior to that he was Associate Director of Library Services at Liverpool John Moores University between 2016 and 2019. Andrew has also held senior library roles at the University of Liverpool and the University of East Anglia. 

 

Professionally, Andrew has a longstanding commitment to USKG, of which he is currently Chair. He was previously chair of the UKSG journal Insights editorial board. 

09:40

Setting library strategic directions beyond COVID

Ed Fay
University of Bristol

Ed Fay is Interim Director of Library Services at the University of Bristol, responsible for library strategy and service delivery during the Covid-19 global pandemic. Ed’s career has been devoted to academic library innovation and leadership with a particular focus on digital scholarship including open research and blended education.

10:15

Negotiating in the ‘new normal’: getting value for money in the post-COVID economy

Caren Milloy
Jisc

In her 17 years at Jisc, Caren has undertaken a wide range of negotiations and licensing, developed online products and managed research projects on e-textbooks and open access monographs. As Director of Licensing, Caren’s focus is to ensure that licensing and negotiation service that Jisc Collections provides continues to save institutions time and money and supports the implementation of funder policies for open access. Achieving affordable and sustainable agreements with publishers and societies that enable the transition to open access is her primary focus.

 

10:45

The future of the etextbook market: pricing and pressures as education goes online

Birgit Fraser
Anglia Ruskin University

Birgit has worked in the Higher Education sector for 16 years. For the past year, she has worked as Head of Content Delivery and Discovery at Anglia Ruskin University. Birgit has overall responsibility for the strategic development and operational management of digital library systems, the technical functions relating to the acquisition and management of content in all its forms and associated workflow and manages the University Library’s materials budget. She is interested in the strategic environment, horizon-scanning for emerging models for accessing content and in developing strategies to maximise value for money, building on relationships with suppliers and consortia.

11:10

Break

11:20

Panel discussion: How publishing strategies and operations are evolving as a result of pandemic disruption

Rob Johnson
Research Consulting

Rob Johnson is the founder and director of Research Consulting, a mission-driven business which works to improve the effectiveness and impact of research and scholarly communication.  Rob began his career as a consultant with KPMG, the international professional services firm, and spent four years as Head of Research Operations at the University of Nottingham, UK.  Since founding Research Consulting in early 2013, he has worked on more than 100 projects in the field of scholarly communication, serving universities, funders, publishers, vendors and software suppliers.  

 

Rhodri Jackson
Oxford University Press

Rhodri is responsible for OUP’s open access journal publishing worldwide. He has worked at OUP for 15 years, during which time OA has grown from a new initiative to a major focus of the Press’s publishing. Rhodri was a two-time board member of the Open Access Scholarly Publisher’s Association. Rhodri is also responsible for OUP’s Asia-based journals.  

Randy Townsend
American Geophysical Union

Randy Townsend, MPS, has worked for the American Geophysical Union for more than 14 years. His career focuses on the execution of the Publications Department's strategic goals, and the performance and development of an expanding portfolio of scholarly journals, requiring oversight of peer review operations and content integrity.  He has been a leader in policy implementation and manages allegations of misconduct and ethical violations. Randy served as a judge for the EXCEL Awards and is on the Advisory Board for the Association Media & Publishing. He has served as a committee member for the International Society of Managing and Technical Editor (ISMTE) and serves as Co-Chair on the Society of Scholarly Publishing's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Lyndsey Dixon
De Gruyter

Lyndsey Dixon is the Global Journals Director & VP Asia Pacific Partnerships for at De Gruyter.  Leading a rapidly expanding global team she is growing and developing of this dynamic and multidisciplinary research portfolio.  Formerly with Taylor & Francis, and Elsevier, she’s been based in APAC for over a decade and is well-known to many working in research fields as a trusted, and reliable partner providing expert advice on driving visibility of APAC research on the global stage.

12:20

What might our ’new normal’ mean for collaborative problem solving?

Sara Rouhi
PLoS

12:50

Chair's Wrap up and Close

Andrew Barker
Lancaster University/Chair of UKSG

Andrew Barker has been Director of Library Services at Lancaster University since September 2019. Prior to that he was Associate Director of Library Services at Liverpool John Moores University between 2016 and 2019. Andrew has also held senior library roles at the University of Liverpool and the University of East Anglia. 

 

Professionally, Andrew has a longstanding commitment to USKG, of which he is currently Chair. He was previously chair of the UKSG journal Insights editorial board. 

Time
Programme and Speakers
Programme
Speakers

13:30

Login and Housekeeping

14:00

Introduction and Welcome from the Chair

Andrew Barker
Lancaster University/Chair of UKSG

Andrew Barker has been Director of Library Services at Lancaster University since September 2019. Prior to that he was Associate Director of Library Services at Liverpool John Moores University between 2016 and 2019. Andrew has also held senior library roles at the University of Liverpool and the University of East Anglia. 

 

Professionally, Andrew has a longstanding commitment to USKG, of which he is currently Chair. He was previously chair of the UKSG journal Insights editorial board. 

14:10

Pivoting and Positioning; Two libraries’ experience of learning and teaching in the Pandemic

Coco Nijhoff
Imperial College London

In my role as Senior Teaching Fellow (Library Services) I am responsible for providing pedagogical expertise and support to enable library teams to deliver high-quality and responsive services in alignment with the College's Learning and Teaching Strategy and its research mission. This includes embedding teaching support into the undergraduate curriculum across the College, both practically and strategically. I also facilitate the delivery of online courses delivered by the Graduate School and Business School alongside Library Liaison teams.

Rowan Williamson
University of the Arts London

I am currently the Associate Director for Library Services and Support at the University of the Arts, a large Arts institution in London, with six Libraries, where I have been for the last six years. I am a trained teacher (PG cert) and have a particular interest in embedding Information skills into the curriculum, resource design, and using blended learning to deliver teaching and learning. I have good digital skills and knowledge of technology in Libraries. I am active in the professional community, acting as deputy chair of the Multimedia and IT; CILIP special interest group.

14:50

Break

15:00

Changing Research needs

Cassidy Sugimoto
Indiana University Bloomington

Sugimoto researches within the domain of scholarly communication and scientometrics, examining the formal and informal ways in which knowledge producers consume and disseminate scholarship. She has co-edited two volumes and has published 50 journal articles on this topic. Her work has been presented at numerous conferences and has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Sloan Foundation, among other agencies. Sugimoto is actively involved in teaching and service and has been rewarded in these areas with an Indiana University Trustees Teaching award (2014) and a national service award from the Association for Information Science and Technology (2009). Sugimoto has an undergraduate degree in music performance, an M.S. in library science, and a Ph.D. in information and library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

15:30

The change in working practices and information needs from a researchers prospective

Gautam Dey
University College London

Gautam Dey is an evolutionary cell biologist working with Buzz Baum at the UCL/MRC Lab for Molecular Cell Biology. Gautam studies the evolution of the eukaryotic cell cycle using genomics, phylogenetics and comparative cell biology. Gautam received his PhD from Stanford University’s Department of Chemical and Systems Biology in 2015.

 

Gautam is also a founding member of the community-run preprint discussion forum preLights, and is an ambassador for ASAPbio, the scientist-driven non-profit promoting transparency and innovation in life science communication.

In Dec. 2020, Gautam will start his own research group at EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany.  

 

Liz Brewster
Lancaster University

Liz Brewster is a senior lecturer in medical education at Lancaster Medical School, Lancaster University. Her research focuses on interventions for mental health and wellbeing in diverse settings including libraries, higher education, and medical education. In 2018, she contributed to and co-edited the book Bibliotherapy. She has previously worked at the University of Sheffield and University of Leicester, undertaking research on topics ranging from telehealth to facilitating quality improvement in healthcare. 

16:20

Personal Resilience - Leadership in the time of Covid-19 - resilience, skills and vision

Masud Khokhar
University of York

Masud is the Director of Library and Archives at the University of York, where he oversees all developments for the Library and Archives, and contributes to the overall governance of the Corporate and Information Services Directorate. A computer scientist by education, and with libraries in his DNA, Masud is passionate about digital leadership and innovation in the changing library and archive environments. His core interests cut across the topics of strategy development, digital technologies, innovation, open research, leadership, staff empowerment and talent realisation.

 

Masud has had a varied career with roles in the private sector and higher education, including Bodleian Libraries, Lancaster University and the University of York. Masud is a member of the Board of Directors of Research Libraries UK (RLUK) where he leads the Digital Scholarship and Digital Shift themes, and is keen on introducing new models of leadership, thinking and diversity in academic libraries.  

16:50

Chair's Wrap up and Close

Andrew Barker
Lancaster University/Chair of UKSG

Andrew Barker has been Director of Library Services at Lancaster University since September 2019. Prior to that he was Associate Director of Library Services at Liverpool John Moores University between 2016 and 2019. Andrew has also held senior library roles at the University of Liverpool and the University of East Anglia. 

 

Professionally, Andrew has a longstanding commitment to USKG, of which he is currently Chair. He was previously chair of the UKSG journal Insights editorial board. 

Registration

June 15 2020 - 00:00 - November 12 2020 - 00:00

£ 35.00 + £ 7.00 VAT

Member

£ 42.00 + £ 8.40 VAT

Non-Member

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.

Contact

General queries - events@uksg.org 

Please take a look at our code of conduct 

Cancellations

The closing date for cancellations is Friday 9th October, after which date cancellations will not be eligible for a refund.  Cancellation should be sent into writing to events@uksg.org.  All registrants will be sent a link to a recording after the event.

The UKSG code of conduct can be found here and UKSG terms and conditions here

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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