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The conference has now passed. Thank you to everyone who attended and who helped to make it a success. ...


Monday, April 10, 2017 - 09:00 BST
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 14:00 BST

About the Event

The conference has now passed. Thank you to everyone who attended and who helped to make it a success. 


This UKSG event was live webcast, and recorded for online viewing, courtesy of – the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s video production service.

All plenaries and lightning talks were streamed. Click here to access the recordings (then 'Latest'/'View all').

Slides are available on SlideShare from most of the breakout sessions.


Sam Atkins Photographer has kindly created a gallery of wonderful photos. You may view the thumbnail or download the image. Please contact Sam if you would like to purchase a print. Here's a selection!


Forthcoming annual conference:

UKSG 41st Annual Conference and Exhibition, 9-11 April 2018, Glasgow


Welcome to the 40th anniversary of UKSG!

The UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition is a major event in the scholarly communications calendar which attracts over 900 delegates each year from around the world - librarians, publishers, content providers, consultants and intermediaries.  The conference combines high-quality plenary presentations, lightning talks and breakout sessions with entertaining social events and a major trade exhibition.  UKSG looks forward to its return to the Harrogate Convention Centre for the 2017 conference.  Explore what Harrogate has to offer.

Please note: The Harrogate International Centre is changing its name to the Harrogate Convention Centre.

With thanks to our Diamond, Platinum and '70s Party Night Sponsors:


Conference Programme

The updated conference programme (which includes the Exhibition Guide) is now available.  Our Bulletin Board gives details of other linked events going on during the conference. 

There is a free trip to the British Library at Boston Spa on the Wednesday afternoon.

Breakout Session Presenter Biographies
Group A     |     Group B     |     Group C     |     Group D


Livestream of the conference presentations

This UKSG event is being live webcast, and recorded for online viewing, courtesy of – the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s video production service.

Day 1 - click here to access the livestream.

Day 2 - click here to access the livestream.

Day 3 - click here to access the livestream.

All plenaries and lightning talks will be streamed. Streaming begins as each session starts and recordings are available shortly afterwards. Please share, like and comment on what you see!

All recordings will subsequently appear on the UKSG channel on


Conference Sponsorship and Advertising

All the sponsorship opportunities for the event have now been taken up.  Sponsors received priority exhibition stand selection.

Conference Sponsorship Terms and Conditions

For enquiries about advertising in the conference programme please e-mail Richard Abels or call +44 (0)1923 404348.

Delegates - How To Book

Booking has now closed.

For any queries on booking or access, please contact Karen Sadler, tel +44 (0)1865 310834.

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.

Great News for Train Travellers:

We are pleased to announce that the HIC have now negotiated a 25% discount with Virgin Trains for all UKSG Conference delegates on advance fares.  The discount is available on all advance tickets. Passengers with discounted tickets must have their UKSG confirmation with them when travelling, a copy of the UKSG Confirmation email will suffice – otherwise they will be charged excess fare!   It’s a really simple process to book your ticket. and quote the code HIC25



The exhibition is SOLD OUT.

Exhibitor Manual

Exhibition Guide

All exhibition enquiries and queries are being handled by Karina Hunt at:


'UKSG Events' app

We are delighted to announce that the ‘UKSG Events’ app is available in the Apple App StoreGoogle Play Store or online for the UKSG Conference 2017.

All delegates, including speakers and exhibitors, receive an e-mail from 'UKSG Events app' inviting them to download the app, verify and log in. We recommend logging in so that you can access additional features such as:

  • Joining the attendee list
  • Sharing contacts
  • Messaging fellow attendees
  • Taking and exporting notes
  • Rating sessions
  • Playing the Click photo game

Look out for 'My Items':

  • My Schedule
  • My Messages
  • My Contacts
  • My Notes

Click here for more information.


Social Media at the Conference - #UKSG17

Twitter and Instagram: please use the hashtag #UKSG17. Tweets and photos using the hashtag will appear in the "Activity Feed" of the ‘UKSG Events’ app and provide valuable commentary for colleagues who cannot attend.

SlideShare: Look out for Breakout Session slides on SlideShare. Presentations will be uploaded as they become available. 


The 2017 John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award

The closing date for entries has now passed.

Sponsored places for Students and Early Career Professionals

The closing date for entries has now passed.


Accommodation is not included in the delegate fee.  Please refer to the online booking service managed by Reservation Highway for a selection of accommodation options.

Code of Conduct


Silver Sponsors



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