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


April 09 2018 - 09:00
April 11 2018 - 14:00

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').


Plenaries, Lightning Talks and Breakout Session slides are available on SlideShare.  

Photo Galleries

We're delighted to post the images from the conference taken by Simon Williams PhotographyHover over an image to see the list of options, or download them all in a zip file.

Gallery 1

Gallery 2

Gallery 3

Gallery 4

Forthcoming annual conference

UKSG 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibition, 8-10 April 2019, Telford

With thanks to our Diamond, Platinum and Conference Dinner sponsors

EBSCO - read more ACS Publications - read more Bloomsbury Digital Resources - read more

Conference Programme

The updated Conference Programme (which includes the Exhibition Guide) is now available. 

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

Our Bulletin Board gives details of other linked events taking place during the conference.

The Monday quiz and supper will be held at the Glasgow Marriott, 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8RR.

The conference dinner on Tuesday will be held at the Hilton Glasgow, 1 William Street, Glasgow G3 8HT - the evening theme is TARTAN so dig out those kilts or anything else with a touch of plaid!

People Make Glasgow

UKSG thanks Glasgow City Council for its generous support.

The UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition is a major event in the scholarly communications calendar which each year attracts over 900 delegates from around the world - librarians, publishers, content providers, consultants and intermediaries.  The conference combines high-quality plenary presentations, lightning talks and breakout sessions with a major trade exhibition and entertaining social events.  UKSG looks forward to returning to the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow in April 2018.  

Glasgow is a vibrant and compact city with plenty to offer delegates outside conference hours.  You can be sure of a warm welcome in this destination voted ‘World’s Friendliest City’ by Rough Guides.  Explore what Glasgow has to offer.

Conference Sponsorship and Advertising

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

Conference Sponsorship Terms and Conditions

For all enquiries regarding sponsorship and advertising please e-mail Richard Abels or call +44 (0)1923 404348.

Conference Advertising Terms and Conditions

Delegates - How To Book

Booking has now closed. 

The closing date for receipt of bookings is Friday 16 March 2018, after which date cancellations will not be eligible for a refund.

For any queries please contact Samira Koelle, tel +44 (0)1993 848234 - please note we *cannot* register new delegates at this stage.

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.


The exhibition is now SOLD OUT!  Please contact Karina Hunt for more information and for any further exhibition enquiries:

Exhibitor Manual

Exhibition Guide


'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 2018.

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 including help resources.

Click photo game - kindly sponsored by JoVE


Complete the challenges on the app to enter a prize draw! Game starts 8 AM Monday 9 April.

1st place - a Sony digital camera

2nd and 3rd places - Amazon vouchers

More information and help

Click Terms and Conditions


Social Media at the Conference - #UKSG18

Twitter and Instagram: please use the hashtag #UKSG18. 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. 



Accommodation is not covered by the delegate fee.  The online booking service managed by the Glasgow Convention Bureau is now closed but a list of hotels is available on that page, as is a link.

Map of Glasgow hotels.



ScotRail offer a special discounted train ticket for delegates travelling between the city centre and the SEC by train. The Conference Rover costs just £5 for up to 5 days' travel. More information.

Scotrail Conference Rover leaflet.

Discounted travel is available for delegates for journeys between Glasgow Airport and City Centre with Glasgow Taxis.  Pre-book your taxi by phoning +44 (0) 141 429 7070, using the following codes to get the discounted fare:

  • CM7 (Glasgow Airport to City Centre)
  • CM5 (City Centre to Glasgow Airport)


Other Delegate Discounts

Glasgow Convention Bureau is pleased to offer UKSG delegates a number of discounts for a variety of products and services. From whisky tour to kilt hire via food and drink offers there should be something for everyone!

Further information.


The 2018 John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award

The deadline for submissions has now passed and the award winners have been announced.

Sponsored places for Students and Early Career Professionals

The deadline for submissions has now passed and the award winners have been announced.


Silver Sponsors



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