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 Information without frontiers – barriers and solutionsVenue: Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DA ...


Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:00 GMT
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:00 GMT

About the Event


Information without frontiers – barriers and solutions

Venue: Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DA



What is the UKSG Forum?

Now in its second year, the UKSG Forum is a dynamic exhibition and networking event designed to bring together the scholarly information community. 

In response to excellent feedback from our inaugural event, we have chosen a bigger venue for 2014 with more opportunity for:

  • Networking
  • Short sessions
  • Exhibition viewing
  • Individual meetings

The programme of short sessions will cover hot topics encompassing the theme of 'information without frontiers - barriers and solutions'.

New for 2014 - 'open mic' session (13.30 in the Edinburgh Room, Area B)

  • Sign up on the day to give a lightning talk or short product review.

Who can attend?

The UKSG Forum is free to anyone working for a UKSG member organisation (view the UKSG member list here); there is a charge of £65.00 + VAT for delegates from non-member organisations (or become a UKSG member here). 

Refreshments and lunch are provided and you will have access to the exhibition where over 45 publishers, intermediaries and technology vendors will be available.  The event will be rounded off with a drinks reception.

How do you book?

The closing date for booking this event has passed.  For further information, please contact Karen by email or by phone - +44 (0)1865 310834

What's on the programme?

Balmoral Room - lightning talks on:

10.00  Expanding Library Boundaries:
•    Laura Horton and Jodie Bell, Taylor & Francis, on social media in the Library
•    Mark Williams on Jisc’s mobile manifesto

11.00  The Human Touch:
•    Andrejs Alferovs, Kortext, on UEL's landmark technology package for students
•    Kate Smith, Wiley, on librarians' self-perceptions

12.00  The Future of Library Discovery (debate):
•    Jan Molendijk, Utrecht University Library, on library discovery without a catalogue
•    Tamar Sadeh, Ex Libris, on discovery systems in the academic environment

14.00  Library Systems:
•    Anna Grigson, LSE, on change management and library systems
•    Paul Stainthorp, University of Lincoln, on what users *really* want from library systems

15.00  Academic Content Beyond the Academy:
•    Richard Osborn, Health Education North Central and East London, on the Jisc NHS pilot
•    Julia Wallace, Iglooe Consulting, on business models for extending access to academic licensed content to SMEs
•    Jonathan Griffin, Publishers Licensing Society, on academic articles accessible from local libraries

Edinburgh Room, Area A - lightning talks on:

10.30  UKSG Research and Innovation
•    James Philpotts, Oxford University Press, on a publisher's experience of Transfer
•    Magaly Bascones, Jisc Collections, on KBART Phase II recommended practice
•    David Sommer, Kudos / David Sommer Consulting, on the COUNTER Usage Data Standard

11.30  Publishing Innovation (1)
•    François Barnaud, OECD, on Freemium access publishing
•    Roger Tritton, Jisc Collections, and Andrew Barker, University of Liverpool, on HEI-published e-textbooks
•    Adam Rusbridge, EDINA, on SafeNet

13.30  Open Access Monographs
•    Frances Pinter, Knowledge Unlatched, on the progress of Knowledge Unlatched
•    Ros Pyne, Palgrave Macmillan, on sustainable business models for open access monographs
•    Brian Hole, Ubiquity Press, on developing an open University Press

14.30  KB+
•    Anne Simmons, Bodleian Libraries, on using KB+ at the Bodleian Libraries
•    Allison Carroll, University of East Anglia, on licence properties on KB+ at UEA
•    Gabby Williams, Bangor University, on using KB+ at Bangor

15.30  Publishing Innovation (2)
•    Timon Oefelein, Springer, on discovering Springer content
•    Liam Earney, Jisc Collections, on TERMS and Jisc's library support services
•    Becky Hartnup, VitalSource, and Jim Harris, University of Northampton, on adapting to the online learning environment

Edinburgh Room, Area B - lightning talks on:

10.30  Altmetrics
•    Will Russell, Royal Society of Chemistry, on publisher and researcher experiences of altmetrics
•    James Wilsdon, SPRU, University of Sussex, on how academics perceive altmetrics

11.30  User Experience (1)
•    Steve Giannoni, EBSCO, on improving the user experience with EBSCO
•    Matt Borg, ProQuest Workflow Solutions, on improving the user experience at Sheffield Hallam

14.30  Data Enrichment
•    Roger Press, Academic Rights Press, on the use of data in humanities research to deliver new insights
•    Alan Maloney, SAGE Publications, on using text mining to enrich social science content

15.30  User Experience (2)
•    Catherine McManamon, Manchester Metropolitan University, on the end user reaction to the Summon discovery service
•    Sam Herbert, 67 Bricks Ltd, on semantic content enrichment


Exhibition Guide

This is a great opportunity to raise your profile in a central London location.  Last year the event was sold out with the majority of attendees stating they would attend again.  A table-top exhibition stand costs £500 + VAT and a few are still available.

Please contact Alison Whitehorn for more information.

Meeting rooms

A limited number of private meeting rooms are available for hire:

  • £250 + VAT for a half day (am or pm)
  • Boardroom style seating 10 with plasma screen and refreshments
  • Preferential rate for standard sponsors at £175 + VAT

Please contact Alison Whitehorn for more information.

'UKSG Events' app

We are delighted to announce that the new ‘UKSG Events’ app is now available in the Apple App StoreGoogle Play Store or online for the UKSG Forum 2014.

The free app has been designed to help delegates plan and optimise their attendance at the UKSG Forum 2014 and other UKSG events. The app includes information on:
- sessions and speakers
- delegates
- sponsors and exhibitors
- practicalities

Click here for more information

Social media at the Forum

If you would like to Tweet in relation to the UKSG Forum 2014, please use the hashtag #UKSGforum. We are also using the hashtag #UKSGforum on Instagram. All these tweets and photos will be included in the app’s ‘Event Compass’.

What they said about November 2013

“This is going to become the UKSG Winterfest!”

“A very worthwhile and well organised day.”

“I think this was an excellent event, just the right size and definitely fitting a need.  I think it was a positive comment on the selections of lightning talks that people wanted to stay in the room and there was still plenty of time and space for networking and meetings.”

“We would be happy to attend in 2014, assuming that this becomes an annual event - hope it does.”

“Overall, I found the forum very useful and an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues from across the sector. “

“I find the subject areas covered at UKSG events and the calibre of speakers to be better than many other library events.  Always well worth attending."

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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