November 25 2010 - 17:00
About the Event
Usercentric: new strategies for scholarly communication
Users’ information habits and expectations are changing. Those of us who have traditionally been involved in meeting their information needs – librarians, publishers, subscription agents and other technology vendors – find ourselves at risk of disintermediation. What are we doing about it?
In this new one-day conference, UKSG has invited senior executives from across the scholarly information community to explain how major organisations are reshaping their strategies to focus more effectively on users, and to review the operational impact of these evolving strategies. A final session will explore how best practice recommendations and standards are helping to integrate the new supply chain.
This new event, aimed at decision-makers, provides the scholarly information community with a more intimate forum for strategic dialogue, following the successful growth of UKSG’s annual conference.
A closing discussion and drinks reception will provide ample opportunity for delegates to share their own experiences.
Delegate places are limited; please book early to avoid disappointment.
09.45 Registration and coffee
10.15 Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Caroline Williams, Deputy Director of Mimas, The University of Manchester
10.25 New approaches to evaluating reading habits of undergraduate students
Alice Keller, Editorial Director, Library and Information Science & History, De Gruyter Saur
10.55 Getting up close and personal with the user: the University Librarian’s tale
Nicky Whitsed, Director of Library Services, The Open University
11.25 Looking for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
Damyanti Patel, eLibrary Manager, Birmingham City University
13.00 Agent 2.0 – the changing role of the agent
David Main, CEO, Swets Information Services
13.30 The impact of a usercentric approach on publisher website vendors
Chris Beckett, Vice President Business Development, Atypon
14.15 Only Connect: the finding and the using of scholarly content
Alison Jones, Director of Digital Development, Palgrave Macmillan
14.45 How to be ‘usercentric’: the challenges facing small- to medium-sized publishers –
an operational perspective
Tony O’Rourke, Assistant Director, Journals, IOP Publishing Ltd
15.15 The technologies that oil the supply chain
Ross MacIntyre, Mimas Service Manager, The University of Manchester
15.45 Panel session and discussion
chaired by Caroline Williams
16.15 Drinks reception
- UKSG members: £150 + £26.25 VAT [17.5%] (total £176.25)
- Non-members: £200 + £35.00 VAT [17.5%] (total £235.00)
The fee includes refreshments, lunch and the drinks reception.
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (Council Room)
1 Carlton House Terrace
Tel.: 020 7451 7300 (Reception)
The booking date for this conference has now passed. For further information please contact Karen Sadler at UKSG by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: +44(0)1865 310834.
Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.
- By Wednesday 17 November 2010 - full refund
- From Thursday 18 November 2010 - 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.