Welcome to UKSG webinars
UKSG offers a range of free webinars which support distance learning and attract professionals with diverse experience from a wide range of organisations throughout the world. With around a quarter of members based outside the UK, it’s important to ensure UKSG also meets their training needs.
"UKSG webinars are routinely among the best organised and presented webinars I attend." - Martin Wolf, University of Liverpool
The webinars are a fantastic opportunity to listen to an expert speaker without any travel costs. Registrants can listen to the webinars live and take part in Q&A or watch a recording at a time that best suits their time zone or schedule. The hashtag for UKSG webinars is #UKSGwebinar which attracts considerable commentary during the live sessions. They are open to all (you do not need to be a member of UKSG).
"The webinars are consistently excellent and always pay a dividend in terms of the time invested in attending the live events or watching the recordings." - Jane Daniels, Cardiff Metropolitan University
"UKSG webinars provide an excellent opportunity to keep informed about industry developments and to consider the direction of travel that might impact the strategy of your own organisation." - Phil Caisley, Portage Consulting
All webinars are available free of charge. You can also register to view a recording of any webinar.
Please click on the year of interest to see the individual webinar titles. (To view the recordings, you may need the VLC Media Player.)
- 13 October - Making Open Access Book Funding Work Fairly: Central European University Press and Opening the Future presented by Martin Paul Eve, Frances Pinter, Emily Poznanski.
- 14 July - Federated authentication for library resources: can it be trusted? presented by Heather Flanagan, Lee Houghton, Kelechi Okere, Jos Westerbeke
- 17 June - Back to the Future: Lessons learned from the Jisc OA Textbook project presented by Emma Thompson, Catherine McManamon, Dr Paul Catherall.
- 24 February - The importance and use of digital primary sources in teaching and research presented by Dr Sarah L. Evans, Hugh Murphy, Kathryn Simpson. Chair: Peter Foster
- 4 December - Inclusion zone: A case study in digital accessibility presented by James Carr, Beverley Delaney, Julie Elsden, Khadija Raza.
- 24 September - AI: Empowering Libraries & Making It Real presented by Manisha Bolina, Ken Chad, Ben McLeish.
- 25 June 2020 - Knowledge justice on the internet: different ways of knowing and doing presented by Kira Allmann and Anasuya Sengupta.
- 16 June 2020 - Digital Scholarship and the Future of the Book presented by Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Eleonora Gandolfi, Matthew Naglak, Rachel Opitz, Marc Opper. Chair: Charles Watkinson.
- 13 May 2020 - Preprints are changing the landscape presented by Judy Luther, Jessica Polka and Stephen Royle.
- 7 May 2020 - Writing articles for Insights and other journals presented by Lorraine Estelle and Helen Fallon.
- 27 April 2020 - Research integrity 2020: New challenges for a new decade presented by Jigisha Patel.
- 26 March 2020 - Interrogating eBook usage data, what can be learned? presented by Sarah Morris.
- 27 February 2020 - Working with COUNTER 5 Reports in Microsoft Excel presented by Kornelia Junge.
- 19 November 2019 - Better together: building services for public good on top of content from the global network of open repositories presented by Petr Knoth and Nancy Pontika
- 7 October 2019 - Working with Open Access presented by Rebecca Evans and Claire Sewell
- 4 December 2018 - Partnership working at The Hive: opening up access and opportunity presented by Sarah Pittaway
- 22 November 2018 (recorded) - Introduction to data quality - Europeana’s approach presented by Adina Ciocoiu
- 18 October 2018 (recorded) - Accessibility aspirations - the outcomes of the Aspire audit of e-book accessibility statements and their implications for libraries presented by Alistair McNaught
- 11 September 2018 (recorded) - Exploring how emerging open science services can enhance institutional publication data presented by David Walters and Christopher Daley
- 17 July 2018 (recorded) - Writing for Academic Publication presented by Helen Fallon
- 20 June 2018 (recorded) - TERMS revisited: developing the combination of electronic resource management with open access workflows update presented by Jill Emery and Peter McCracken
- 10 January 2017 (recorded) - Optimizing the discovery experience through dialogue – a community approach presented by Lettie Conrad, Kathleen Donovan, Bruce Heterick, Rachel Kessler and Alexa Pearce
- 23 February 2017 (recorded) - eBooks Now: an introduction to managing eBooks and considerations for accessibility presented by Vicki McGarvey, Erica Lee and Ben Watson
- 21 March 2017 (recorded) - The Law on TDM in Europe: an introduction presented by Giulia Dore, University of Glasgow and Nancy Pontika, CORE
- 16 May 2017 (recorded) - Digital resources and library services: meeting the challenge of engagement presented by Lis Parcell, Jisc and Elizabeth Newbold, Activate Learning
- 13 July 2017 (recorded) - COUNTER Release 5 Code of Practice presented by Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Project
- 28 September 2017 (recorded) - Blockchain in research and education presented by Martin Hamilton, Jisc
- 28 November 2017 (recorded) - Authentication technology update: RA21 and OpenAthens presented by Josh Howlett, Jisc, Phil Leahy, Eduserv and Tasha Mellins-Cohen, Microbiology Society
Some of the most popular webinars include:
- Thinking the Unthinkable – Doing Away with the Library Catalogue (June 2014)
- Redefining the Institutional Repository (November 2014)
- Altmetrics for Librarians: a publisher dashboard, a university use case (July 2015)
- COUNTER for Librarians (May 2016)
- Optimizing the discovery experience through dialogue – a community approach (January 2017)
- Digital resources and library services: meeting the challenge of engagement (May 2017)
What can you expect as a participant?
- Up-to-date, expert opinion
- A boost to your CPD
- Answers to specific questions about your particular situation (there are two opportunities to ask questions – during registration which influences the webinar’s content and during the Q&A)
- The in-put of many other participants representing different sectors of the international knowledge community
- A link to a recording of the webinar
- Access to the slides (if available) and, often, a Q&A document
"I found this an incredibly useful way of accessing a talk I wouldn't normally have been able to get to. I was sceptical about the use of the internet for seminars, but this was excellent!" - Clare Kavanagh, Nuffield College
What can you expect as a speaker?
- The opportunity to present to a broad section of the international knowledge community and to form closer links with that community
- The chance to engage in pre- and post-webinar discussions on social media
- The chance to seek feedback or volunteers
- The opportunity to acquire or develop online presentation skills
- A voucher worth £100 which can be redeeemed against any UKSG event
Read the Speaker Guidance to help you prepare for and deliver a successful webinar.
Information for participants
||We strive to make your participation in UKSG webinars as enjoyable and trouble-free as possible. You may therefore like to read the Notes for Participants to help you prepare.|
Webinar copyright: © 2020 UKSG. These are open access webinars distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use and distribution provided the original source is credited. CC BY 4.0
Contact and accessibility
Please contact Bev Acreman if you have any questions or particular accessibility needs. If you are interested in presenting a UKSG webinar or would like to suggest a subject or speaker we'd like to hear from you.
“Webinars allow me to attend sessions on topics both critical and tangential to my work with no more investment than my time--it's like being able to have a tasting plate from a dozen conferences.” – Colette Mak, University of Notre Dame
“It's easy to participate in a UKSG webinar. You get great examples of best practice, good ideas, and contact information if you want to follow up - and you don't have to travel.” – Marie Cairney, University of Glasgow
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