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A few places remain on the UKSG Autumn seminar.
Booking closes Tuesday 10 November.
Let’s not waste a crisis:
how libraries, publishers and other stakeholders are responding to hard
Wednesday 18 November 2009
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London
For the last year or more the world has been reeling from the impact of the
global financial crisis quickly followed by a good old-fashioned recession.
Although there are signs that in some countries the formal recession is
coming to an end, at least for now, the effects of this shock to the world
economy have already been felt in the scholarly communications world, and
are likely to continue, in many countries, for the next few years.
This one-day seminar, organised by UKSG, considers first library budget
cuts, together with the coping mechanisms required to face this situation.
More positively, speakers from different parts of the community outline the
opportunities for innovation provided, perhaps hastened, by the extremely
challenging financial situation.
An impressive range of speakers ensures that attendance at this seminar will
be essential for all those grappling with finances, but who are at the same
time determined to keep moving forward and taking advantage of the many
exciting developments that continue to arise in our community.
10.00 Registration and coffee
10.30 Welcome and introduction by the Chair
Hazel Woodward, University Librarian and Director of Cranfield Press,
10.40 “I tell you naught for your comfort”: budgetary prospects for
academic libraries over the next few years
Phil Sykes, University Librarian, University of Liverpool
11.10 Sharing the pain, striving for gain
John Cox, University Librarian, National University of Ireland, Galway
12.00 What are librarians saying? Results of a CIBER survey examining
changes and trends in a challenging economy
Ian Hames, Vice-President International Sales, ebrary, Inc
13.15 Crisis? Great, now we can innovate
Toby Green, Head of Publishing, OECD
13.45 Every cloud has a silver lining ... What the current economic
crisis could and
should mean for library procurement of digital content
Liam Earney, Collections Team Manager, JISC Collections
14.15 Open access, hidden costs? Supporting open access publishing at a
Christine Middleton, Head of Academic Services, Information Services,
University of Nottingham
15.05 Innovation leads to change – how ready are you to do things
Debbie Dore, Chief Commercial Officer, Swets
15.35 Questions and discussion
15.45 Summing-up by the Chair and close of seminar
Fee (includes refreshments and lunch)
UKSG members £150.00 + £22.50 VAT (total £172.50)
Non-members £200.00 + £30.00 VAT (total £230.00)
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, London, SW1
NB: UK Serials Group reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due
to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being
obliged to refund monies.
How to book
Please book via the UKSG website – www.uksg.org/event/crisis181109 – or
Karen Sadler, UKSG Administrator
Tel.: +44 (0)1865 310834 E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.
By Tuesday 10 November 2009 Full refund
From Wednesday 11 November 2009 No refund
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