Access to learning resources, scholarly communications, open access, print legacy and digital collection management are huge challenges for academic libraries. Our session will explore the library’s role in the provision of content in a broader university context. How well do our academic colleagues understand the changing nature of content provision, and how might this have developed over the course of the pandemic? Are open access mandates making a difference to how we collaborate with colleagues? Can we shape expectations at an institutional level, and do our colleagues outside the library service have views on the best use of our budgets to deliver content?
- Caroline Ball, Academic Librarian, University of Derby, and #ebookSOS Campaigner
- Jason Harper, Head of Library Digital Strategies, Research and Engagement, University of Plymouth, and Chair of the JISC Learning Content Group
Michelle Malomo, Senior Lecturer, University of Worcester
Hannah Mateer, University of Edinburgh and Sarah Thompson, University of York, members of RLUK’s Collections Strategy Network