Conference presentations - Mon, 24 Jun 2013

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The SCONUL Summer Conference took place in Dublin on 20 and 21 June, with the theme of "Adapt and Thrive: Regional and national innovation in response to change in higher education".


Highlights of the conference included Professor Malcolm Gillies discussing outsourcing in higher education; Roly Keating on links between The British Library and universities and Li Yuan on whether MOOCs will transform higher education in the UK.


Delegates had the opportunity of attending a series of workshops highlighting innovation in member libriares, plus a series of "fringe" meetings from SCONUL Groups and partner organisations. 


Conference agenda and presentions (where available)


Plenary sessions:


Welcome address: Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost, Trinity College Dublin


Keynote Speech: Roly Keating, Chief Executive, The British Library


Panel discussion with 

  • Philip Cohen, Head of Library Services, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Helen Durndell, University Librarian, University of Glasgow
  • Brian Mooney, Educational Columnist, The Irish Times
  • Professor Leni Oglesby, Council Member, HEFCW
  • Professor Paul O’Prey, Vice-Chancellor, University of Roehampton and Chair of UUK Longer Term Strategy Group


MOOCs: Game changer or fringe benefit? with Dr Li Yuan, Jisc CETIS, Senior Researcher and Learning Technology Advisor, Institute for Educational Cybernetics, University of Bolton


Out-sourcing: The way forward for higher education services? with Professor Malcolm Gillies, Vice-Chancellor, London Metropolitan University


Working Smarter: Three perspectives on collecting and exploiting institutional and library data to inform strategy with:


Keynote speech and Q&A from Ned Costello, Chief Executive, Irish Universities Association




Workshops: Adapting to Change: lessons from the library floor


The SCONUL Fringe: