The SCONUL Summer Conference was held in Glasgow from Wednesday 25th June to Friday 27th June. The theme of the Conference was “The Open Library: Collaborations, collections and challenges”.
To see the Conference presentations, please click on the title of each presentation
The Borderless Library: new approaches to collaborative collection development:
From Optional Choice to State of Being: Progress in Collaborative Collections
Laine Farley, Executive Director of the California Digital Library and Board member of the HathiTrust Digital Library; and
Dutch Libraries Crossing Borders: Collections in a Global Infrastructure
Anja Smit, University Librarian at Utrecht University and Chair of the Board of Executives of UKB.
Open Access, Open Data and Open Scholarship – the role of libraries in an open world
Keynote speech and Q&A.
Mark Thorley, Chair, RCUK Research Outputs Network
Parallel sessions: open access, where do we go from here?
These parallel sessions gave participants the opportunity to discuss the next steps on open access in a number of areas:
Subscriptions and APCs
Lorraine Estelle, Executive Director Content and Discovery, Jisc and Divisional CEO, Jisc Collections
Systems and psychologies – developing closer relationships with research offices
Valerie McCutcheon, Research Information Manager, University of Glasgow
Open access and the REF
Dr Stuart Fancey, Assistant Director, Research and Innovation, Scottish Funding Council
The future of open access and the role of the library
Caroline Wilkinson, Open Access Relationship Manager, Ubiquity Press Ltd.
Libraries and open research data – whose role is it anyway?
Rachel Bruce, Director of Technology Innovation, Jisc
Panel discussion: sharing in research communities
Panel discussion on how research practices are developing to involve greater sharing of information, including sharing papers via new services, sharing information and developing communities on social media and the potential value of shared research data.
- Ben Lund, Chief Technology Officer at Academia.edu (presentation available here);
- Martin Eve, Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Lincoln (presentation available here);
- Andy Miah, Professor of Ethics and Emerging Technologies & Director of the Creative Futures Institute at the University of the West of Scotland; and
- Chris Banks, Director of Library Services at Imperial College London.
Gibson was right: the future is already here (presentation not available)
Keynote speech and Q&A session on the new Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education.
Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, New Media Consortium
Parallel sessions: the intelligent library
These parallel sessions gave members the opportunity to discuss how data can be used to develop services and inform library practice:
Value and impact of academic libraries: experiences and approaches
You can also find a brief overview of the session here.
Pete Dalton, Director & Jo Alcock, Researcher, Evidence Base
Using analytics to inform library practice
Joy Palmer, Senior Manager, Library and Archival Services, Mimas
New usage-based measures of impact in the context of altmetrics
Dr Peter Shepherd, Director, Counter
Using BI data and information for insights, performance and planning
Alison Allden, Chief Executive, Higher Education Statistics Agency
The role and impact of learning analytics in universities
Dr Rebecca Ferguson, Lecturer and Data Wrangler, Institute of Educational Technology, Open University
Making e-books fit for students: three challenges
Discussion including three short presentations followed on how libraries can help challenge the status-quo on e-books and e-textbooks and help make them fit for students.
- Dr Paul Ayris, Director and Acting Group Manager, Planning and Resources and Academic Support Group, Library Services at the University College London (presentation available here);
- Liam Jarnecki, Head of Student Engagement Unit at the National Union of Student; and
- Matthew Lawson, Assistant Director, Library Services & Learner Development at Middlesex University (presentation available here).