Embracing Disruption

Return to Libraries after Lockdown

Libraries after Lockdown Virtual Collaboration 2021-2022 Embracing Disruption programme sponsored by Jisc, OCLC and Kortext


New technologies, markets and new uses for existing technologies



What is the programme about?

This programme will look at how existing and emerging technologies might be deployed to serve the needs of member libraries and their institutions over the coming months and years. We will create opportunities to share information on use cases and workflows around emerging technology and seek out examples of innovative ways of using existing systems and kit. We will use case studies and other ways of sharing experience and practice that allows members to learn from each other and will also draw on expertise from outside our immediate community. We also want to provide space for members to consider how our technological needs might change in the long term.


Programme activities

ILL and its strategic uses for academic and research libraries
Friday 16 July, 13.30 - 15.00

This event reviews recent and planned developments in the ILL landscape and current and potential use cases for ILL. It also considers the scope for open and community driven models for ILL alongside the development of private sector initiatives in the medium to long-term. Panel members speak on these issues before a wider discussion with participants. Login to the Libraries after Lockdown event site to watch the recording.

Community of Interest Group

SCONUL is establishing a community of interest group on Embracing disruption: emerging technologies and systems (looking at new technologies and innovative uses of existing technologies). The focus of the group will be on knowledge exchange - sharing information and best practice between institutions and beyond. Membership is open to all staff at SCONUL member institutions who are interested in actively engaging in a conversation about the future. For further information or to register your interest, please e-mail sconul@sconul.ac.uk