SCONUL Summer Conference 2014

Conference Programme

Wednesday 25 June

14.30 - 16.30

Visits to University Libraries in Glasgow
For delegates who will be arriving the day before the conference there will be an opportunity to tour one of the university libraries in Glasgow. These organised tours will take place at 14.30 on Wednesday 25 June in groups of 20 for each library. If you would like to take part in one of these visits please indicate on your booking form.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to visit these libraries independently during the conference. Further information along with contact details can be found here. All the libraries extend a warm welcome for your visit and look forward to seeing you in Glasgow.

The University of Glasgow Library
The University of Glasgow Library is one of the largest university libraries in Europe having been in existence since the foundation of the University in 1451. The Library holds many unique and distinctive collections.

Glasgow School of Art Library
The visit to the Glasgow School of Art Library will not be taking place because of the recent devastating fire.

Glasgow Caledonian University Library
GCU’s library, the iconic Saltire Centre, was opened in 2006. It is the winner of numerous awards for its revolutionary architectural design and has been hailed as rewriting the design book for academic libraries.

The Andersonian Library, University of Strathclyde
The current Andersonian Library dates from 1980 and is based in the Curran Building on Cathedral Street. In recent years a programme of refurbishment has led to the development of a range of high quality learning spaces for individual academic study, group study and collaborative learning.

18.30 - 20.00

Welcome drinks reception, Deli Bar, Ground Floor, Grand Central Hotel


Thursday 26 June

Welcome from Sara Marsh, Chair of SCONUL
The Borderless Library: new approaches to collaborative collection development
  • Laine Farley, Executive Director of the California Digital Library
    From Optional Choice to State of Being: Progress in Collaborative Collections
  • Anja Smit, University Librarian at Utrecht University and Chair of UKB
    Dutch Libraries Crossing Borders: Collections in a Global Infrastructure
  • Chair – Mark Toole, Chair, SCONUL Shared & Collaborative Services Strategy Group

Keynote speech: Open Access, Open Data and Open Scholarship – the role of libraries in an open world

Mark Thorley, Chair, RCUK Research Outputs Network and Head of Science Information and Data Management Coordinator, NERC

Lunch – Grand Ballroom Foyer, Grand Central Hotel

Parallel sessions: open access, where do we go from here?

  • Lorraine Estelle, Executive Director Content and Discovery, Jisc and Divisional CEO, Jisc Collections
    Subscriptions and APCs  (Wellington Room)
  • Valerie McCutcheon, Research Information Manager, University of Glasgow
    Systems and psychologies – developing closer relationships with research offices 
    (Buchanan Room)
  • Dr Stuart Fancey, Assistant Director, Research and Innovation, Scottish Funding Council
    Open access and the REF  (Great Western Room)
  • Caroline Wilkinson, Open Access Relationship Manager, Ubiquity Press Ltd.
    The future of open access and the role of the library  (Hamilton Room)
  • Rachel Bruce, Director of Technology Innovation, Jisc
    Libraries and open research data – whose role is it anyway? (Clyde Room)

Sharing in research communities: panel discussion

  • Ben Lund, Chief Technology Officer, 
  • Dr Martin Eve, Lecturer in English Literature, University of Lincoln
  • Chris Banks, Director of Library Services, Imperial College London
  • Andy Miah, Professor of Ethics and Emerging Technologies & Director of the Creative Futures Institute, University of the West of Scotland
  • Chair – Kitty Inglis, Chair, SCONUL Academic Content & Communications Strategy Group
SCONUL Conference Dinner at the Trades Hall of Glasgow, 85 Glassford Street, G1 1UH

Pre-dinner drinks will be served from 19.00
Conference dinner will start at 19.45

Friday 27 June


Keynote speech: Gibson was right: the future is already here

Dr Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, New Media Consortium

Lunch – Grand Ballroom Foyer, Grand Central Hotel

Parallel sessions: the intelligent library

  • Pete Dalton, Director & Jo Alcock, Researcher, Evidence Base
    Value and impact of academic libraries: experiences and approaches (Clyde Room)
  • Joy Palmer, Senior Manager, Library and Archival Services, Mimas
    Using analytics to inform library practice (Great Western Room)
  • Dr Peter Shepherd, Director, Counter
    New usage-based measures of impact in the context of altmetrics (Hamilton Room)
  • Alison Allden, Chief Executive, Higher Education Statistics Agency
    Using BI data and information for insights, performance and planning   (Buchanan Room)
  • Dr Rebecca Ferguson, Lecturer and Data Wrangler, Institute of Educational Technology, Open University
    The role and impact of learning analytics in universities 
    (Wellington Room)

Making e-books fit for students: three challenges

  • Dr Paul Ayris, Director and Acting Group Manager, Planning and Resources and Academic Support Group, Library Services, University College London 
    University presses – the library as publisher
  • Liam Jarnecki, Head of Student Engagement Unit, National Union of Students
    Partnership and engagement
  • Matthew Lawson, Assistant Director, Library and Learner Development, Library and Student Support, Middlesex University
    A new acquisition model: personal e-books for students 
  • Chair – Liz Jolly, Chair of SCONUL
Closing remarks Liz Jolly,  Chair of SCONUL



    SCONUL would like to thank the following sponsors for their support








Exhibitor and Fringe