Technologies and Markets Strategy Group

The Technologies and Markets Strategy Group will continue the work of the Collaboration Strategy Group, with the addition of two key areas of activity – new technologies and digital preservation.

This group works closely with Jisc and other stakeholders to develop and articulate a shared understanding of the development of library infrastructure based on member needs.

The group will analyse and identify barriers to the adoption of new technologies for libraries, for example in relation to artificial intelligence (AI). SCONUL has begun developing a plan for a two-year project exploring the road map to adoption of AI in libraries which this group will lead on.

Digital preservation is a responsibility shared broadly between institutions, private sector providers and public bodies, but an area where there is a lack of clarity and confidence over long-term planning. SCONUL has undertaken exploratory work in this area and we propose carrying out a project to scan the current arrangements and identify areas of weakness and further action. Again, this group will lead on this work.

Members of the Group are:

SCONUL members:
Liz Waller, Durham University (Chair)
Nick Barratt, Open University (Vice-Chair)
Robin Green, University of Warwick
Anne Horn, University of Sheffield
Mark Hughes, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Caroline Kimbell, Senate House Library, University of London
Fiona Parsons, University of Wolverhampton
Ann Rossiter, SCONUL
Jane Saunders, University of Leeds

External members:
Liam Earney, Jisc Collections
Chris Keene, Jisc