Monday 8 April 2019 to Wednesday 10 April 2019
Telford International Centre
St Quentin Gate
The UKSG annual conference is a major three-day event in the scholarly communications calendar. It covers a wide range of topics relevant to publishers, content providers, librarians and intermediaries.
It attracts around 900 delegates each year from around the world and is a great opportunity to keep up to date with trends, get practical information and network.
Jisc sessions - UKSG programme
These sessions will run over a three-day period, with breakout sessions repeated over several days.
E-textbooks - Jisc Collections top 50 reading list title licensing pilot, will it be seen as a success or a failure?
Monday 8 April at 13.30 and Tuesday 9 April at 11.00 (breakout session group A)
Speaker: Caroline Mackay, licensing manager, Jisc Collections
Jisc Collections would like to take this opportunity to review with participants our future strategy for e-textbooks which is currently under development. We will discuss and share our strategy for e-textbook affordability with you during the session and welcome your input based on your own experiences.
This strategy, based on evidence from previous pilots, covers a multiple of areas that we will concentrate on over the next three years, including inclusive or 1:1 access, courseware, open textbooks and OER, while sharing experiences with our international consortia colleagues who are also working in this e-textbook area.
This workshop will be of interest to anyone involved in licensing e-textbooks.
Institutional repositories, item and research data metrics
Monday 8 April at 16.00 and Wednesday 10 April at 09.30 (breakout session group C)
The success of COUNTER in supporting adoption of a standard to measure e-resource usage over the past 15 years is apparent. The prevalence of global OA policies and mandates, and the role of institutional repositories within this context prompts demand for more granular metrics. It also raises the profile of data sharing of item level usage and research data metrics. The need for reliable and authoritative measures is key.
This burgeoning interest is complemented by a number of initiatives to explore the measurement and tracking of usage of a broad range of objects outside traditional publisher platforms. Drawing on examples such as OpenAIRE, IRUSdata-UK, Crossref’s distributed usage logging and DOI event tracker projects, COAR Next Generation Repositories and IRUS-UK, this session will provide an update on progress in this area, discuss some challenges and current approaches to tackling them.
Developing careers in scholarly communications support: opportunities and challenges
Tuesday 9 April at 16.00 and Wednesday 10 April at 11.00 (breakout session group D)
- Anna Grigson, London School of Economics and Political Science
- Helen Blanchett, scholarly communications subject specialist, Jisc
Supporting scholarly communications activities is now a core part of many libraries’ mission. But it’s a fast-moving area – roles can be variable between different institutions, new skills sets and aptitudes are emerging. Established career paths for library staff are being disrupted, presenting both challenges and new opportunities. If you’re a new professional, what skills will you need to build a career and what are the possible career opportunities? If you’re a manager, what skills will you need in your staff, and how can these be developed?
This session will outline the current state of skills development and training in scholarly communications support within university libraries, and the work being done to coordinate activity across the community by universities a range of professional associations including UKSG, Jisc, SCONUL, RLUK, UKCoRR, ARMA, Vitae, Cilip and the British Library. It will be an interactive workshop, and attendees will be encouraged to reflect on progress to date and help shape future activities.
Content licensing for transnational education (TNE)
Tuesday 9 April at 17.20 (lightning talks session 3)
Librarians at UK universities face considerable complexity when they seek parity of access to their licensed electronic collections for students at TNE provision scenarios – ie, those studying for UK HE awards, but based wholly outside of the United Kingdom at an overseas campus, or, at a collaborative provision scenario delivered in partnership with other educators.
Since August 2017, Jisc has run a pilot project looking at the challenges its UK HE member institutions face when licensing for TNE and has been working on developing a consortial licensing approach. This talk will highlight the pilot’s key findings and outputs, as well as provide an update on progress, plans and next steps.
Additional Jisc sessions
The following are not part of the official UKSG programme:
Introducing discover and compare: outputs of the national bibliographic knowledgebase (NBK) project
Monday 8 April and Tuesday 9 April at 17:00 at the Jisc stand (52 and 53) in the exhibition hall
During this session, we’ll be talking about and demonstrating the new pilot 'discover and compare' services. Come along for a closer look at discover and the first public outing for compare, both of which are built on NBK data.
These services will replace Copac, CCM Tools and SUNCAT in July this year. This is your chance to view and comment on these initial pilots, which we will continue to develop over the next few months. Neil Grindley and Diana Massam will be answering your questions and collecting your feedback.
An introduction to the digital archival collections group purchasing scheme acquisition model and content
Tuesday 9 April at 13:30 at the Jisc stand (52 and 53) in the exhibition hall
Speaker: Karen Colbron, digital content manager, Jisc
When budgets are stretched, it’s hard to buy primary source materials that complement your library or archive’s journal and book resources and provide a richer experience for users.
We’re working with publishers to make primary source materials more affordable for our higher education members. We have developed our digital archival collections group purchasing scheme based on a simple market principle: the more products our community buys, the lower the price for everyone involved.
This demo will introduce audiences to the group purchasing scheme, celebrating the success of the initial pilots to the UK higher education sector and the transition to a yearly service. We'll discuss the benefits of the acquisition model, the transparent pricing model that increases in discount the more institutions buy products from the publishers, and the transition to service with nine publishers on-board to deliver a wide variety of resources.
Who should attend
Scholarly communications professionals including librarians, publishers, content providers, consultants and intermediaries.
For more information about Jisc at UKSG, email Siobhán Burke.