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APR 29

OCLC Seminars - Academic and Library Services: Different Functions Separated by Common Goals?

Over April and May, OCLC are hosting four events in the UK and Ireland aimed at decision makers, senior managers and directors within universities that are involved with the delivery of IT and library services.

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OCLC's strategic briefings for HE decision makers 

The UK higher education landscape is transforming, changing the nature of teaching and learning.  Boundaries between hitherto distinct academic services, including library and IT are blurring, and bringing increased interdependencies.

Squeezed budgets combined with new business models and learning behaviours in UK universities, demand a more holistic approach to the delivery of IT and library services and all the interconnections in between. Students, researchers and staff, now expect universities to deliver resources electronically, ubiquitously and seamlessly.  Working together to embrace a digital first strategy and deliver information beyond existing physical boundaries is the only way to meet these challenges and improve student experience.

By viewing these recorded presentations you can learn what these factors mean for redesigning information workflows with users at the centre...

Recorded presentations and downloadable slides

Designing library workflows that start with ‘e’

Fiona Leslie, EMEA Marketing Manager, OCLC Fiona Leslie explores this paradox, drawing on the findings of a recent OCLC study into the priorities and initiatives of university libraries in the UK and reveals academic librarians expect the service they offer to change over the next five years.

New learning behaviours that start with 'u :)'

Brian Hipkin, Vice-Chair, AMOSSHE and Dean of Students, Regent's University London Brian Hipkin asks, how can technology support student engagement? And what are the key points to bear in mind when designing workflows that strike the right balance between student experience and academic goals?

Transformational not operational - The future of HE library technology

Robin Murray, Vice-President, Global Product Management, OCLC Robin Murray talks about OCLC’s strategic response to these challenges - examining the opportunities that today’s web-connected world presents to academic libraries and how shared data, tools and services can help you benefit from collective innovation and transform your users’ educational and learning lives. Robin reveals how new approaches to technology and partnerships are being combined in the library community to enhance resource provision and better serve the unique needs of individual scholars and students.

New approaches to data creation, enrichment and connections

Richard Wallis, OCLC Technology Evangelist Here, Richard Wallis discusses the need for your institution’s data to be woven into the larger web environment, and how new strategies are being adopted to not only link users to your library resources, but also increase the presence and profile of your institution on the Web.

It's their cloud not yours! Future trends in personalisation

Paul Walk, Director, Innovation Support Centre, UKOLN, University of Bath Paul Walk asks what implications this has for libraries and how can we use software to deliver services and recommendations tailored to individual student needs. He also considers what effect this has on the relationship between the library and the academic user.

Balancing risk and reward – New models of internal and external service delivery for university IT

Peter Tinson, Executive Secretary, UCISA Peter Tinson looks at possible scenarios for delivery of IT, both inside and outside of the university. Peter looks at how the library can work together more closely with IT to affect student satisfaction. Drawing on research from bodies including Gartner as well as his own organisation, UCISA, Peter asks what these new models mean for vendor selection and management and examines industry examples to explore the best blend of converged, shared and outsourced services.

View Jim presentation slides 

Jim spoke in Peter's place at the Dublin Roadshow

Start Date

29 April 2013

End Date

23 May 2013


London, Birmingham, Dublin, Sheffield , UK



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