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UKSG—UK Serials Group Conference

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OCLC will be exhibiting and speaking at the three day conference giving delegates the chance to talk to the OCLC team and discover more about OCLC's services for libraries and publishers.  Visit OCLC at stands 93 and 94 to learn how WorldCat and the OCLC WorldShare Platform—valued for its neutrality and integration capabilities—can help libraries and content providers alike achieve their goals more effectively.

On Tuesday 9 April Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC Research, will present on today's digital students.

The new digital students or,  "I don't think I have ever picked up a book out of the library to do any research—all I have used is my computer." 

In addition to the UKSG agenda OCLC would like to make you aware of an event that will be held at the conference and is open to all UKSG delegates.  Details of which are below: 

The challenge of ‘e’ ­- The changing remit of academic libraries
An OCLC and EBSCO event at UKSG’s 36th Annual Conference, 8th April 2013, Bournemouth

Representatives from OCLC, the University of Oxford and EBSCO invite delegates of this year’s UKSG annual conference to join them as they explore the complexities and issues facing libraries in the management of eResources.

It’s clear, one of the top priorities facing academic libraries is the delivery of licensed materials. Maximising the exposure of eBooks, journals, articles, databases and digital materials while reducing the total cost of acquiring, managing and analyzing the use of these collections is becoming increasingly critical and is giving rise to a reimagining of workflows, partnerships and collaborations in the library community.

OCLC recently announced it is working with several members of RLUK (Research Libraries UK), to pilot WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager, a new service which delivers bibliographic records for electronic materials automatically to libraries. This ensures the metadata and access URLs for these items are continually updated, significantly streamlining the processes of managing eResources.  The University of Oxford is one of the institutions piloting the service and in this session, Alison Felstead, Head of Resource Description in the Collection Support Department, Bodleian Libraries, talks about her motivations for joining the pilot and the benefits she hopes it will bring to the way her library manages eBook collections.

Following Alison, EBSCO’s Steve Giannoni, Academic Sales Manager and Gareth Smith, Sales Director for the UK & Ireland explore new developments around content and library integration, and how they are working with partners such as OCLC to provide libraries with the best combination of interface and resource mix to maximise the exposure and usage of eContent at the users point of need.

Drinks and canapés will be provided plus plenty of time for questions and discussions. So, please join us for us for what should be a lively discussion.

Date: Monday 8th April
Time: 17.30 to 18.30
Venue: Tregonwell Seminar Suite 1, BIC (Bournemouth International Centre)

The event is open to all UKSG Annual Conference delegates; however, to give us an idea of numbers, it would be really useful if those interested in attending registered their intention via the online form. 

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Start Date

08 April 2013

End Date

10 April 2013


Bournemouth, UK


Bournemouth International Centre