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Future Strategies for University and College Libraries #HElibraries
18 Oct 2012

Headline Speakers

Broadcast from London

The issue facing academic and research libraries today is what should their role be in the changing academic and technological landscape. This has been compunded by the continued financial pressures facing universities as a whole.

As with any service under pressure; it is vital to explore innovative ways to improve quality provision at a reduced cost. Rising tuition fees will inevitably result in a rise in student expectations but with the impetus on improved student experience, HEIs are provided the opportunity to explore innovation and efficiency.

This broadcast will provide viewers the opportunity to explore best practice in promoting services, delivering first class research support, improving the student experience and implementing income generating models of work. This is the must view event for anyone working in HE library services.

Supported by:

John O’Leary, Editor, The Times Good University Guide
Welcome and introduction from conference Chair

Dr Michael Jubb, Director, Research Information Network
Feedback from the Academic Libraries of the Future project: open access

Ray Phillips, Member The Library Services Review Group
Evaluating the impact of the Library Services Review

Panel question: Session 1
• The future of the UK research reserve?
• How can we overcome the barriers to open data, open metadata, linked data and institutional repository takeup?

Jo Aitkins, Head of Public Services, David Wilson Library
Improving the student library experience

Mark MacGillivray, University of Edinburgh and contributor, Open Bibliography project, University of Cambridge Library
Open bibliography and the future of HE libraries

Jo Webb, Head of Learning and Research Services, De Montfort University
Key steps to building relationships with academic colleagues

Panel Discussion: Session 2
• How can we globalise yet personalise HE library services?

Dr Jane Secker, Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor, Centre for Learning Technology, London School of Economics and Political Science
Librarians role as teachers integrated with the curriculum

Chris Banks, University Librarian and Director, University of Aberdeen Library
Refreshing library space to be more attuned with the prevalence of electronic texts books and journals

Professor David Green, Vice Chancellor, University of Worcester
Britain's first integrated University and Public Library: The Hive at Worcester Future template

Ruth Jenkins, University Librarian (Head of Service), Loughborough University
Mobilising your e-content for maximum impact

Panel question: Session 3
What are the implications for libraries in a world of HE international, domestic and commercial partnerships?

End of broadcast