Programme

Day 1
20 Mar 2019
Day 2
21 Mar 2019
Day 3
22 Mar 2019
11:30-12:15

Registration/Lunch

Keynote – Tim Hitchcock, University of Sussex

Introduction to the 2019 RLUK Conference by RLUK Executive Director, David Prosser. Opening keynote presentation by Tim Hitchcock, Professor of Digital History, University of Sussex   Macroscopes and Microscopes: Scholar Cyborgs...
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Tim Hitchcock

IARLA PANEL: The transformational challenge

The modern research library is witnessing a profound change in its role, collection, and appearance. As research practices continue to shift, the necessary evolution of library services requires the acquisition...
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14:30-15:00

Break

From service provision to research partnership

When researchers approached the Library with their digital scholarship projects we used to ask them “What services can we provide you?” Now we ask them “What’s your research question?” and...
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Mary Chester-Kadwell
Huw Jones
Lesley Gray

Research Has Changed: Have Libraries?

Today research libraries are seeking new ways of engaging with the campus research enterprise. Research underway at the University of Calgary has identified a constellation of services necessary to enable...
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Tom Hickerson

The once and future library: will there be, and what might a research library look like in 2030?

The purpose of a (research) library is to facilitate knowledge creation. While this mission has remained unchanged throughout the centuries, the way libraries deliver it has constantly evolved. Over the...
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Torsten Reimer
16:30 - 16:40

Intermission

Drinks Reception

To welcome both newcomers and returners to the conference, the Associate Directors Network will be facilitating an informal networking reception on the first day, which is sponsored by Gale, a...
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08:30-09:30

Day two registration

Keynote – Gwenda Thomas, University of Melbourne

Are libraries neutral spaces – or places for “The Perfect Cultural Storm” This paper reflects on how the covering of an artwork in a South African university library, during the ...
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10:30-11:00

Break

Is there a case for shared digitisation?

As more libraries start to undertake the mass digitisation of general collections, there becomes the risk of duplicating digitisation effort of identical items, whilst also missing out on the cost...
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Christoph Schmidt-Supprian
Stuart Lewis

Making the most of unique and distinctive collections: developing new roles and approaches at LSE

LSE Library’s ambitious collection evaluation project – completed in July 2018 – followed the adoption of a strategy which placed collections at the heart of its mission and identity. Driven...
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Anna Towlson

Researching researchers. Delivering a systematic user research programme in a research library

While the mission of research libraries – support knowledge creation – has always been the same, the way how we meet this mission keeps evolving. The expectations and needs of...
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Sally Halper
Fiona McCarthy
Torsten Reimer
12:30-13:30

Lunch

The shape of RLUK networks

The panel would include presentations by each of the networks (Associate Directors, Special Collections Leadership, and Digital Scholarship) – each represented by their respective co-convenors. These would highlight current ongoing...
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Siobhán Convery
Christopher Cipkin
Rachel Beckett
Stuart Lewis

RLUK19 Long Table

Topic: The library as a neutral space The Long Table is an “experimental open public forum that is a hybrid performance-installation-roundtable-discussion-dinner-party designed to facilitate dialogue through the gathering together of people with...
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Stepping Stones: Our journey towards a culture of Open Research

This paper summarises Lancaster University’s three-stage strategy to promote a culture of Open Research across the institution. Our culture change journey began with Data Conversations, which are designed for researchers...
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Mainstreaming open: how can libraries transition their culture, services and practices to open

Libraries have played a vital role in facilitating the transition to open scholarship within their institutions: providing advocacy, advice and support for Funder Open Access policies, developing research data management...
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Graham Stone
Joanna Ball

Designing Research Libraries for Digital Scholarship Innovation: Exploring Global Practices to Revitalise Local Strategies

Digital publishing, new business models, open access policies, and social networking have created opportunities for research libraries to engage in scholarly communication at a deeper level across the scholarly knowledge...
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Lauren Collister
Sheila Corrall

RLUK AGM

RLUK Annual General Meeting 2019. Open to RLUK members only.

Conference Dinner

The RLUK Conference reception and dinner will be held in the State Rooms at 30 Euston Square.  
08:30-09:30

Registration

“For views to count, we must count the views.” How a reliable usage metric can provide the missing incentives for Open Access scholarly communication: the BitViews project

This paper (i) provides arguments and data showing the usefulness of a reliable usage metric; (ii) demonstrates how blockchain technology (“BitViews”) can overcome the technical difficulties that hitherto have prevented...
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Manfredi La Manna

Research software: a role for libraries

This paper will discuss the role that might be played by institutional and national libraries to integrate software into the scholarly communications landscape. Recent years have seen many developments in...
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Torsten Reimer

Maturing Research Data Services and the Transformation of Academic Libraries

A major development in academic libraries in the last decade has been recognition of the need to support research data management; but how has this transformed the role of libraries?...
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Stephen Pinfield
Andrew Cox
11:00-11:30

Break

WORKSHOP – Creating a new generation of open scholars: advocating open practice through our teaching

This workshop will explore how research libraries can use their unique position as natural curators of knowledge and promoters of open principles to extend the conversation about open scholarship to...
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Jennie Blake
Katy Woolfenden

WORKSHOP – The Intelligent Library: Academic Libraries and AI

“For libraries the question is not so much what technology will be affected, but rather what technology, if any, will remain unaffected by AI” (Fernandez, 2016). The aim of this...
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Stephen Pinfield
Andrew Cox

WORKSHOP – Beyond Open: Transformations in scholarly publishing

Open access is transforming the scholarly publishing landscape. In just the past year, the academic sector has asserted itself through Projekt Deal, Read and Publish, and Plan S. In parallel,...
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WORKSHOP – Collaborative Collecting

Responding to the theme ‘What does an inclusive library look like?’, this interactive workshop will explore ways in which we can rethink the act of acquiring materials in order to...
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13:00-14:00

Lunch