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RLUK’s Digital Shift Forum brings together colleagues from across the information, research, cultural and heritage communities, and third and commercial sectors, to discuss the future of the digital shift in collections, services, and audiences.

The series aims to promote cross-sector discussion and debate, to enable knowledge exchange, and inspire collaborative endeavour across sectors and communities, for the benefit of RLUK members and the wider research and information management communities.

The Digital Shift Forum is open to all, and you do not need to belong to an RLUK member institution to attend or participate.

Understanding the user perspective: A DE-UK dialogue

20 May 2022, 09.00-11.00 BST, 10.00-12.00 CEST

This collaborative event between Research Libraries UK and VDB will explore the ‘user perspective’. As the digital shift continues and accelerates, including in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, research and academic libraries have continued to innovate and develop pioneering services in response to their changing users’ needs. Including speakers from the UK and German library communities, this seminar will consider the ways in which research and academic libraries are capturing and understanding the changing perspective and needs of their users, and the innovative services and resources being created as a result.

Speakers include:

  • Antony Groves, Learning & Teaching Librarian, University of Sussex Library
  • Guy Baxter, Associate Director – Archive Services. University Museums and Special Collections, University of Reading
  • Ninon Frank, Subject Specialist and Head of Public Relations, Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
  • Erik Senst, Teaching Librarian and Head of Information Services, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

This is the fourth collaborative event between the German Librarians Association (VDB) and Research Libraries UK, as part of RLUK’s Digital Shift Forum.

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