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RLUK Members’ Meeting 2015 (Warwick)

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The 2015 Autumn Member’s Meeting will take place at Scarman House at the University of Warwick on 19-20 November [Location map]

Attendance for this event is free but is restricted to RLUK members only. Each RLUK member institution will be allocated a maximum of two delegate places.

Library Tours

Warwick Library will be holding tours for RLUK meeting delegates on the following days/times:

Thursday 19 November

10:00 – 11:00
17:00 – 18:00

Friday 20 November

15:15 – 16:15

Delegates attending the Warwick Library tour should meet at Scarman Conference Centre Reception Desk.


19 November 2015

11:00 – 17:00 – Warwick Symposium – Location TBC

Forward from 50: A Symposium on ‘Futures for the Academic Library’ to mark the University of Warwick’s 50 Anniversary in 2015.


  • John MacColl (St Andrews and RLUK)
  • Jim Neal (Columbia)
  • Anja Smit (Utrecht)
  • Cathrine Harboe-Ree (Monash)
  • David Groenewegen (Monash)

Click for further information about the Symposium programme

!! Please note that if you register for the full RLUK meeting this will include a place at the Warwick Symposium !!

18:00 – 19:00 –  Drinks reception (with thanks to OCLC) -Scarman Small Bar

19:00 – 22:30 –  Evening dinner – Lakeview Restaurant


20 November

09:00 – 09:30 – Registration

09:30 – 10:30 – Developing a UK Scholarly Communications Licence – Lecture Theatre

An interactive overview led by Chris Banks, Imperial College London and Simon Bains, University of Manchester

A distinction between “scholarly communications” and “publishing” is now widely accepted. Moreover, open access is accepted as contributing to  ”Scholarly Communications” and publishing still contributes to academic “Esteem”. Chris and Simon will talk about the current development of a model UK Scholarly Communications Licence – the UK-SCL – which has taken as its starting point, the work undertaken to develop what is known as the Harvard Licence.  The UK Scholarly Communications Licence is not intended to challenge the author right to publish in the journal of their choice but is instead intended to support authors in reuse and early communication of their research, especially research which has been facilitated through the use of public funds. Institutional adoption of this licence would, inter alia, enable author compliance with the UK’s HEFCE-REF policy  and with other green funder policies, and it would allow authors to reuse their own content, for example in teaching. The provisions of the policy have been drawn up with the aim of being reasonable both to authors and to funders. The moving wall terms of the licence have been drawn up from the perspective of what is considered a reasonable time between acceptance and publication. The aims of the licence are to enable the timely communication of the findings of publicly funded UK research. The licence is not intended to undermine the publishing process and all the benefits that that brings, including, as is in widespread use currently, esteem, promotion, career progression, and tenure. There will be an opportunity for discussion. Briefing documents will be sent to registered attendees in advance of the event.

10:30 – 11:00 – Morning break

11:00 – 12:30 – Morning session: Collections analysis and the power of data – Lecture Theatre

  • Lorcan Dempsey, Vice-President, OCLC Research and Chief Strategist at OCLC
  • David Kay, Director, Sero Consulting
  • Jeremy Suratt, Director of Product Management, Iron Mountain

12:30 – 13:30 – Lunch – Lakeview Restaurant

13:30 – 15:00 – Afternoon session: The costs of scholarly publishing – Lecture Theatre

  • Liam Earney, Director of Jisc Collections
  • Samantha Rayner, Director of the Centre for Publishing, UCL
  • Joseph McArthur, Assistant Director, Right to Research Coalition, and Founder of the Open Access Button

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