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RLUK Members’ Meeting 2016

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RLUK Members’ Meeting 2016

Location: Clare College Conference Centre, University of Cambridge (Directions) (Google maps)
When: 3-4 November 2016

    • 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.
    • The University of Cambridge will be hosting a tour of the library on Friday 4 November, but numbers are limited so please register early to guarantee a place
    • We have a limited number of rooms on hold at Arundel House Hotel, Cambridge (Directions) which are offered on a first come, first served basis.


Thursday 03 November

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch – Clare College Conference Centre

14:00 – 17:00 Jisc Collections workshop – Elton-Bowring room

Preparing for the Post Big-Deal World

This session will look at ways in which the UK could ensure a more robust infrastructure that would allow for a move away from big deal purchasing for journal content. It will use the recent analysis of ‘Plan B’ modeling in relation to the Elsevier Negotiations as a starting point.

  • Liam Earney, Jisc Collections
  • Phil Sykes, Liverpool University
  • Mike McGrath, Consultant
  • Geoff Curtis, Consultant

19:30 – 22:30 Dinner – Corpus Christi Dining Hall


Friday 04 November – Clare College Conference Centre

08:15 – 08:45 University of Cambridge Library tour

10:00 – 10:30 Registration and refreshments

10:30 – 12:30 The Holistic Collection – Libraries and Museums

    • Professor Nicolas Thomas, Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge
    • Mungo Campbell, Deputy Director, Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
    • Simon Chaplin, Director of Culture & Society, Wellcome Trust

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Update on current and future activity

    • RLUK: A Revised Structure – David Prosser, RLUK
    • Research Data Management – Rachel Bruce, Jisc
    • Mentoring – Mike Wall, Durham
    • Special Collections – Jess Gardner, University of Bristol, and Sue Crossley, RLUK

15:00 End

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