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UK Serials Group Conference 2000 and Exhibition

** UK Serials Group **
Conference 2000 and Exhibition

10 - 12 April, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK


This Conference and exhibition, now in its 23rd year, has established
itself as one of the major events in the fast-moving world of scholarly
and research communication.  It attracts a wide range of delegates
and exhibitors from the UK, Europe and beyond - and has a reputation
for addressing key industry developments and attracting policy
makers and strategic thinkers as both speakers and delegates.

Key topics for librarians, intermediaries and publishers:
- new economic models
- latest issues in licensing and copyright
- portals: a new way to reach new markets?
- knowledge management: what role for LIS professionals?
- promoting, measuring and understanding e-journal usage

Monday 10 April

Opening of the Conference
Allan Foster, Director of Information Services, Keele University

Plenary session 1
Walking back to happiness
Richard Charkin, Chief Executive, Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Plenary session 2
Psychological processes in the use of electronic journal services
Ken Eason, Professor of Cognitive Ergonomics,
Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University

End-user perspectives on the changing
model of scholarly communication
Jean-Claude Guedon, Departement de litterature
comparee, Universite de Montreal

Panel discussion
Michael Mabe, Director, Academic Relations, Elsevier
Science Ltd; and Diana Leitch, Assistant Director and
Deputy University Librarian, John Rylands University Library,
Manchester will join Ken Eason and Jean-Claude Gu�don

Workshops (please see below for details)

Concurrent session 1
New intermediaries - portals and gateways to information
David Worlock, Chairman, Electronic Publishing Services Ltd

Improving access: the Research Support Libraries Programme
Ronald Milne, Director, RSLP

Concurrent session 2
Opportunities for Government LIS staff in Web service devleopment
David Smith, Section Head, Corporate Information
Management and Web Development, Department of Health

Information services for small and medium-sized enterprises
Fiona Henderson, Information Manager, Business Link,
Norfolk & Waveney

Product reviews
Evening social acitivies

Tuesday 11 April

Plenary session 3
Knowledge management: what role for LIS professionals?
Allan Foster, Director of Information Services, Keele University

Economic models of the digital library
Leah Halliday, Department of Information Science,
Loughborough University

Funding and charging models in relation to
regionalisation and cross-sector provision
Derek Law, Librarian and Director of Information
Strategy, University of Strathclyde

Workshops (please see below for details)

Plenary session 4
What we want from a licence and why
Emanuella Giavarra, Partner in the Chambers of
Professor Mark Watson-Gandy

Licensing requirements for e-journals in the corporate sector
Henning Nielsen, Manager, Library & Information
Centre, Novo Nordisk A/S

The incremental value of electronic publishing
Caroline Vogelzang, Kluwer Academic Publishers

Plenary session 5
Standard licences: simplifying the acquisitions process
John Cox, Consultant, John Cox Associates

Informal group meetings
Evening social events

Wednesday 12 April

Plenary session 6
Financial aspects of the serials publishing industry
Jeff Meys, European Media Analyst, ABN Amro

The commercial future for the intermediary
Mark Rowse, Chief Executive, ingenta ltd

Workshops (please see below for details)

Plenary session 7
Serials and enterprise-wide information strategies
Sandra Ward, Director of Information Management
Division, TFPL Ltd

Dealing with diversity
Chris Rusbridge, Programme Director,
Electronic Libraries Programme, JISC

1. Metadata: what's all the fuss about?

2. Project management - is it worth it?

3. Benchmarking

4. Recent developments in electronic library formats

5. Performance measurement for academic libraries

6. Everyone's a winner: a practical workshop on negotiating skills

7. Emerging standards and conventions in electronic journals

8. Monitoring e-journal usage

9. The preservation management of digital materials

10. Document delivery in the corporate market

11. Copyright in the digital age:  how will the proposed
European Directive on Copyright affect your service?

12. Copyright issues: present and future

13. Publisher/library co-operation in promoting e-journal usage

14. Training to teach

15.  Customer support - help desk for e-journals

Fee:  The full residential fee for members of the UK
Serials Group is �280.00 + VAT and for non-members
�345.00 + VAT.

Please refer to our Web site for full programme, further
information and online booking:  http://www.uksg.org

or contact:
Alison Whitehorn
UKSG Administrator
Heath End
Newbury  RG20 0AP
Tel:  01635 254292
Fax:  01635 253826
E-mail: uksg.admin@dial.pipex.com