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Tue 23 May 2017
14:00 - 15:00

Venue: 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

Provided by: Office of Scholarly Communication


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Emerging from the Chrysalis - Transforming Libraries for the Future
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Tue 23 May 2017

Description

Join the OSC for an exciting opportunity to hear a preview of Dr Danny Kingsley's keynote for the upcoming CONUL2017 conference. Feedback on both the talk and the topic are encouraged!

Emerging from the Chrysalis - Transforming Libraries for the Future

Access to information has changed immeasurably in the past decade, bringing the traditional role of the academic library into question. Rather than a doomsday scenario, this situation offers huge potential for information professionals to situate the library at the heart of research support. 'Scholarly communication' is the umbrella term for the information exchange between research communities, research funders, the publishing industry and the general public. This talk will discuss the establishment of the Office of Scholarly Communication at Cambridge University, how it is now embedded within multiple administrative areas of the University and how it works collaboratively with the research community to identify areas that need expertise, support and services. By taking an open and transparent approach to this work, the Office of Scholarly Communication has had an impact not only within the institution, but nationally and internationally. This has not been without challenges, including working within a strict university governance system and managing unstable funding sources. However this work is now more important than ever at a time when academic publishers are investing substantially in research management and analytics businesses. Libraries that embrace the management of the unique work created within their own institution may find themselves central to the research institution of the future. The alternative could be obsolescence.

Target audience
  • Cambridge University Librarians
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 23 May 2017   14:00 - 15:00 14:00 - 15:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5 map Dr Danny Kingsley
Topics covered
  • Origins of the Office of Scholarly Communication
  • Governance of the department
  • Team structure and sources of finance
  • Our open and transparent approach to our work
  • Working collaboratively
  • Impact of the department
  • How we are harnessing other people to help us achieve our goals
  • Publisher activity in the library space
Format

Presentation with time for audience feedback

Duration

One session of one hour

Theme
Supporting Researchers in the 21st Century

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