Reminder and update on Serials Forum: Helping you manage your journal collections

A reminder about this this free half-day event focusing on some of the key issues in journal management – with presentations and discussion of the overarching themes and successful approaches in addressing them.

This is an opportunity to learn more about developments of EDINA activities in this area -covering the redeveloped National Union Catalogue of Serials, SUNCAT, as well as community initiatives such as the UK LOCKSS Alliance and Keepers Registry, focussing on long-term access to journal content.

We are also delighted to announce the addition of a special guest speaker, Daryl Yang, UK Research Reserve (UKRR) Manager, who will provide an update on the UKRR and talk about how EDINA supports this valuable service.

Join us for a lively debate and afternoon tea.

Presenters: Zena Mulligan (SUNCAT), Fred Guy (Keepers Registry, SUNCAT), Adam Rusbridge (Keepers Registry, UK LOCKSS) and Daryl Yang (UKRR)

Draft Agenda

1.00 – 1.30 pm              Registration and tea/coffee

1.30 – 1.45 pm              Putting the Serials Forum and EDINA services in context

1.45 – 2.45 pm             Managing your journals – how SUNCAT can help you fulfil your ILL requests; keep your catalogue up to date and analyse your collection (including use cases; how SUNCAT supports the UKRR, details of the redevelopment; demo of the new service, and future plans)

2.45 – 3.00 pm              Forum discussion on SUNCAT issues

3.00 – 3.30 pm              Tea/coffee and cake

3.30 – 4.15 pm              Securing continuing access to e-journal content: how EDINA’s services can help (with reference to the Keepers Registry, UK LOCKSS Alliance, and PECAN initiatives)

4.15 – 4.45 pm              Forum discussion on Keepers Registry, LOCKSS, PECAN etc. issues

4.45 – 5.00 pm              Summary and next steps


London:  Monday 17th March 2014, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, near Russell Square, London
Registration and event details:
Please book by Thursday 6th March 2014

Edinburgh:  Friday 21st March 2014, Main Library, University of Edinburgh
Registration and event details:
Please book by Friday 14th March 2014

For further information about the Forum please contact the EDINA helpdesk at

We look forward to seeing you next month!

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