Booking is now open for a free one-day workshop led by EDINA: “Taking the long view: Factoring preservation and continuing access into your library workflow”.
July 10th 2015: National Rail Museum, York
With the transition from print to digital publishing, it is no longer libraries but publishers who provide online access to e-journals. Librarians now need to regularly review holdings and subscriptions to ensure appropriate access and optimal use of financial resources. Historically, preservation was an incidental by-product of the access role undertaken by libraries. Today, the stewardship that underpins long-term access for the future is increasingly undertaken by external agencies such as Portico and CLOCKSS. It can thus be difficult for librarians to ensure that their communities will have stable, long term access to materials in perpetuity: this lack of clarity can have significant consequences for decisions around print rationalisation, cancellation, and budget allocation.
This knowledge exchange workshop will explore how librarians can plan for long-term access to journals. Participants will have an opportunity to share stories on how their institutions conduct annual reviews, print rationalisation exercises and other related processes, and there will be discussion of how EDINA services such as the Keepers Registry and SUNCAT can assist in these workflows.
This event is free but places are limited. Please register by 30TH June 2015.
The National Railway Museum is conveniently placed near to York Railways Station.
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We have a short guest blog post this week from MÃ²rag Burgon-Lyon of SPIRES who have an event coming up in October that should be of interest to those using AddressingHistory.
SPIRES is a network for researchers, young, old and somewhere in between, in academia, industry and leisure.Â They run seminars and workshops, provide travel funding for these and other events, promote discussion and generally support members in any way they can. Anyone can join SPIRES (it’s free!) and you can find out more about how to do this on their about page.
The SPIRES (Supporting People who Investigate Research Environments and Spaces) network would like to invite some leisure researchers to join our next workshop on Technological Spaces at City University, London on 7th October.Â We aim to get people together from academia, industry and leisure research for networking, and to better understand the physical, social and digital environments in which research is conducted.
The day will comprise short talks of around 15 minutes on various topics, discussion sessions and group activities.Â Confirmed talks include a digital curator from the British Library about the Growing Knowledge exhibition and some academic projects on digital tools including SerenA (a Serendipity Arena) and Brain (Building Research and Innovation Networks).Â More talks are in the pipeline from academic and industry speakers.
If you would like to present a short talk about your research, and the tools (digital and otherwise) you use, we would love to hear from you!Â If you would rather not present a talk, but would still like to attend the workshop, or just join the SPIRES network (it is free, and there are lots of benefits) please get in touch.Â Assistance with travel costs is available for workshop attendees, (though please check with me before booking travel) and lunch will be provided.Â Contact @SPIRES13 on Twitter, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Â Further information is also available on our website http://www.spires.info