The SUNCAT team will be attending the 36th Annual UKSG Conference to be held in Bournemouth next week, from Monday 8th April until Wednesday 10th April.
“exists to connect the knowledge community and encourage the exchange of ideas
on scholarly communication. It is the only organisation spanning the wide range
of interests and activities across the scholarly information community of
librarians, publishers, intermediaries and technology vendors”.
We shall be attending a variety of sessions, including
‘Discoverability in the digital age’, ‘How libraries are changing to meet
student needs’, ‘Making metrics meaningful’ and ‘Simplifying the search
Two members of the SUNCAT team, Paula Cuccurullo and Celia
Jenkins, will be contributing to the UKSG blog at http://uksglive.blogspot.co.uk/.
You can also follow SUNCAT at the conference on Twitter @suncatteam, as well as
follow the event in general @uksg, with the conference hashtag being #uksglive.
In addition, Fred Guy, SUNCAT Service Manager, along with
Adam Rusbridge of EDINA will be giving a breakout session on ‘E-journals and
long term availability: an overview and panel discussion on the archiving
infrastructure to meet the needs of users.’ It looks to be an exciting conference, as always!
SUNCAT will be on the EDINA stand (number 26) at the conference exhibition, covering all breaks. Please come along and see us if you’re attending. We will be previewing the new-look SUNCAT, answering any questions you may have about SUNCAT, as well as telling you about other EDINA services.
We’ve been blogging about the new look SUNCAT for a few months now, giving you a look at the new homepage, some background on the technical architecture and also some idea of the new features which will be available. However, we now hope to let you have a preview of the new service itself!
The current service will continue as the primary service until further notice, but you can check out the redeveloped service from 8th April when we preview it at the UKSG Conference (Bournemouth 8-10 April). We will let you know the url on the day and from then on we would encourage you to take a look, experiment and let us have your feedback, good and bad! The service is still in development so the more feedback we can gather at this point the better.
If you are attending UKSG, please come along to the EDINA stand 26 and we will be happy to demo the service for you and answer your questions in person. However, we would also encourage you to let us know what you think or if you have any questions or suggestions via the EDINA helpdesk at email@example.com.