2014 conference

"The final frontier - to boldly go where you have never been before"

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Sunday night accomodation is now SOLD OUT. See http://www.visitbrighton.com/ for other options locally.

Conference programme and workshop detail now available in related documents below.

Simon Fanshawe is confirmed as the gala dinner speaker. More information on him can be found here.

Platinum sponsors - Talis AspireEbsco and Swets

Gold sponsors - ProquestEmerald and D-Tech


Keynote 1 - "To boldly go.....stretching the envelope and making us indispensable"

Keynote 2 - "Building new space, Building new partnerships" The new Ryerson Student Learning Centre, scheduled to open in January 2015, is about building relationships and anchoring planning in the academic initiatives and philosophies of a leading innovation university in Canada. In tandem with the new Academic Plan, the SLC drives the vision for the university, while the developing Plan drives the vision for the building – a continuous loop that inextricably links the importance of the Library to the university in difficult times, when libraries are under constant pressure to demonstrate their value. Chief Librarian Madeleine Lefebvre will walk the audience through the planning and relationship building processes – which have characterized the vision for the Student Learning Centre.

Keynote 3 -

Keynote 4 - "Keep Building: developing shared spaces and services" The Keep is a partnership project between East Sussex County Council, Brighton and Hove City Council and the University of Sussex to build a single repository to store and provide access to the archival collections of all three institutions. This talk will explore the ways in which the partners have worked together to design the building and to develop shared services and activities that will serve the diverse institutional objectives and combined audiences that The Keep brings together. I will review how the first few months have gone following The Keep’s opening in November 2013 and will look at the benefits and challenges that the future may hold.


  • Simon Fanshawe

    After dinner speaker

    He is a respected broadcaster and writer. He has a wide range of skills and a great track record in achieving change in and through organizations. He is a highly effective non-executive director and Chair of the Board. He has been the Chair of the University of Sussex. He was awarded the OBE in 2013 for services to higher education. In the same year he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Sussex for services to the University and equality and social justice.

  • Jon Purcell

    Librarian, Durham University

  • Madeleine Lefebvre

    Chief Librarian

    Ryerson University Library and Archives

  • Paul Jeorrett


    Glyndwr University, Wrexham

  • Fiona Courage

    Special Collections Manager & Mass Observation Curator

    University of Sussex

University of Sussex

BN1 9QU Brighton

United Kingdom

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