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UKeIG 2018 summer/autumn CPD programme    

The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG) is pleased to announce its 2018 summer/autumn CPD programme. Further information about each event, with the opportunity to book online, is available at:


Better Social Media for Libraries: Twitter, Blogs and Instagram Friday October 12th
Social Media provides essential marketing, communications and networking opportunities in today’s digital workplace, but what can you do to elevate your library or information service to a higher level of stakeholder engagement? This course is vital if you want to transition your use of social media platforms to a more strategic, corporate level. Essential for all digital librarians, IT and information professionals who use Twitter, Instagram and/or blogs on behalf of their institution, and who want to explore beyond the basics of what these tools are and why to use them; focussing on how to use them more strategically, efficiently and effectively.

Practical Knowledge Management for Information Professionals Friday October 19th
Do you want to find out how to actually "do" effective KM? Do you need to know how to convince senior management that managing knowledge will bring real benefits? Then this practical course - based on extensive, real-life case studies - is a must! Effectively managed knowledge is one of the greatest resources modern organisations possess – and information professionals, with their expertise and understanding of their organisation’s working needs, are well positioned to take the lead. This is an informative and inspiring course for information professionals who are planning or contemplating taking up KM as a key service for their library or information unit or who require a robust understanding of KM for their professional development. 

Research Data Management for Information Professionals Wednesday November 14th

Data collected during research needs to be managed more carefully. It is in researchers’ own interests to do so, and increasingly funders also mandate data planning. The scale, diversity and fragility of digital data make this challenging. Universities are beginning to develop a support infrastructure that will help improve research data management. Some libraries are already beginning to play a key role in defining and delivering this infrastructure. This course provides a practical and informative introduction to the role of librarians and information professionals in supporting Research Data Management (RDM). It is essential for information professionals and librarians with an interest/responsibility for supporting research, especially RDM, or any professional wishing to keep their skills up to date in this important field. 

Navigating the Deep Web: Advanced Search Strategies for Researchers Thursday November 15th

This popular course explores the tools that can help surface deep (hidden) web information. It will also address advanced search strategies, current developments in search engine technology and different approaches to tackling research. The techniques and strategies covered in the workshop are applicable to all sectors and subjects including legal, academic, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, business, industry R&D and education.

The Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial Lecture 2018 Friday November 23rd
Maarten de Rijke, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam and 2017 winner of the prestigious Tony Kent Strix Award, delivers a free lecture: 'Retrieval as Interaction'. Professor de Rijke will compare the off-line and online development phases of information retrieval systems.
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UKeiG CPD courses for 2018 are listed our Professional development page


Internet Librarian International (ILI) celebrate its 20th birthday this year.

Speakers come from all sectors to share case studies, great stories, personal experiences and lessons learned from the ideas, strategies and practical implementations today’s libraries are putting in place around the world.

New to ILI? Download this useful ILI infographic to find out more, or contact


eLucidate 15 (1/2) 2018 is now available. 

The UK einformation Group is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 15 issue 1-2 2018 of our journal eLucidate. 

eLucidate is published three times per volume: around spring, summer and winter. 

eLucidate  features contributions from experts in the field, keeping members up to date with developments and innovations in the digital information industry, considering the impact on information professionals and consumers of e-information.

Topics include: knowledge and information management, digital literacy, effective information retrieval and search technologies, intranets, social media, open access, e-publishing and e-industry research and development. 


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eLucidate - UKeiG's journal

eLucidate is published three times per volume: around spring, summer and winter


Quick reference guides - UKeiG

This page contains the Quick Reference Guides commissioned by UKeiG.  These guides cover a wide variety of topics from social media to knowledge management.



From time to time UKeiG publishes notices, summaries and statements covering issues that affect those working in the knowledge, information and library sectors - particularly where those issues relate to e-resources or communications. They will be published beneath this page with the most recent at the top of the list.


Other Publications

From time to time, UKeiG publishes longer papers which will appear here. Examples are the UKeiG White Papers series which are published initially for members but become open access after three months and the (new) annual publication of Electronic Information Resources Abstracts.


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