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eLucidate 16(2) 2020 is now available on our new journal platform

UKeiG is proud to announce the launch of the latest issue of eLucidate (Volume 16, issue 2 2020) on a new web platform, using the Public Knowledge Project’s Open Journal Systems (OJS) hosted by the University of Alberta.

PKP is a multi-university initiative developing free open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing.

Open Journal Systems (OJS) is an open source software application for managing and publishing scholarly articles and issues online. Originally developed and released by PKP in 2001 to improve access to research, it is a widely used open source international journal publishing platform.

In the first phase of our OJS project the entire sixteen year run of eLucidate, previously only available to readers as an entire issue PDF download, can now be searched and downloaded on an article by article basis. You can also register to receive notifications of new content and publications. Just click on the ‘Register’ button at the top-right of the eLucidate home page and tick the box: ‘Yes, I would like to be notified of new publications and announcements’ near the bottom of the screen. Authors are now able make online submissions to eLucidate. You will first need to register a user account with the journal and log in. Start the process by clicking on the ‘Register’ button at the top-right of the home page.

The second phase of the project will utilise OJS as a tool for managing UKeiG's editorial workflow. It offers some great features, including peer review. OJS is also integrated with scholarly publishing services including Crossref, ORCiD, and DOAJ and is recommended by Google Scholar for ease of indexing and discoverability.

David Ball, Chair of UKeiG, welcomed the launch, saying 'this represents a major step forward for eLucidate, in terms of its continuation as a Diamond Open Access journal and of the discoverability and accessibility of its content. The comprehensive functionality of the OJS software will be of great benefit to readers, authors and the editorial team of eLucidate. We are most grateful to the University of Alberta for their support and hosting.'

Special thanks go to Sonya Betz and Emily Zheng from the University of Alberta Libraries team for patiently holding our hands throughout this project, and to UKeiG management committee member Ralph Samuels for his time, effort and oversight of the project.

The editor's note for Volume 16 (2) introduces all of the articles included in our latest issue


eLucidate 16 (1) 2019 is now available.

The UK einformation Group is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 16 issue 1 2019 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.

This issue contains a detailed report of UKeiG's Annual Members' Day on Artificial Intelligence. Martin White looks at whether Microsoft is inhibiting enterprise-wide IM. Stella Dextre Clarke has written a history of the Tony Kent Strix Memorial Lecture, and reflections of the recent CILIP Conference in Manchester.



UKeiG Annual Members' Day and AGM - 7th June 2019

We held our annual Members' Day and AGM which on Friday 7th June at CILIP HQ in London. The subject was Artificial Intelligence. The speakers were David Haynes (City University), Tony Russell-Rose (UX Labs) and Michael Upshall (UNSILO and ConsultMU). Below are links to the presentations given at the Members' Day

Tony Russell Rose - Introduction to NLP


You will find the minutes of last years' AGM and the official notification of the AGM here.


UKeiG Early Career Award deadline - May 31st 2019/MA, MSc Bursaries/Other Funding Opportunities

UKeiG, the UK electronic information Group, is committed to encouraging and championing excellence and innovation across the profession.

In support of the continuing professional development of library and information students and early career professionals UKeiG would like to:

*Remind you about the end of May deadline for the Early Career Award
*Update you on the range of UKeiG bursaries to encourage research, information exchange and best practice

These include:

*UKeiG Early Career Award: The UKeiG Early Career Award celebrates extraordinary and inspirational enterprise in early-career professionals who are members of CILIP. A prize of £1,000 and a trophy will be awarded. This years’ closing date is the 31st May 2019.

*MSc/MA Dissertation Bursaries: These bursaries provide an excellent opportunity for Library and Information Science MSc/MA students to present their postgraduate research at a conference and/or to publish an article highlighting their postgraduate research activity. UKeiG will award £250 to one student per relevant higher education institution to encourage this to happen.

*Student or Early Career Professional Conference Bursaries: UKeiG is offering five discretionary bursaries of £250 to support current library and information students or early-career professionals to attend a relevant conference.

*Study Visit Bursaries: UKeiG is keen to support collaborative working and the benchmarking of good practice by offering these five bursaries of £200 to support study visits by students or early career professionals.

For more information about UKeiG's awards and bursaries please visit our Awards & Bursaries page:

eLucidate 15 (3) 2019 is now available. 

The UK einformation Group is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 15 issue 3 2019 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: Evolution of UKeiG, Open Access, Rethinking Advanced Search, a reflection of the key themes of the 2018 CILIP Conference in Brighton,  Mindful Technology, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things, Ultra Information Management, and the regular Online Resource Update.


Just Announced! New UKeiG CPD Courses for 2019 

UKeiG, the UK electronic information Group, is delighted to announce the launch of its continuing professional development programme for 2019. The courses are designed to meet the challenges facing information professionals in the digital workplace and offer practical, relevant, cost effective and high quality training opportunities.
The programme is open to members and non-members. CILIP/UKeiG members pay 20% less than non-members. 

Please visit:  UKeiG's Professional Development Page
for the list of upcoming courses, with more to follow later in the year. 
Online booking will open shortly. In the interim don't hesitate to email UKeiG if you'd like to be added to advance notice delegate lists.  
If you have any queries about course content, expressions of interest or suggestions for new courses please email:

Upcoming courses for 2019 include a diverse range of topics including: 

*Practical and Advanced Knowledge Management
*Social Media for Libraries
*Navigating the Deep Web: Advanced Search Strategies for Researchers
*Search Usability: Filters and Facets
*Open Access, Open Monographs, Open Data, Open Peer Review: Overview of a Disruptive Technology
*Research Data Management
*Presentation Skills for Information Professionals

Feedback from previous delegates has been superlative, focusing on the relevance and practicality of the course content. Typical responses to UKeiG courses:
"Amazingly useful. Loads of interesting themes emerged. Practical examples. Great pace. Excellent discussions with colleagues."
"Such an informative and relevant course. Great, interesting range of tasks and the course leader was so engaging."
"Brilliant, informative course."
"Really interesting - learnt lots of new things!"


The Tony Kent Strix Annual Memorial Lecture 2018 Friday November 23rd

The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG), in partnership with the International Society for Knowledge Organisation UK (ISKO UK), the Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group (RSC CICAG) and the British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group (BCS IRSG), is delighted to announce that the winner of the prestigious Tony Kent Strix Memorial Award for 2018, in recognition of her contributions to the field of information retrieval, is Professor Pia Borlund (Department of Archivistics, Library and Information Science at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway).


The Award was presented by Doug Veal (Strix Chair) and David Ball (UKeiG Chair) and accepted by Dr Andrew MacFarlane on Professor Borlund’s behalf on the afternoon of Friday November 23rd2018, at the Geological Society, Piccadilly, London. Professor Borlund will present the next Strix Memorial Lecture on Friday November 29th, 2019 at the same venue. ‘I’m very pleased and very, very honoured to receive the Tony Kent Strix Award. It’s an honour to join the past recipients who I have admired and respected since I was a student. I thank Professor Diane Sonnenwald for the nomination.’


Maarten de Rijke, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam and 2017 winner of the prestigious Tony Kent Strix Award, delivered a free lecture: 'Retrieval as Interaction', comparing the off-line and online development phases of information retrieval systems.


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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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