Events and meetings

‘Developing approaches to simplifying licensing for partnerships’
19th June at Brettenham House, London (Directions)
This event will look at the issues of licences with both international and FE partners. It will have a mixture of talks from national bodies and as well as local practitioners and will have a number of workshops where participants can look for possible solutions to the issues raised. The intention is to share and generate ideas to simplify this area, even if outright solutions are not generated
Please note that due to the nature of the discussions, this event will be closed to publishers.

JISC have kindly provided the venue for this event and Eduserv have co-sponsored the running costs.

Booking has now closed for this event.

If you are coming to the event and Tweeting, the hashtag is #sherifpartners

9.30-10.00 Registration and teas/coffees
10.00-10.45 Keynote – Mark Toole, Head of Libraries and Learning Resources, Nottingham Trent University “Partnerships: Here, There and Everywhere”
10.45-11.15 Lightning talks:
Abigail Heath, Partnerships Liaison Librarian, Plymouth University ‘Effective liaison: the challenge of FE partnerships’
Helen Matthews, Middlesex University ‘Slow and steady wins the race…’ (Hare and the tortoise) Are we winning the race? An international partnership licensing update from Middlesex University’
11.15-11.45 Tea
11.45-12.30 Workshop
12.30-1.15 Lunch
1.15-1.45 JISC – Carolyn Alderson, Deputy Director, JISC Collections 'Dealing with partners'
1.45-2.15 Martyn Jansen, Contracts & Legal Manager, Eduserv ‘A simplified model for licensing partners’
2.15-3.00 Workshop
3.00-3.30 Panel
3.30 Event closes

Attendance at our events is free for one person from each member institution
Additional member institution places: £50 per person
Non-member places: £150 per person
Please note we reserve the right to charge any non-attendee the full non-member rate.

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Any cancellations must be received by 12 June 2017. Booked places not cancelled by this date may be invoiced at the relevant rate.

sherif annual membership costs £100 p.a. with a 3 year offer of £275 for HE institutions and £50 p.a. for FE institutions. So, signing up for annual membership allows the institution to send one member free of charge to each of the 2 events held per year.

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Feedback from our February 2017 event:

  • "Really interesting and informative"
  • "It's given me a lot of information and ideas to take back to my library"
  • "Good variety of subject areas"
  • "Great day of shared experience"

For previous events, please go to our Past Events page