As has been highlighted by recent studies (links included below) and listserv discussions amongst librarians, users face many challenges in finding, logging into, and using online resources - and that many stop using them as a result.
To address these issues, we are holding a free workshop for publishers, content owners and service providers to discuss how we can work together to improve discovery, access, and usage of e-resources.
The workshop will take place at JISC Collections, Brettenham House, 5 Lancaster Place, London, WC2E 7EN (view map) from 10am – 4pm.
To register, please complete the registration form
Read the Publisher Interface Study and the User Behaviour in Resource Discovery (UBiRD) which explore the issues surrounding the user experience and present recommendations on how publishers and librarians can help improve it
10.00 - 10. 15 Coffee
10.15 – 10.30 Aims of the day
Mark Williams, JISC Collections
10.30 – 11.10 UBiRD presentation
William Wong & Hanna Stelmaszewska, Middlesex University
11.10 – 11.30 Q&A on UBiRD
Caren Milloy, JISC Collections
11.30 – 11.40 Break
11.45 – 12.30 Discovery issues from the publisher interface study
Rhys Smith, JANET UK
12.30 – 1.00 The library view
Sarah Taylor, University of Bolton
1.00 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30 – 2.15 Publisher roundtable discussion
2.15 – 2.45 Feedback
2.45 – 3.00 The EduID business case
Geoff Curtis, Curtis & Cartwright
3.00 – 3.30 Way forward
Mark Williams & Caren Milloy
Please Contact Mark Williams firstname.lastname@example.org, T – 02030066042 with any questions.
The following resource providers have indicated that they will be attending:
The Roland Collections
Gale, part of Cengage Learning
Oxford University Press
Professional Enginnering Publishing
The Scientific World
Ingenta (Publishing Technology)
Cambridge University Press