From discovery to log-in and use: a workshop for publishers, content owners and service providers (London, 25 June 2010, registration free)

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

Draft programme


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


3.30                              End

Please Contact Mark Williams, T – 02030066042 with any questions.

The following resource providers have indicated that they will be attending:

The Roland Collections

Hodder Education

RSC Publishing



Thomson Reuters

Gale, part of Cengage Learning

Oxford University Press

Bloomsbury Academic


Professional Enginnering Publishing

The Scientific World




Thomas Telford

Informa (T&F)

Ingenta (Publishing Technology)

Cambridge University Press



Palgrave Macmillan