Make do and mend: alternative routes to information

Tuesday 22nd July 2014 - 10am registration for a 10:30am start. Close by 4pm.

Room B35, Birkbeck, University of London

Where do you do your research? Where do you find reliable information sources? Should we be using the library catalogue, discovery services, open resources, or even Wikipedia? Join us to hear about some unusual approaches to finding content, alongside some we are more familiar with.

Programme:
10:00 - registration and refreshments
10:30 - Welcome and housekeeping
10:35 - Keynote speaker: Professor Frank Rennie, Assistant Principal (Research, Enterprise, and Development), University of the Highlands and Islands. Learning with online social networks
11:15 - Bianca Kramer, Vakspecialist Beta , Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht. The Utrecht Approach
11:45 - Andrew Gray, Library, British Antarctic Survey and Wikimedian in residence, British Library. Reading Wikipedia: an unconventional approach to information
12:15 - Lunch
13:15 - Jon Stroll, Web of Science. The new Web of Science: keeping pace with the evolution of research discovery. Web of Science and Google Scholar
13:45 - Phill Hall, Senior Sales Specialist. Intota: ProQuest Workflow Solutions
14:15 - EDS, Clive Wright Ebsco Director of Discovery Innovation. Engaging researchers in the digital space: what are other libraries doing?
14:50 - Tea
15:10 - Panel discussion with speakers
15:45 - Closing remarks
16:00 - close