‘Value for Money in Research Support: Perplexing problems, practical solutions.’‘Value for Money in Research Support: Perplexing problems, practical solutions.’

8th July 2016 at Brettenham House, London

The event looked at the problems that institutions are facing, how they are tackling them and, hopefully, addressing the problems with practical solutions that will improve research support for researchers and librarians.

Storify of the event


10-10.30 – registration and refreshments
10.30-10.40 – Welcome
10.40-11.15 - David Prosser : Executive Director: RLUK - 'A Sense of Scale - Finding local, national, and international solutions to the challenges of open access'
11.15-11.50 – Jenny Evans: Research Information Manager, Middlesex University - 'Creative thinking: building research support services and systems from the ground up at Middlesex University'
11.50 - 12.10 – coffee
12 10 – 12 45 - Ruth Harrison: Head of Scholarly Communications Management, Imperial - 'Navigating the scholarly communications workflow: supporting researchers at Imperial College London Library'
12.45- 1.30 – lunch
1.30-2.05 – Liam Earney: Director – JISC Collections - 'Constraining the total cost of ownership? The UK experience with negotiations for subscriptions and hybrid open access'
2.05-2.40 – Andrew Simpson : Associate University Librarian, Portsmouth University - 'Making sense for researchers: Finding a practical approach at Portsmouth'
2.40-3.00 – break
3.00-3.30 Q&A