ADN Autumn Meeting
The Associate Directorsâ€™ Network met on 24 and 25 October in the splendid setting of the Royal Society in London, with 19 members of the network present.
The first afternoon was devoted to the role of the library as publisher. First, we held a debate, at which the motion was â€œThe library should take a lead in the institution by offering an in-house publishing optionâ€. We voted on the motion both before and after the debate, and there was a slight move in support of the motion. We also heard a presentation from Stuart Lewis about the Open Journal System at Edinburgh.
Friday morning was spent looking at change and innovation. Simon Bains and Liz Waller presented case studies from Manchester and York respectively, and the following discussion showed that as well as common problems, there are solutions and examples of good practice which can be shared. After lunch, we heard reports from the strategic strands and spoke about their work.
Thanks are due to RLUK staff for supporting the organisation of the event. We meet again in March as part of the Membersâ€™ Meeting in York
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