#RLUK17 Call for papers closes 25 November

RLUK is inviting proposals for papers, workshops and speed presentations for our 2017 Conference. The theme is 'The Future of Research' and we are inviting proposals not limited to the following themes:
  • Libraries as drivers of innovation and change
  • Scholarly communications: embracing disruptive technologies and platforms
  • Hiring and firing up: nurturing creativity and innovation from the coalface
  • Going global: the case for international collaborations and working
  • The impact of Brexit on the future of research
  • How our libraries are redefining their purpose and their offer
  • The politics of the teaching excellence framework (TEF)
The RLUK Conference is open to all in the library and academic communities, from the UK, Ireland and beyond. Find out more on the conference website.
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DCDC16 Keynote videos published

Keynote presentations from DCDC16 are now available to view on the DCDC Conference website:

  • Phil Lyons and Sarah Coward from the National Holocaust Centre and Museum on the Forever Project, an ambitious 3d interactive programme that will preserve the voice of Holocaust survivors for generations to come.
  • Jeff James, Chief Executive and Keeper of The National Archives on the new strategic vision for archives.
  • Nicola Wright, Director of Library Services at the London School of Economics on the Women's Library.
Call for papers open for the second Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Science, and Humanities conference taking place 14-15 June 2017 at the University of Sussex.
Read the post-conference report from DCDC16 by RLUK's Fiona Bradley and Christina Kamposiori.
In the context of Open Access policies in the UK, what is a “repository”? Read more...

Curious Objects is the second major exhibition at the University of Cambridge, in celebration of their 600th anniversary. The exhibition runs from November 3, 2016 to March 21, 2017. Read more...

White Rose University Press (WRUP) is an open access digital university press, run jointly by the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It was launched in January 2016 as one of only a handful of new university presses, and the only jointly-run academic press, in the UK. Read more...

Nicola Wright, Director of Library Services at LSE has been elected as the new RLUK Vice-Chair. She will automatically become RLUK Chair following the AGM in March 2017.

On December 1st at 3pm CET, LIBER will hold its first ever webinar on the recently released LIBER survey on Research Data Services in Europe, with insights from internationally renowned researcher Professor Carol Tenopir, who played a key role in the study. A maximum of 100 spots are available. If you would like to join the webinar, please sign up at

Survey of Wellcome researchers and their attitudes to open research published. Read more...

Call for papers open for Researchers, practitioners and the archived web

Call for papers open for Radical Collections: radicalism and libraries and archives. Read more...

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