A & I: R.I.P.?

 

 

Friday 13 November, Staff House conference suite, Sackville Street Campus, University of Manchester

As institutional budgets come under increasing pressure, will abstracting and indexing services survive, and do they deserve to?

The widely-held belief was that federated searching and cross-search software developments would help save the A&I services but is this really the case? Services such as Science Direct report that the majority of links to their articles come from Google or Google Scholar. Do our academics, researchers and students simply want Google Scholar attached to a huge PDF dump? If so, why spend valuable funds on anything else?

Will new services - like Summon cross-search software which has an alliance with publishers to index content - challenge the supremacy of Google?

Event Programme

 

10:00

Registration and Coffee

10:30

Welcome from the Chair

Roger Hines, Information Specialist, Sheffield Hallam

10:35

Bibliometrics and the REF. What do researchers want or need for the future?

Tim Wales, Associate Director (E strategy) Royal Holloway

 

11:15

Summon - Holy Grail or Leaky Cup?

Rory McCready, University of Liverpool

12:00

The State of the A+I Market - The publisher's perspective?

Mark Furneaux , currently from Wize Nordic and previouslyCSA

12:30

Is there evidence of library cancellations? - results of the JIBS survey

12:40

Lunch††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

1:15

JIBS Annual General Meeting

1:45

The Debate : This house believes that A&I is RIP

 

1:45 Chairís opening comments

1:50 To Propose the motion††† Graham Stone, E-Resources Manager and Institutional Repository Administrator at the University of Huddersfield.

2:20 Questions and comments from the floor

2:40 To Oppose the motion : Nick Woolley, Information Specialist , Kings College London

3:10 Questions and comments from the floor

3:30 Final summaries from the speakers

 

3:40

Vote on the motion

3:45

Close

 

Venue

Staff House conference suite, Sackville Street Campus, University of Manchester

How to get to the venue

http://media.stars.manchester.ac.uk/files/conference/meeting/sackstroute.pdf

Map of the venue

http://www.conference.manchester.ac.uk/meetingmanchester/location/sackvillestreetsite/

Fee

The workshop and lunch are FREE to members of organizations that are JIBS members and 50 GBP to non members.

To find out if your Institution is a member, please see the list on our web site.

Details about Institutional membership can be found at http://www.jibs.ac.uk/aboutus/membership.html. JIBS membership allows staff to attend our regular events for free.

Booking Form

To book a place, please complete the booking form.Closing date for booking: 5 November 2009

 

The debate and lunch are FREE to members of organisations that are JIBS members and 50 GBP to non members.

To find out if your Institution is a member, please see the list on our web site.