February 4, 2019

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Wednesday May 15th 2019 sees NAG host the 10th edition of its highly successful Collection Development Seminar, taking place again at The Studio in Birmingham. This year the focus is on sharing knowledge around collection mapping tools and approaches; futureproofing collections; and risk management and emergency planning.

You can book now here

Our speakers are:

    • Amy Stubbing and David Morgan, Royal Holloway University of London: Using collection mapping to improve user experience.
    • Fiona Hughes, Manchester Metropolitan University: Planning for what you don’t want to happen: The Library & Special Collections Emergency Management and Salvage Plan at Manchester Metropolitan University.
    • Christopher Senior, Leeds University: Streamlined Collection Management using Categorisation: The Leeds Method and Practice
    • Jane Faux and Janet Smith, Newman University: Finding the recipe for success: streamlining a journals collection.
    • Robin Armstrong-Viner, Jonathan Allen, Sarah Field, University of Kent: Towards Integrated Physical & Digital Collection Management.
    • Maggie Sarjantson and Lisa McFarlane, University of Hull: Creating the Teaching Reserve.


We will provide an opportunity for interactive learning with an hour’s workshop from JISC: Mainstreaming open e-books: transforming culture, services and practices to acquire open?

Booking is now open here at our usual price of £160 + VAT for NAG Members and £210 for non-members.  Remember that you can join us from just £55 as a personal member.

The venue (The Studio) is very close to Birmingham New Street Station and we expect the day to run from 10am to 4pm.  Hot lunch, coffee and snacks are provided along with free WiFi.  We will be using Glisser to share slides so do bring your laptops and tablets along.  We will also be tweeting with the hashtag #NAGcd10.

full programme and paper abstracts with speaker biographies are available on these links.

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Our Silver event sponsors are Adam Matthew, OCLC and Proquest.

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Full sponsorship opportunities details are available here.