May 11, 2022

eBooks Panel: The Futures of Ebook Acquisition – Options, solutions, conclusions

Chaired by:
 Anthony Sinnott (York)

Anthony is Access and Procurement Development Manager at University of York. He oversees the purchase of print & electronic resources, the management of subscriptions & databases, and the operation of the reading list system. Anthony is currently leading a project to implement the Leganto reading lists system and has been tasked with investigating innovative purchasing models that ensure maximum access to resources. He has a background in public libraries, having played a key role in setting up Explore York Libraries and Archives as a Social Enterprise (Industrial and Provident Society with exempt charitable status) and, to participate in wider sector work, currently sits on two Northern Collaboration Special Interest Groups (Content & Enabling).


Andrew Knight (Imperial/JISC Content Strategy Group)

Andrew has been Acquisitions and Content Services Manager at Imperial College London since May 2020. This is a strategic role which looks after acquisitions, metadata and document delivery across seven Imperial College Libraries, identifying and implementing new technologies and innovations, and advising the Library leadership team and colleagues across the College on sector developments.

Andrew represents Imperial College at a sector level on a number of national groups and networks including the Joint consortia tender working party, the SUPC contract management group, and Jisc’s Learning Content expert group. His particular interests are around collection development, open access monographs, and library-supplier relations.

Caren Milloy (JISC)

Rachel Bickley (#ebookSOS)

I am the Liaison, Research and Digital Manager (previously Senior Academic Liaison Librarian) in Library Services at London Metropolitan University, where I have worked for three years. Prior to that I worked in academic liaison roles in various universities around the UK, and I am passionate about fair access to information and knowledge, which is why in 2020 I became one of the activists behind the #ebooksos campaign.