November 8, 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us at #NAGcd9 for “Practical Solutions to Impossible Problems” in Leeds.  Our speakers were:

Eric Jackson (Leeds Beckett University), “Thinking outside the (Process) Box: Adopting NAG servicing guidelines.”

Graeme Gamblin, Ann Stairmand-Jackson and Nikki Griffin (Birmingham City University), “The journey from Librarian- to criteria-based book ordering: are we there yet?”

Hazel Grainger and Richard Swales (Bath Spa University), “How do you solve a problem like… an entirely rewritten undergraduate curriculum with no extra budget?”

Antonio Garcia Fernandez and Ben Catt (University of York), “Provision of high demand reading material at University of York Library.”

Ken Chad (Ken Chad Consulting Ltd), “Moving from management information to data driven intelligence: the impact on collection development.”

Mandy Harper and Frances Machell (University of Birmingham), “Mission impossible! – The challenges and solutions of setting up a branch library in Dubai.”

EricWe also offered an interactive workshop session from Jane Secker and Chris Morrison (Universities UK / GuildHE Copyright Negotiation and Advisory Committee) about understanding the value of the CLA Licence and its role in content acquisition in higher education.




pie chartThe day ended with a panel session for all the speakers.

panelSo far the feedback has been positive overall with comments such as “Nice to hear optimistic approaches to familiar problems” but do contribute your opinions to shape our next events on our Feedback form.


A huge thank you to our Exhibitors and sponsors: Dawson Books, de Gruyter, EBSCO, Policy Press and Proquest.