On Wednesday 11 December, the sixth CITE Forum took place at Mary Ward House in London with over 60 delegates from UK Higher Education institutions in attendance. The forum had a range of speakers from different universities and partner organisations, covering different topics relating to Higher Education, copyright and information technology.
The day began with a moving tribute to Marion Kelt, written by Jane Secker and delivered by Sharon Cocker. Marion was Research and Open Access Librarian at Glasgow Caledonian University and CITE committee member who sadly passed away earlier this year. The tribute was a great way to remember Marion and the contributions she made to the copyright and academic library world.
The forum kicked off with updates from CLA staff; James Bennett, Sarah Brear and David Duffield, who provided updates and insight into various elements of the CLA Higher Education Licence and the Digital Content Store (DCS). Kevin O’Donovan from LSE, also gave a presentation on the DCS search enhancements, praising CLA’s responsiveness to customer needs, and the speed at which the changes were delivered.
The morning continued with an extremely informative presentation from University of Nottingham’s Caroline Lloyd who shared best practice regarding improving the accessibility of scans using Abby Finereader. This was followed by a talk from Jacqueline Widdowson, Chair of CILIP Public Libraries Group, who provided delegates with some interesting tips from public libraries on engaging users.
The afternoon began with a second presentation from CLA’s David Duffield who shared how product management techniques could be used for academic library projects.
Taking a break from the Information Technology side of things, attendees were then treated to a presentation from Dr Emily Hudson, a law academic from King’s College London, who gave some in-depth but accessible guidance to librarians on using the s30 Quotation exception, and even got everyone listening to Kraftwerk!
This year’s breakout session allowed attendees to get into groups and discuss issues they have with scanning quality and also come up with suggestions for creating some guidelines around best practice for scanning quality and copying under the licence. These suggestions will be collated to build a new guideline for scanning quality which will be unveiled at the next CITE meeting.
Bartolomeo Meletti then provided information about Learning on Screen, an organisation that specialises in using audio-visual material in education, and showcased The Game is On! You can read his accompanying article in the latest edition of the CITE Magazine.
The Winter 2019 CITE Forum ended with a talk from the University of Swansea’s Stefano Barazza who considered how Intellectual Property learning could move away from more formal lectures to be supported in the library.
A third CITE Magazine was produced for the event, which included a collection of material from CLA, CITE speakers and other contributors and with cover art from CLA’s Education Licences Manager – Julie Murray. We’ll be publishing the articles on the Higher Education blog over the next few months, but you can also view a digital version on the magazine here. If you were unable to attend the event on the day and you would like a hard copy of the magazine (we have a limited number available) or would like to contribute to the next edition of the CITE magazine or the CLA Higher Education blog, then please do get in touch.
We’d like to thank all of our speakers for the informative and engaging presentations, and to all attendees for participating in the sessions and sharing their ideas. We’re looking forward to the seventh CITE Forum which will be taking place in 2020. You can stay tuned for updates by signing up to our Higher Education newsletter here.