Libraries, Resources and Information Management for External Engagement

10:30 - 16:00 Tuesday 25 May 2010
Lakeside Centre,Aston University

This is a FREE one-day event, exploring the role of library and information management services in support of their institution's engagement with external partners.

Extending access to resources and data to external organisations and individuals can represent a significant change in policy, process and responsibility for libraries and information management services. This could see services acting, not only as gatekeepers with expertise in the curation and management of learning resources, licensed materials, research data and publications, but also as part of a shopfront for the knowledge assets of their institution. This workshop provides an opportunity for you to explore the challenges presented by such a strategic change, as well as exchange experience and solutions to common issues.

It will also demonstrate how (and why) the term Business and Community Engagement (BCE) is increasingly being used to describe strategic engagement activity. In particular, the relationship with other terminology and concepts in current usage and the strategic importance of BCE in the future landscape for UK HE and FE institutions will be highlighted.

Speakers will share their experiences, from both the library and information service and external engagement perspectives. The presentations will be complemented by discussion sessions, focused around key issues and the practical support available from the JISC Business and Community Engagement (BCE) Programme.

About the JISC Business and Community Engagement (BCE) Programme

The JISC Business and Community Engagement (BCE) programme is designed to support institutions as they meet new strategic challenges presented by the increasing importance of their relationships with commercial, public sector, cultural, social and civic organisations.

This event is being delivered through the JISC BCE Programme, as part of the Awareness and Education for the Wider JISC Community project. This project is aimed specifically at staff working in internal support and enabling services and considers how BCE-driven strategies could shape and influence their current and future roles.

Event tag(s): #bce #bcelib

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