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Online Journal Discovery and Delivery: Working with libraries and industry intermediaries to maximise readership (ALPSP Training Course)

Date: 25 March 2018 to 28 March 2018
Location: Sheffield, UK

iConference 2018 will take place Sunday, March 25 through Wednesday, March 28, 2018 and will be jointly organised by two iSchools in the UK: The University of Sheffield’s Information School and the iSchool at Northumbria.

The Information School at Sheffield has been at the forefront of developments in the information field for more than fifty years. The School’s research reflects influences from computing, health, chemistry and different arts and humanities and social sciences disciplines, as well as experience from professional practice in information roles. The iSchool at Northumbria University engages in theoretical and practical research exploring the relationships between people and information through a variety of systems and technologies and focuses on the two interrelated themes of: information behaviour and interactions; and data, information and records management.

iConference 2018 will be hosted in Sheffield, a city of stunning landscapes – the greenest in Europe, creative, welcoming and rich in culture and history, but with a modern outlook and lots to see and do. The main events will be held at the University of Sheffield which has excellent conferencing facilities. The campus is on the western edge of the city centre and is easy to get to on foot or by bus or tram from a range of University-approved hotels.

Sheffield is centrally located within the UK and is easy to get to, being well served by national road and rail networks and with excellent local transport. Manchester, Leeds/Bradford and Nottingham East Midlands airports are all about an hour’s travel time from Sheffield. Manchester Airport is served by a wide range of international carriers and has a direct rail link to Sheffield both day and night, while both Leeds/Bradford and Nottingham, East Midlands offer a range of links within Europe. Both London airports (Heathrow and Gatwick) are accessible by rail with just one change of train.

The theme of iConference 2018, Transforming Digital Worlds, will be the importance of the information field in transforming the increasingly data-driven world. There are many issues facing the digital world, from technical through to sociological challenges and, with their focus on people, information and technology, iSchools are uniquely placed to tackle these challenges. We aim to bring together thinkers and leaders from academia, industry and not-for-profit organisations, to discuss emerging challenges and potential solutions for information and data management in our rapidly changing world.

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