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The Northern Collaboration is a consortium of 29 higher education libraries in the north of England. Member libraries must also be members of SCONUL.



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Nov 28th - Content SIG LX, Liverpool - more info here


Nov 20th - Multi Professional Teams, Huddersfield

Purchasing Strategies - Manchester Metropolitan, December 13th 2016 - report here

Learning Spaces, University of Sunderland, spring 2017 - more info to follow

Embedding Open Access Learning Exchange - see Storify here

ebook Delivery & Support - took place on  December 10th at Hull - Agenda & Presentation Links

Our Value & Impact Learning Exchange took place on June 11th at Salford - see Storify here

The New Technologies Learning Exchange took place on May 15th - see Storify here

Read about our recent Developing Archives Learning Exchange here         

Read about our recent Strategic Marketing Learning Exchange here

NC Conference


Our 2020 conference will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Friday 4th September**


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2018 Conference Presentations


University Collaboration - Veruscript Blog






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2017 Presentations available here


2017 Storify available here



2017 delegate brochure available here



See our 2016 conference Storify here



2016 presentations on Slide Share here

2016 delegate reviews here




See our 2015 conference Storify here 



Click here to see our 2015 conference presentations

Our 2015 Conference, sponsored by OCLC, was held on Thursday 10th September at Leeds Beckett University    More info

2014 Conference – Engagement & Audiences – presentations, photographs and reports.


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Discount available to all NC members - more here

Value & Impact SIG formed - read more

Archives & Special Collections SIG to be formed - read more



Virtual Enquiry Services successful 12 month pilot leads to full NC service – read more

Undergraduate Borrowing Scheme reciprocal borrowing pilot continues – read more