2017 Call for Papers

The Northern Collaboration 2017 Conference - Call for Papers


Digital Transformation - responding to the challenge in academic libraries


Friday 8th September 2017, University of York, The Ron Cooke Hub


We invite you to submit a proposal for the 2017 Northern Collaboration conference, to be held on Friday 8th September at the University of York.


Theme: Digital Transformation



Digital transformation may be defined as “the realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every touchpoint in the customer experience lifecycle.” Brian Solis of Altimeter Group (The 2014 State of Digital Transformation).


How are colleagues from Northern Collaboration institutions responding to this challenge? We want to hear about your projects and initiatives which are embracing digital technologies to enhance the user experience. This may relate to innovations in teaching and learning, student experience, research support, or communication and engagement with our wider communities.


Who can submit a proposal?


We welcome papers from all colleagues working within Northern Collaboration member institutions and we particularly encourage submissions from those who are looking to present for the first time. Experienced presenters are also welcome to submit a proposal.

Submissions are invited from individuals, as well as collaborative contributions from within one institution or across NC institutions.  


How to submit a proposal

We are accepting three different types of proposal, as follows:

  • Short paper - 20 minute presentation with 5 minutes for questions

  • Workshop - 45 minute workshop with interactive elements

  • Lightning talk - 10 minutes


We would particularly like to see proposals which include innovative methods of presentation that aim to engage and interact with the audience.

Submissions will be reviewed and selected by a panel, and submission outcomes will be notified by the end of May.

Please click here to complete the proposal form.


If you have any queries or questions about submitting a proposal, please contact northerncollabconf@gmail.com

Please return your completed form to northerncollabconf@gmail.com with the subject of ‘NC 2017 Conference Paper Submission’ by the deadline of Monday 8th May 2017.