2017 Conference sponsored by ProQuest & Ex Libris


The Northern Collaboration 2017 Conference

Digital Transformation - responding to the challenge in academic libraries

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




Date:         Friday 8th September 2017                     

Venue:      The Ron Cooke Hub, University of York

Theme:     Digital Transformation

Keynote Speakers: 

  • Anne Horn, Director of Library Services, University of Sheffield. 
  • Eric Stoller, Education consultant and speaker.

Sponsors: ProQuest & Ex Libris, Askews & Holts, Capita, Dawson Books, OCLC, Veruscript. Find out more about our sponsors here

Click here to see the conference programme


Read the conference abstracts here - please make a note of the session numbers you would like to attend. Once you have booked your place, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link from which you will choose your parallel sessions.

Awarded places - several awarded places are available for the conference. Find out if you are eligible here


Accommodation - details on hotels and accommoation in the local area can be seen here


Networking Evening - the evening before the conference, we're going on a Ghost Walk around the historic streets of York - join us if you dare! Afterwards, we'll  be having a bite to eat and a few drinks at a local pub. If you think you'd like to come along we'd appreciate it if you could register your interest when filling out the survey in the email that you will receive after booking your conference ticket.




The 2017 Conference Planning team includes:

Laura Barker, LJMU; Jenny Campbell, Newcastle; Theresa Cannon, Teesside; Penny Dunn, Huddersfield; Antonio Garcia-Fernandez, York; Nicola Gregory, MMU; Dominic Hunt, Manchester; Nicola Kerr, Liverpool; Alison Morton, Sheffield; Hardy Schwamm, Lancaster; Emma Spivey, NC Development Officer.

Contact details: If you have any queries, please contact the planning team by emailing: northerncollabconf@gmail.com