Meet our 2018 sponsors


Askews & Holts are our main sponsor for the 2018 conference.


Askews & Holts @AskewsAcademic

Askews Academic supply print, eBook and multi-media material through the most cost-effective acquisitions process available and we have developed our systems to fully meet the demands of today’s library, in terms of speed of delivery and 24/7 access.

Working with our partner company Gardner’s Books, the UK’s largest book wholesaler, our well managed and efficient supply chain delivers swiftly to help libraries meet student and researcher expectations.

Our eBook service VLeBooks, provides a market leading solution for managing digital rights and challenging budgets, whilst ensuring users have seamless access to content just when they need it.

UK based for over 140 years, we are committed to fully supporting libraries as they deliver to their customers; helping them to meet their institutional aims through specialised and responsive customer support.




Adam Matthew Digital @AdamMatthewGrp

Adam Matthew Digital publishes unique primary sources from archives around the world. We believe that at the heart of education is the freedom to think critically. We reimagine primary sources, to empower current and future generations to challenge, analyse and debate. Our award-winning collections span the humanities and social sciences, from medieval manuscripts to 20th century global politics. Visit for details of our latest titles, including landmark newspaper collection Service Newspapers of World War II, and the latest module of East India Company, utilising exclusive Handwritten Text Recognition search technology for handwritten manuscripts.


Browns Books for Students @BrownsBFS

We are a long established and respected supplier of books and eBooks to schools and FE/HE Colleges.  At Browns Books for Students we are proud of our reputation for providing a quality service, competitive pricing and next day delivery. Our unique educational website is host to every UK book in print and contains over 6 million titles. We can take orders online by post, fax or email, with real time stock level availability, discounted pricing displayed and reporting on all orders. For more information regarding services visit

Chest Agreements @ChestAgreements
Chest is a brand of Eduserv, a not-for-profit provider of industry-leading technology advice, engineering and support. Eduserv supports public sector organisations to make better use of technology for public benefit. Chest works with suppliers of software and publishers of online resources to deliver pricing and licence terms and conditions that meet the specific needs of UK and Irish universities and colleges. It is estimated that Chest Agreements saved the academic community in excess of £70 million in licence fees last year. Phone: 0300 121 0878


Content Online @content_online

Content Online is a leading provider of Journals, Conference Proceedings, Standards, eBooks, eLearning and much more on behalf of the following leading publishers:

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • SAE International
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • ASTM International
  • The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Morgan & Claypool
  • The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).


Serving the academic, corporate and government markets; our small dedicated team covers the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark and Estonia. We’re committed to delivering access to products, services and technologies that are tailor-made to the needs of our customers and help libraries and other institutions in providing seamless digital access to their users. Our experienced team of Account Managers take pride in building strong relationships, striving to give you the best solutions, with outstanding customer service and unsurpassed value for money. Discover more at


Dawson Books @DawsonBooks

Dawson Books is a world-class international supplier of academic and professional books, ebooks, shelf ready and information services for academic, professional, and research institutions. We provide innovative digital solutions which interact between the essential components of the book supply chain. Our dawsonenter database offers a “one stop shop” for library staff to explore, discover and acquire print and electronic books. Our ebook platform, dawsonera, provides seamless access to over 600,000 ebooks from leading academic publishers. Please visit our stand to discuss our services and latest digital developments with our friendly sales team.



EBSCO is a leading provider of content and technology for all libraries and academic research institutions. Our portfolio includes EBSCO Discovery Service™, EBSCOnet® which is used in over 10,000 Libraries around the world, the world's premier research service including full-text databases, subject indexes, digital archives, and eBooks. Further additions to our product family include GOBI Library Solutions (Print and eBook acquisition management and collection development tools) and Flipster, our digital magazine platform. EBSCO has also recently invested time and resources in the development of 'open' technologies such as LISTA, Open Dissertations and FOLIO.



Kortext @kortext1

Kortext is a world-leading digital textbook and personal study platform providing access to over 500,000 etextbooks from over 1,000 publishers, as well as the ability to download OER content, coursepacks, lecture notes, presentation slides and other materials. Students can also annotate, view interactive content and collaborate with peers, meaning they can connect with content in a more engaging manner. Kortext also provides analytics dashboards, which give deeper insights into learning habits, inform decision making and help create personalised learning paths. The platform is being adopted worldwide, from single course to whole institution, to help learners study anytime, anywhere.



OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC's WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.


Talis @talis

Talis help universities in eight countries, including over 60% of all UK universities, to manage and deliver learning resources online. Talis services integrate with all major ILS and LMS solutions together with a range of authentication services, Reproduction Rights Organisations (RRO), bookstores and providers. The cloud-based SaaS system hosts nearly 500,000 reading lists, with over 20 million references, serving in excess of 176 million views of reading lists by students each year. For more information about Talis, visit



Veruscript @Veruscript

Veruscript understands the need for a different approach to academic publishing. We publish focused, open access journals across the sciences, humanities and social sciences and, unlike most publishers, reward our peer reviewers. Additionally, we offer professional, cost-effective, end-to-end publishing services to societies and institutions, empowering the community to launch its own journals and to take back control of publishing (we charge just £300 per article).


ExLibris @ExLibrisGroup

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for higher education. Offering SaaS solutions for the management and discovery of the full spectrum of library and scholarly materials, as well as mobile campus solutions driving student engagement and success, Ex Libris serves thousands of customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.


NAG @UKLibrariesNAG

NAG is a professional organisation for people responsible for or interested in the acquisition, management and development of library resources in libraries of all types. It is run by its members for its members. NAG produces impartial good practice guidelines and standards relating to its core purpose. It offers opportunities for education and training, knowledge sharing and networking through its annual conference and a regular series of regional seminars and workshops. Members benefit from discounts on events. NAG is a voice for everyone associated with library and information resources – librarians, information officers, publishers and service suppliers – providing leadership and a source of shared expertise for its membership.


ProQuest @ProQuest

ProQuest is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so that people and institutions use time effectively. And because ProQuest connects information communities, complex networks of systems and processes work together efficiently. With ProQuest, finding answers and deriving insights is straightforward and leads to extraordinary outcomes. ProQuest and its companies and affiliates – Ex Libris, Alexander Street, Bowker -- stand for better research, better learning, better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world.




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