Meet our 2019 sponsors


We are pleased to welcome 

Browns Books for Students

as our Gold sponsor



Browns Books for Students @BrownsBFS 

Browns Books for Students are a long established and respected supplier of books and eBooks to schools, Colleges and Universities.  We are proud of our reputation for providing a quality service, competitive ricing, next day delivery and exceptional customer service.  Our unique educational website is host to every UK book in print and contains over 7.5 million titles.  Whether you are looking for an Amazon style supply, or a shelf ready service, we can tailor our service to your needs.





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Adam Matthew Digital @AdamMatthewGrp

Adam Matthew Digital publishes unique collections from archives around the world. 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.


Anybook @AnybookLtd is a second-hand book company established in 1998, working with hundreds of libraries across the United Kingdom and Ireland. We specialise in taking withdrawn book stock, selling it on the internet and giving the profits back to libraries. 

We aim to generate the most income from a library's withdrawn stock in order to give the most back. We use our own vans and drivers for collections, our drivers are even happy to pack the books up for you. 

If you might be interested in using please do not hesitate to get in touch!


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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.


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EBSCO is a leading provider of content and technology for all libraries and academic research institutions.  Our portfolio includes EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) which is used in over 10,000 Libraries around the world, EBSCOnet®, our online serials management portal, EBSCOhost®, 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.


iTS: Info Technology Supply Ltd @infotechsupply

iTS is a leading software development company specialising in access management, booking systems, cost recovery, desktop management utilities, e-resource management and track and control solutions. Customers of all sizes from the education, public library, legal, corporate and government sectors rely on our solutions.

We regularly update our solutions to deliver features requested by our customers and all our solutions are designed to be easy to use and configure. We pride ourselves on understanding the needs of our customers and have been supplying quality, reliable software solutions for over thirty years.


Kortext @kortext

Kortext is a leading digital textbook and personal study platform providing access to over 500,000 etextbooks from over 1,000 publishers, including Pearson, McGraw, Wiley, Cengage and OER publishers. Available online and offline, students and lecturers can annotate, synchronise across devices, view interactive content and collaborate with peers, connecting with content in a more engaging manner.
Working with universities and libraries, Kortext integrates into learning ecosystems, including access through VLE, authentication systems (eg Shibboleth), discovery tools and RLMSs, enabling equitable access.
Kortext’s analytics dashboard, gives insights into learning habits, informs decision making and helps create personalised learning paths. From a single-course to the whole institution, Kortext helps learners study anytime, anywhere.

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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.


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.

Visit us to learn more:  @ProQuest



Springshare @springshare

Springshare is a leading cloud-based software provider. Our librarian-first platform includes:

LibGuides, the most popular curation and knowledge-sharing tool for libraries;

LibAnswers, an online reference and help-desk platform now with 24/7 Cooperative Staffing;

LibCal, the complete calendaring & room booking solution for libraries;

LibInsight, a single platform to store and analyze all library data;

LibWizard, the forms, surveys, quizzes, and tutorial building app;

LibCRM, build and maintain relationships with the community;

LibStaffer, manage staff schedules and service point staffing.




Telepen @TelepenLtd


With over 3 decades of experience supplying library technology, Telepen have become the leading supplier of Access Control and Room Booking to academic libraries. Our product range includes the Juno Access Control Gate System, Secure Room Booking, providing remote management and keyless access to group study rooms and StudyTime, a mobile app offering a solution to desk hogging. More recently we now also supply a full range of RFID self-service equipment, book security and book sorting solutions.

Telepen are dedicated to developing library solutions that enhance the user experience and in collaboration with our customers we continue to create cutting edge solutions.



LibraryH3lp @libraryh3lp

LibraryH3lp first appeared in 2008, starting out as software to support an after-hours chat and instant messaging virtual reference collaboration. Today LibraryH3lp is the premier Ask a Librarian software platform used daily by hundreds of libraries, non-profits, and educators. LibraryH3lp interoperates easily with the digital products libraries already use and includes modules for:

  • real-time chat
  • texting
  • visual sharing (screensharing, snapshots, screencasts and slideshows), 
  • FAQ knowledgebase
  • email reference

LibraryH3lp scales easily from single libraries to collaborations between libraries to region-wide services and beyond. Chatstaff, a company staffed by professional librarians, partners with LibraryH3lp to provide backup coverage up to 24/7/365.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the NC conference, further information is available here