Upcoming Breakfasts

This page last updated 5th December 2018

December 2018 BIC BREAKFAST 
Securing a Single Digital Presence in UK Public Libraries
Wednesday 12th December 2018, 9-10:30am

Sponsored by:  Bowker logo

With funding from both the Arts Council England (ACE) and Carnegie UK, the British Library is leading a scoping study on the rationale for a ‘single digital presence’ for the UK’s public libraries.

Funded by Arts Council England and the Carnegie UK Trust, the project will investigate user expectations and demand for what a national online platform for public libraries might deliver and how this could reflect the best of what public libraries can offer. A key part of the study is to explore how this could promote public library use (including physical visits) as well as amplifying the impact and importance of libraries at local, national and international level. The development of a single digital presence of this kind was one of the key recommendations of William Sieghart’s 2014 Independent Library Report for England and the 2018 study builds on previous thinking by the Single Digital Libraries Presence Steering Group and a report by Bibliocommons, commissioned by the Society of Chief Librarians in 2015, plus a roundtable convened by Arts Council England and the Carnegie Trust UK in 2016.

This event is a great opportunity to find out more about this exciting project, its emerging recommendations, and to ask any questions that you may have.You can find out more about the project here.

Who should attend?
This BIC Breakfast will be of interest to any organisations in the library sector, including libraries (Public as well as Academic), library stock suppliers, library systems suppliers, service providers and data aggregators. 

Hosted by: 
Alaina-Marie Bassett, Business Manager, BIC
Jack Tipping, Publisher Relations Manager, ProQuest Bowker 

Our speakers will include:
Liz White, Head of Strategy Development, British Library
Claire Robe, Relationship Manager, Libraries, London, Arts Council England
Nick Poole, Chief Executive Officer, CILIP

To register for your ticket to attend this BIC Breakfast, please click here.
Tickets for this event are FREE for BIC Members but there is a nominal fee for non-members. 

Spaces are limited at all BIC Breakfasts and are allocated on a first-to-register basis. Please do not sign up for this event unless you intend to attend on the day.



If for any reason you are unable to attend a BIC Breakfast in person (or if you find the session to be sold-out), please be aware that it is now possible to watch our BIC Breakfasts via Twitter. Simply go to @BIC1UK, look out for a tweet from our account (which will be sent at approximately 9:25am on the date of the event) and click on the link provided in this tweet which will redirect you to Periscope to watch the event live (online)!

Also, if you are not able to attend but have a question for one of our speakers then do get in touch. Either tweet at @BIC1UK (before or during the event) or contact info@bic.org.uk (prior to the event) to have your question put to our speakers.

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Please read the full Sponsorship Package proposal here.

If your organisation is interested in contributing ideas for a future BIC Breakfast or would like to sponsor one, please do get in touch with Alaina-Marie Bassett, BIC's Business Manager, on: info@bic.org.uk or give her a call: +44(0) 20 7255 0513.



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Bowker is the world's leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions designed to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. The company is focused on developing various tools and products that make books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience. Bowker, the US ISBN agency, manages UK bibliographic data and delivers a comprehensive UK data source to book information researchers and buyers.