Swets announces UKSG Annual Conference Scholarship Competition

The UKSG conference is the most important annual gathering for all involved in the scholarly information industry.  It provides an invaluable opportunity to learn about the latest industry developments, see the latest available products and services, network with a wide variety of people from the industry and have fun during the many social events that take place!  The event is attended by over 900 delegates and will take place from 14-16 April 2014 at the Harrogate International Centre.

To enter, applicants are asked to complete an essay of no more than 1,000 words on the following topic:
How has managing access to content in your library changed over the last 5 years and what do you think is the future of access management, in terms of providing the best access to content for your library users?

Entries need to be submitted by email with a brief CV to marketing@uk.swets.com by Friday 7th March 2014. All applicants will be notified of the status of their submission.

Entries will be reviewed by a committee comprising:

Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services, Chief Executive of UCL Press, President of LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) and Chair of LERU Chief Information Officers Community (League of European Research Universities)
Jan Wilkinson, University Librarian & Director of The John Rylands Library at the University of Manchester
Fin Galligan, Marketing Specialist at Swets and the main blog author on SwetsBlog

The prize includes:

Attendance at all sessions and drinks receptions
All daytime refreshments and lunches (from Monday up to and inc. Wednesday lunch)
Monday quiz evening and buffet dinner (sponsored by Swets)
Conference dinner on Tuesday
The winning entry will be featured on our popular blog – SwetsBlog.

Terms and conditions

By entering the competition, all entrants agree for their work to be featured on SwetsBlog (if selected) and for Swets to publicly attribute the essay to the author.
The payment of all costs and expenses involved in claiming the prize are the responsibility of the winner.
If the potential winner cannot be contacted an alternate winner may be selected.
An unclaimed prize may not be awarded.  The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
Swets reserves the right to suspend, cancel or modify the prize draw at any time (and for any reason) without notice.
Swets shall not be responsible for damages, losses or liabilities of any kind arising out of or in relation to the prize draw.
The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Entry implies acceptance of these terms and conditions.