2018 COSI EMEA Conference


Venue:  The Bristol Hotel(link is external) Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QF
Tel:       (+44) 0117 923 0333
Date:    12-13 July
Training day: 11 July
This year's conference will cost the following (two different rates):
  • Early Bird (until 25th May):
    • £375.00 includes hotel booking (2 nights - 11th - 12th July)
    • £130.00 without hotel booking 
    • £65.00 daily rate
    • £30 conference guest dinner rate 
    • £50.00 training day (11th July) 
  • Standard rate (26th May onwards):
    • No bookings can be made at the conference hotel - need to book your own hotel)
    • £100 daily rate
    • £30 conference guest dinner rate 
    • £50.00 training day (11th July)

Please note: if you present at the conference then you can get a speaker discount on the conference fee of 10%.

Please note: The Thursday day rate and 2 day rate includes the conference dinner, whether you are able to attend the dinner or not. The £30 cost is for additional guests who are not attending the conference during the day.
The dinner is kindly sponsored by SirsiDynix and we assume you are attending unless you tell us otherwise. Please let us know if you are not able to attend to ensure tables are planned accordingly and food does not go to waste.

Presentation session topics for the 2018 Conference will be listed here once they are confirmed and will include:

LibrariesWest Open Data
Open data is simply data that anyone can access, share, and make use of. In local government there are requirements for certain datasets to be published, which are listed in the Local Government Transparency Code 2015.

LibrariesWest is committed to publishing open data, and we have made several datasets available from our Symphony Library Management System (LMS). They include data on library membership, movement of stock, the catalogue, as well as other aspects of library use and operations. The datasets are anonymised, and freely available for anyone to download and use.

During this presentation we will describe and demonstrate the datasets that we have made available, along with the processes and technical infrastructure that we have put in place to support the publication of open data. Finally, we will provide some insights into how this data is being used.

The speakers will be confirmed in due course.

The Key Note Speaker this year is Dr Jane Secker, who will be talking on 'Teaching Information and Copyright Literacy: the role of librarians'
Dr Jane Secker is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London. Prior to this she was the Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at LSE. Jane is Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and co-founder of the UK information literacy conference, LILAC. She is the author of several books, including Rethinking Information Literacy: a practical framework for supporting learning co-authored with Emma Coonan and Copyright and E-learning a guide for Practitioners co-authored with Chris Morrison. She has been a member of the Universities UK Copyright Negotiation and Advisory Committee since 2006, which negotiates licenses for the higher education sector and advises Universities UK on national and EU copyright initiatives. Jane maintains the website copyrightliteracy.org with Chris, where their copyright educational resources such as Copyright the Card Game and The Publishing Trap can be downloaded. They tweet as @UKCopyrightLit

More details, including the booking form, arrangements, session topics etc. will be added in due course as we receive confirmed information.