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Collaboration Conference Builds Bridges into a Challenging Future

The Collaboration makes it three in a row, with its third successful conference hosted at the University of Nottingham.

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Inclusion Getting Back to the Basics

Two reports from the Mercian Disability Forum’s first event demonstrate how delegates had a timely moment for reflection and learning, around enhancing accessibility support.


Vicki McGarvey, Staffordshire University

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Rethinking the Online User Experience with Libguides

Coventry based event collates various perspectives and approaches in considering routes to effectively enhancing the online library user experience.

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Mercian Research Data Management Support Group launches

The Mercian RDM Support Group’s launch workshop attracted delegates and discussion, highlighting the level of regional development around the increasingly vital UK Higher Education activity of research data management.

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Conference 2017: Call for Participation Opens

The Conference Group, on behalf of the Mercian Collaboration, are pleased to announce the first Mercian Collaboration Conference 'In Libraries We Trust', will be held at The Venue, De Montfort University on Tuesday 12th September 2017.  This day-long conference represents the first-time staff from across the Mercian Collaboration will have gathered for such largescale exchange of learning and experiences. It is hoped that the 2017 conference will form the template for future, annual Mercian Conferences.

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Exploring the Wonders of Ethnography for Librarians

A recent Mercian SDG event saw library staff from across the Mercian region, dipping their toes into the mysteries of applied ethnographic research

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Mercian Website Launches

The Mercian Collaboration website, formally launches, to provide information for academic library staff throughout the UK Midlands region.

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All the Same But Different: Northampton

Another exciting opportunity to visit a Mercian Collaboration library service 

Venue:  Park Campus Library, University of Northampton, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton, NN2 7AL. Car parking spaces are available but will need to be booked – instructions are provided at the time of booking.

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Circulation Reviews and LMS Implementations event

Timely event for library staff working in customer services and circulation

Circulation procedures and new LMS implementations seem to be a common theme amongst university libraries at the moment. This session will give people a chance to discuss policies and procedures with colleagues at other institutions and see how one institution has carried out their LMS implementation. This event is aimed at customer service managers, LMS teams and anyone who deals with circulation procedures.

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