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From: Clifford Lynch <>
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Subject: 1st European MOOCs & Libraries Conf -- London, July 12, 2013
Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2013 20:50:00 -0400
1st European MOOCs & Libraries Conf -- London, July 12, 20
I wanted to share this meeting announcement, which is in many ways a follow-on to the meeting that OCLC research hosted earlier this year focusing specifically on issues MOOCs raise for libraries.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI

1st European MOOCs and Libraries Conference
MOOCs and Libraries: the good, the bad and the ugly
Friday July 12th, 2013 - Pullman Hotel, Central London
This one day event hosted by the Open University Library in partnership with OCLC Research  and Jisc will focus on the challenges MOOCs pose to the traditional delivery of library services, and the opportunities they offer for libraries to rethink and revitalise their proposition. Participants will be brought up to speed with the latest MOOC developments around the world, but with a particular emphasis on developments in the UK. Speakers will share their experience of or thoughts about the impact MOOCs are having on library services across many sectors, on publishers, and on the higher education landscape.
Opening the conference:
  • Prof Belinda Tynan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, The Open University
Confirmed speakers include:
  • Merrilee Proffitt, Senior Program Officer , OCLC Research
  • Prof Hugh Davis, University Director of Education at the University of Southampton
  • Prof Charles Cockell, Director of the UK Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Edinburgh
The event builds on a highly successful workshop held in Philadelphia in March, sponsored by OCLC Research and the University of Pennsylvania at which the Open University was the only institution from outside North America.
The objectives of the day are as follows:
1.      To raise awareness among librarians of the impact of MOOCs on their environment
2.      To share experience of libraries involved in MOOCs
3.      To discuss the strategic way forward for libraries in this changing landscape and develop a strategic roadmap
If you would like to register your interest in this event or would like further information please email Library-Services
Attendance at the event will cost 65.00, the full programme will be available online shortly.
Kind regards
Nicky Whitsed
Director of Library Services
Library Services, The Open University
Cheryl Coveney
Library Services Manager (Business & Law, Maths Computing and Technology)
Library Services
The Open University
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Milton Keynes
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