Micropublishing, teaching, digital research:
29 March 2017 | 10:58 am

different worlds, or all in a day's work for the (future) librarian? Talk by Frank Egerton

CILIP South Member Network AGM & CILIP Thames Valley AGM


This talk will attempt to join up the worlds of creative writing, teaching, research, digital innovation and librarianship. Drawing on Frank’s experience in these areas, he will explore the opportunities offered by print-on-demand and e-book technologies, as well as looking at the ways in which online courses and digital methods are transforming teaching and research. A key question for him will be, what aspects of his lives outside the Bodleian are in fact skills that might readily transfer to a library context?


Frank Egerton originally qualified as an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He gave up his job as a land agent to read English at Keble College, Oxford. He was a book reviewer writing for publications that included the Times, Financial Times and TLS from 1995-2008. He is the author of two novels, The Lock (Smaller Sky Books, 2003) and Invisible (StreetBooks, 2010: "...lively wit and acute understanding of the emotional landscape." Kate Saunders, The Times). The e-book edition of The Lock reached the finals of the Independent eBook Awards in Santa Barbara, USA. He is interested in both the close examination of fiction and how new technologies are changing the publishing industry. He is a core course tutor on the Oxford MSt in Creative Writing, Operations Manager at the Sackler, Taylor and Oriental Institute Libraries, a member of the Society of Authors, AWP and Writers in Oxford, and a former editor of The Oxford Writer. He was Chair of Writers in Oxford from 2008 to 2010. In 2010 he founded the micropublishing imprint StreetBooks. In 2016 he was co-investigator on a digital project looking at narrative shapes and has recently completed a memoir entitled Trust: A family story. He is a member of Kellogg College, University of Oxford



14:00-15:00: networking lunch buffet (everyone welcome to join!)

15:00-15:30: CILIP South East AGM

15:30-16:00: CILIP in Thames Valley AGM


16.30: Micropublishing, teaching, digital research: different worlds, or all in a day's work for the (future) librarian? Talk by Frank Edgerton


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CILIP to partner with Eden Smith to support Data Science professionals
29 March 2017 | 8:53 am

Warm Data by beachmobjellies

CILIP has announced a new partnership with Data Science specialists Eden Smith to expand our support for the UK’s Data Science professionals.

CILIP is the UK’s library and information association. Operating under Royal Charter, we are the only organisation worldwide that can offer professional recognition and certification for Chartered Information Professionals.

Eden Smith is a specialist data & analytics staffing and consulting business based in central London, incorporated with the primary objective to support businesses and help job seekers make sense of the Big Data Revolution. Eden Smith has one of the largest and best-qualified networks of data professionals due to their innovative, agile and unique approach to building talent pools.

Speaking about the new partnership, CILIP Chief Executive, Nick Poole commented, “We are delighted to be partnering with Eden Smith to expand our offer for Data Science professionals. The Data Science and Analytics industry is experiencing an unprecedented period of expansion, with an estimated 182,000 new jobs being created in the sector by the end of 2020 (source: CEBR Report ‘The value of Big Data and the Internet of Things to the UK Economy’). CILIP and Eden Smith are in a unique position to bring professional recognition to the sector, giving employers the confidence to attract and retain the best talent in this highly competitive field.”

Commenting on the partnership, Jez of Eden Smith said, “We are so pleased and proud to be partnering with CILIP. Our primary objective is to add real value through delivery of accurate market information, support and insight to the Data Science community. In a market that’s still technically in its infancy, collaborating with the right organisations whom share the same values is key. Our partnership with CILIP is unique, together we will accelerate the knowledge transfer required to educate and expose maximum opportunity for the Data Science community. Exciting times ahead”

Under the new partnership, CILIP and Eden Smith will develop a range of products and services which meet the needs of Data Science professionals and prospective employers. The joint programme will be formally launched at CILIP Conference in Manchester on 5 July, with an overview of the emerging Data Science market, key trends and the information scientist role.

Notes to Editors

Press contacts

Cat Cooper
Communications and Campaigns Manager, CILIP
020 7255 0653
07867 455070

Jez Clarke
Co-founder – Director, Eden Smith
0203 854 0250
07966 701 719


CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals is the leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers. CILIP’s vision is a fair and economically prosperous society underpinned by literacy, access to information and the transfer of knowledge. CILIP is a registered charity, no. 313014. cilip.org.uk

About Eden Smith

Eden Smith is a specialist data & analytics staffing and consulting business based in central London. Incorporated with the primary objective to support businesses and help job seekers make sense of the #BigDataRevolution edensmith.co.uk

About CILIP Conference

The CILIP Conference takes place 5-6 July 2017 in Manchester and will bring information, library and knowledge professionals together to discuss, understand and share insight into the key issues for the sector. Confirmed keynote speakers include Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden and Professor Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute. www.cilipconference.org.uk


Image Warm Data by beachmobjellies on Flickr. Cropped and re-sized. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Portfolio Building Workshop
28 March 2017 | 9:43 pm

for CILIP Professional Registration (Chartership, Certification & Revalidation)

Target audience: Those working towards Chartership, Certification or Revalidation of CILIP professional registration.
Content: This workshop will cover details which candidates need to know to complete and submit their portfolios under the 2013 regulations, with practical hints and tips for portfolio building, an overview of the new regulations, and opportunity for networking and peer support from fellow candidates.
The provisional programme will include:

  • An overview of Professional Registration , 2013 regulations and the portfolio building process – from Heather Taylor, CILIP Development Officer (Member Support)
  • An overview and demonstration of the CILIP VLE and online portfolio building process - *please feel free to bring along your laptop*
  • Information on support available, from your Regional Member Network, Candidate Support Officer and Mentor.
  • Advice from a recently chartered candidate
  • Guidance on reflective writing
  • Networking opportunities.

How to book: Email Patricia Crosier at p.crosier@tees.ac.uk or call 01642 342107 with your name, job title and which scheme you are working / intending working towards and any special requirements.
Places are limited so bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis

Thu, 4th May 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
01642 342107
Patricia Crosier

Room 4, Newcastle City Library

33 New Bridge Street West
NE1 8AX Newcastle upon Tyne
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March 2017 issue of Catalogue and Index now available
27 March 2017 | 3:24 pm

The March 2017 issue of Catalogue and Index is now available. This issue has two interrelated themes. The first theme continues our coverage of the 2016 CIG conference, with the inclusion of more conference papers. The second theme follows on from the topics of the conference, using current projects and working practices to discuss the future of cataloguing.


Catalogue and Index is now an open access publication so there is no need to log on to the website to read it.

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