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Linda Corrin from the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education among latest speakers announced for Talis Insight Europe 2016

Natalie Naik

We’re pleased to announce more speakers for Talis Insight Europe 2016.

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Linda Corrin
Lecturer in Higher Education at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Linda is a Lecturer in Higher Education in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne, Australia. Currently, she is working on several large research projects that focus on exploring ways that learning analytics and learning design can be used to provide meaningful and timely feedback to academics and students.

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Jason Harper
Content Strategy Manager at Plymouth University
Jason is responsible for the delivery of print and digital services for the University’s staff, students and partners. In addition to the traditional “shared” library supply model of print and ebook provision. Plymouth also operates a direct etextbook supply model, providing copies of core texts to new undergraduate students. With challenges facing both the publishing world and UK HE sector, his interests lie in developing financially sustainable, mixed models for the appropriate, effective and equitable supply of information to students, incorporating choices of demand driven acquisition, licensed ebooks, copyright cleared digital content, etextbooks, and open access.

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Matthew Lawson
Head of Library and Learning Enhancement at Middlesex University
Having previously worked at King’s College London and London South Bank University as well as in public libraries, Matthew is responsible for library services, including the acquisition and management of library collections, information skills, academic writing and numeracy and Student Learning Assistants. Last year the University committed to an ambitious project led by the Library to purchase personal eTextbooks for all students in the Business and Law schools. Following this successful pilot, Matthew is managing the project’s expansion this year to all students at Middlesex University.

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Martin Klopstock
Digital & Operations Director at Kogan Page
Martin has worked in Professional and Higher Ed publishing for 25 years with a range of publishers including Taylor & Francis and Pearson Education. He is currently Digital and Operations Director at the independent business publisher Kogan Page. He has held senior management roles in the areas of product development and production; content management; workflow and asset standards. More recently he has been focused on the seamless integration of internal business systems with the metadata and asset requirement of third party supply chain partners. He believes that developing and maintaining rigorous asset and metadata standards is essential to a smooth functioning of an increasingly global supply chain, and that the publishing industry needs to invest in automation of these processes and workflows.

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Andrew Barker
Head of Academic Liaison & Heritage Collections at the University of Liverpool
Andrew’s responsibilities include heading up academic liaison, research support and learning & teaching. Andrew also has responsibility for Special Collections & Archives and the university’s museums and galleries. Nationally, Andrew is part of UKSG, sitting on two of its committees and is chair of the Publications sub-committee. When not working, he is generally to be found listening to Lps.

Read their full bios here.


We will be announcing more speakers and sessions over the coming weeks, check this page or follow us on Twitter @talis for the latest information.

Talis Insight Europe 2016 is a free two day event in Birmingham on the 20th and 21st of April. It will be a great opportunity to hear from industry experts and network with your peers. You will also learn more about what we offer at Talis, and discover how you can get more from your investment in our products with stories from the community and updates from the Talis team.

Spaces are limited, so book your place now! To find out more and to register, click here.

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