In person Conference Technology from Sage

Technology from Sage Insight 2023

April 26 - April 27, 2023
The REP Theatre, Birmingham

Technology from SAGE Insight 2023 took place on 26th and 27th April 2023 at Birmingham’s The REP Theatre.

This was a Higher Education event, aimed primarily at academic librarians which expanded on the popular Talis Insight events, and brought attendees the much-loved Talis Aspire User Group sessions with additional panels, workshops, and presentations from thought leaders and librarians across the full Technology from SAGE portfolio of digital services including TalisLean Library, and Sciwheel.


Wednesday 26th April

Technology from Sage Mission – ‘Find it, Curate it, Teach with it’

Matt Hayes, Managing Director, Technology from Sage

Emma Adamson, Director of Learning Services, University of South Wales

Technology from Sage Product Strategy

In this session, Product Director Daniel Horvath shares the Technology from Sage product strategy, including various product and service integration opportunities across our product portfolio, the long-term vision, and aspirations.

Daniel Horvath, Product Director, Technology from Sage

Discussion panel – Supporting research – A panel discussion on the user and best practice of Reference Managers

In this roundtable discussion led by Sciwheel and Lean Library Head of Product Joao Peres discussed the impact that reference managers have had within Academic institutions, best practices, and recommendations for institutions looking to improve usage.

Joao Peres, Head of Product, Sciwheel and Lean Library

Andrew Dunn, Academic Librarian, University of Leicester

Michael Stevenson, Teaching & Learning Librarian, University of Manchester

Thursday 27th April

Well, what the hell is the library for? Reimagining and rethinking the library of the future

In this session, Andrew Barker talked about the changing role of the library over the last five years and how we will develop that role in the next five years. Andrew examines the way the university library has moved beyond its traditional role as service provider to that of trusted partner in teaching, research and engagement and how librarians are seeking to develop a sustainable partnership across all parts of the university and its wider communities.

Andrew Barker, Director of Library Services & Learning Development, Lancaster University

Emerging Technologies Session with Springshare, Scite & OpenAthens

Technology from Sage and some of our key partners, discuss emerging tech and what it means for the future of the library.

Matt Hayes, Managing Director, Technology from Sage

Talia Richards, VP of Marketing, Springshare

Sean Rife, Chief Research Officer, Scite

Jon Bentley, Commercial Director, OpenAthens

How to support the use of (open) educational resources

As a university library, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdams mission is to inspire education about the finest educational resources that can support their teaching. But lecturers like to go looking for them themselves, and then copyright issues come around. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, wants to use a sophisticated application landscape to support their lecturers in designing, implementing, and inspiring their teaching. Find out more in this session.

Ger Potze, Digital Services & Library Systems ManagerVrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Cees van Gent, Head of Educational Support, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The Knowledge Gap Between Librarians and Students

Staff and students from the University of Lincoln join our EdTech Success Consultant to discuss the new Technology from Sage Librarian Futures report. Learn more about the knowledge gap our research has uncovered between librarians and patrons in this session.

Sam Sharman, Classical Studies BA (hons) Student, University of Lincoln

Jamie Wood, Professor of History and Education in the School of Humanities and Heritage, University of Lincoln

Matthew Weldon, EdTech Success Consultant, Technology from Sage

Breakout Sessions

Talis User User Group – ​​Using Talis Reading Lists and Lean Library Together

This Talis Aspire User Group session covered the impact that using Talis Reading Lists and Lean Library together to increase student engagement and resource usage at the University of East Anglia.

Robin Farndon, Reading Lists Administrator, University of East Anglia

Allison Carroll, Electronic Services Manager, University of East Anglia

Talis User User Group – Climbing the Mountain: Working to Increase and Maintain Meaningful Academic Engagement with Aspire Reading Lists at Oxford Brookes

This Talis Aspire User Group session demonstrates the impact that using Talis Aspires reading lists has had at Oxford Brookes University.

Hazel Rothera, Academic Liaison Development Team Leader & Academic Liaison Librarian, Education, Oxford Brookes University

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