New SIG - Library Systems and Technologies (March '23)

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 10:00 to 12:00

While Mercian Collaboration members have different library systems and technologies under local IT architecture, we face similar challenges in implementing change and ensuring smooth operation.  These challenges include a sustainable operating model, resourcing, staff development, or fostering an environment for innovations etc. 

A group of Mercian colleagues has submitted a proposal for a new subgroup which aims to provide peer support and encourage knowledge sharing in managing and advancing various technological solutions within the digital library ecosystem.

While awaiting the approval from the Mercian Steering Group, you are invited to join the first meeting in March 2023 to get to know each other, identify common areas of interest and help shape the terms of reference.  If you would like to join, please email by 17th March (Fri) and the invite / joining instruction will be sent to you in due course.

Date: 22nd March (Wed)
Time: 1000 hrs – 1200 hrs
Format: Online meeting


  1. Welcome
  2. Introduction to the special interest group
  3. Introduction to member institutions
    We ask ONE representative per institution to introduce i) yourself and your team, ii) your major systems, and iii) top 3 systems-related topics you are interested in.
  4. Small group discussions – to identity common interests and potential topics for future meetings
  5. Round up and close