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NEW: SUPC & LUPC Metadata & Discovery Special Interest Group

NEW: SUPC & LUPC Metadata & Discovery Special Interest Group

Announcing the SUPC & LUPC Metadata & Discovery Special Interest Group

We were recently made aware that there is no regional metadata special interest group for the south of England, meaning that our metadata experts are missing out on opportunities for training, development, and sharing of experience that their peers are enjoying elsewhere in the UK. After discussion with some southern-based metadata managers we have decided to facilitate the SUPC & LUPC Metadata & Discovery Special Interest Group which will be open to specialists from any members of the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium or the London Universities Purchasing Consortium.


The precise activities and organisation of this SIG are yet to be decided but we all felt that the current lockdown situation warranted an informal means for metadata specialists to meet (albeit digitally) and share experience. We’ll look to do this in two ways:

  • An informal virtual coffee morning to be held at 11am on Wednesday 13th May – no agenda, no minutes, and no recording! This is a way to get together and discuss the challenges you are facing at the moment and maybe even plan ahead
  • A JiscMail mailing list to facilitate any further discussion and also to manage SIG communications


Joining the SIG: Please contact Gavin Phillips (Category Manager: Academic Services) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, e-mail address, and institution to be added to the JiscMail list – this is also how we’ll send out invitations for the coffee morning.


We very much hope that you will be able to join us and participate in a community that we hope will provide great value to metadata and discovery managers for years to come