Library Relations Committee

STM Library Relations Committee. This group will bring members feedback of data and opinion from key market players. If members have specific questions you’d like to ask or issues  you’d like to raise contact our Library Relations Committee and we’ll add them to our agenda.

Bev Acreman, Commercial Director, BioMed Central
Christine Fyfe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor & University Librarian, University of Leicester
Richard Gedye, Director of Publishing Outreach Programmes, STM
Warren Holder, Electronic Information Resources Co-ordinator, University of Toronto Library
Jayne Marks, Wolters Kluwer, Vice President, Publishing, Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams Wilkins
T. Scott Plutchak, Director of the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham
John Sack, Founding Director, HighWire Press
Della Sar, Director, Institutional Relations, Nature Publishing Group (CHAIR)
Gene D. Sprouse, Editor-in-Chief, American Physical Society

Accessing Academic Content via Mobile Devices

In October 2012, the STM Library Relations Group presented a free webinar on Accessing Academic Content via Mobile Devices, with presentations from a university librarian, a technology provider, and a scientific publisher.

Over 400 individuals participated in the webinar and judging by the feedback we received afterwards  the webinar seems to have been much appreciated:

“I've just completed a project exploring the difficulties of discovering academic content on mobile devices, so this is an area I feel I know well, but I still learnt a lot and felt reassured that our thinking about how to move forward is similar to that of the 3 presenters.”

“The content was rich and presented clearly. Best webinar of the year!”

“I am amazed at the quality of the presentations in terms of content, scope of knowledge, and the incredibly well balanced speakers.  Even the responses to the questions were even-handed.”

“This was the most engaging and useful webinar about m-library provision I've ever attended”.

“Outstanding!!!!!  I wish I'd known in advance how good this was going to be.  I'd have had all of my School of Information interns attend.”

“Was the program recorded?  will slides be made available.  I hope so...I would like some others in my organization to see this.” 

More details on the webinar can be found at

If you want to hear a recording of the original webinar, with the full presentations by each of the original three speakers plus the short Q & A at the end, you can do so by clicking here. You will need to install the WebEx software on your computer if you do not already have it, as the recording recreates the actual webinar experience, with correct synchronization of the slides to the audio. 

Alternatively a PowerPoint summary of what we learnt is available here