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SAGE announces travel grant winners for annual UKSG Conference

SAGE

London (31 March 2015) SAGE today is delighted to announce the winners of a joint travel grant sponsorship with Springer, for the Annual 2015 UKSG Conference. The sponsorship award, awarded to 6 students and early career professionals, enables the winners to attend the 2015 UKSG Annual Conference and be an active part of the debates that are affecting the current academic landscape.

The winners of the 2015 annual travel grant are:

Students

  • Lucinda May (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • Saoirse Reynolds (Aberystwyth University)
  • Lucy Woolhouse (University of Sheffield)

Early Career Professionals

  • Eimear Blee (Queen's University Belfast)
  • Hannah DeGroff (University of York)
  • Jennifer Wright (Cambridge University Press)

2015 marks the third consecutive year that SAGE has sponsored this award. Speaking of the grant, Jane Makoff, Marketing Director SAGE, stated that:

"As a publisher that strives for innovation in a rapidly advancing technological world, partnerships with our librarian community and supporting the facilitation of debate between publisher, scholar and librarian so that we can better support their needs, is a key commitment of SAGE's. We extend our congratulations to the scholars and look forward to meeting them at the conference."

The UKSG conference is a major event in the scholarly communications calendar and attracts around 900 delegates - librarians, publishers, content providers and intermediaries - from around the world. The 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition will be taking place in Glasgow from the 30 March to the 1 April, for more information please click here. Come and visit us at our SAGE stands 75 and 77 throughout the event.

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SAGE Founded 50 years ago by Sara Miller McCune to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community, SAGE publishes more than 800 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. A growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies, conference highlights and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company's continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Boston. http://www.sagepub.com

UKSG's mission is to connect the knowledge community and encourage the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication. We are the only organisation spanning the wide range of interests and activities across the scholarly information community of librarians, publishers, intermediaries and technology vendors. Our vision is to use our breadth of knowledge and influence to facilitate an efficient information chain, a better information experience for scholars, and a world where all members of the scholarly and professional information supply chain understand each other. http://www.uksg.org

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