Monday, April 16, 2007
Paul Harwood, Chairman of UKSG, opened the 30th UKSG annual conference in front of a packed auditorium (650 delegates from 18 countries!) in the Warwick Arts Centre's theatre. Paul gave a tantalising hint about the future of the conference, in terms of its ability to accept more delegates and exhibitors in future. He noted that UKSG founder John Merriman would be back at the conference tomorrow to celebrate its 30th anniversary, and welcomed all first-time delegates and library school students. Finally, Paul introduced Denise Novak, president of NASIG and head of acquisitions at the Carnegie Mellon University Library in Pennsylvania, who expressed great enthusiasm for the forthcoming UKSG quiz!