CABI to hold the first EuroLAB meeting at Online 2006 (24th November 2006)
The first meeting of CABI's European Library Advisory Board (EuroLAB) will be held at the Online Exhibition on 28th November 2006 at 3pm.
EuroLAB was established in 2005 to help facilitate better communication between CABI and its library customers in Europe. It is part of a network of Advisory Boards set up by CABI across the world, which includes the North American Library Advisory Board (NALAB) and the Chinese Library Advisory Board (CLAB). EuroLAB is made up of 12 members, representing institutions from across Europe - all of whom are current customers of CABI.
Although virtual EuroLAB meetings have been held via phone and web conferences, the diverse spread of members has meant a physical meeting was unable to take place until now. As the Online Exhibition is the world's leading event for online content and information and is regularly attended by EuroLAB members, CABI felt it would be the perfect venue for EuroLAB's first meeting.
EuroLAB is designed to act as a forum to obtain feedback from CABI's key European customers on a range of issues including CABI's current products and future product development plans. Discussions will focus on the content of CABI's portfolio of products including its world renowned databases, books and the Compendia, while also looking at current market trends and the latest advances in e-books, meta-search facilities, google etc.
CABI believes that EuroLAB will ensure the needs of its customers remain at the forefront of its strategies, as Clodagh Corcoran, Regional Sales Manager CABI explains:
"EuroLAB will enable us to better understand the needs and demands of our European customers. The diverse spread of members from market sectors and subject areas across Europe will provide us with the perfect platform for feedback and discussion on our products, services and future development objectives."
Ger Spikman, Head Selection and Content Management, Wageningen UR Library, Netherlands explains why his institution chose to be involved in EuroLAB:
"At Wageningen University and Research Centre, CABI products are very important to our researchers and students. This gives us a strong incentive for being partners in EuroLAB as we believe that customer and end-user needs have to play a decisive role in (future) developments and improvement of CABI products."
Moving forward, CABI plan to have virtual meetings via phone or web conferences throughout the year, and will hold its annual EuroLAB meeting at an industry event such as Online - thus ensuring the majority of members are able to attend.
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List of EuroLab members:
- Fiona Brown: Veterinary Library, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
- Julia Garthwaite: Imperial College London, England
- Kimmo Koskinen + Teodora Oker-Blom: Viikki Science Library, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Eva Orban: USzent István University, Hungary
- Ger Spikman: Wageningen University, the Netherlands
- Mieko Yamaguchi: University of Wales Bangor, Wales
- Frede Morch: KVL-The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark
- Paolo Buoso: Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
- Friedhelm Rump: School of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany
- Jo Butler: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England
- Elizabeth Buchan: Scottish Agricultural College. Scotland
List of attendees from CABI:
- Trevor Nicholls, Chief Executive Officer
- Carol McNamara, Executive Commercial Director
- Dianne Miles, International Sales Manager
- CABI European Sales Team represented by Clodagh Corcoran, Paul Rogers, Chris Ison
- CABI Database/Contents Team represented by Shaun Hobbs
- CABI Product Development Team represented by Cristina Ashby