LILAC 2010 Sponsors


Celebrating 21 years of service to the Library industry.  We have worked with many librarians over the years to implement new developments, especially in Self-Service and RFID.  This has helped us to understand the specific requirements of the Library industry and we offer a solutions-led approach, and our customers can be sure of the best service.  Our expertise makes us an authority in the Library systems market.    Our philosophy, as dedicated Library specialists, is to offer an approach that ensures our systems meet their professional needs.  By delivering efficient systems, we ensure Library staff are free to work in all areas where they are needed by their customers, saving time, resources and money.



The Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences (ALISS) is an independent professional organisation which seeks to:

  • Provide opportunities for networking and self-development
  • Offer a forum for communication
  • Create a network of cooperation and a forum for discussion about emerging issues in social science librarianship.


American Library Association

ALA is proud to be a leader in promoting information literacy at libraries from primary school through university.  From standards to books to online courses, ALA provides resources for librarians and educators around the world engaged in information literacy curricula, instruction, and policy.


Banxia Software Ltd 

Banxia Software Ltd develops and sells high quality audience response/ classroom participation systems and decision support tools. We provide training in the use of our software and systems and also develop add-ons for other systems. As “Top Interwrite PRS Partner” we have supported many universities throughout the UK in their use of Interwrite™ PRS .  With classroom participation systems (such as Interwrite™ PRS) students respond to questions using radio frequency or infra-red handsets – you can gauge consensus, test understanding and gather feedback. Our products are used in the public, private, military, not-for-profit and academic sectors. Our offerings include Interwrite™ PRS/ Response, Impact Explorer™, Decision Explorer® and Frontier Analyst®.


The British Library

The British Library provides world class information services and offers unparalleled access to the world's largest and most comprehensive research collection. The British Library's collections include 150 million items from every era of written human history beginning with Chinese oracle bones dating from 300 BC, right up to the latest e-journals. Our collections cover all formats including books, journals, newspapers, magazines, manuscripts, patents, sound recordings, images and much more. 


Cardiff University Information Services

Cardiff University’s Information Services Directorate provides IT, library and media services. Information Services is dedicated to contributing to the development and success of Cardiff University, enabling and supporting its innovative research, teaching and learning activities. We strive to provide the best value, comprehensive and technologically up-to-date resources to enable each member of the University community to realise their potential and achieve their academic objectives.



EBSCO is the only organisation worldwide able to supply e-journal, e-package & print subscriptions, a range of e-resource management tools, a collection of 300 full-text and licensed databases for all libraries, research organizations & corporations and dedicated publisher services.  Supporting clients in over 200 countries from 32 offices worldwide, EBSCO offers one solution for all their information needs plus, with more than 50% of subscriptions handled by EBSCO containing an electronic component, we are recognized as the industry’s “e” agent and are renowned for our impeccable financial credentials, attested by a Dun & Bradstreet rating of 5A1



Elsevier offers a journal collection of over 2,000 current titles consisting of nearly 10 million articles, including a historical archive of 4 million articles prior to 1995 directly to your desktop, back to Volume 1, Issue 1.  In addition we offer quality online Reference Works, Book Series, Handbooks, eBooks which enable fast and efficient access to the latest materials available for teaching and research purposes and Scopus, our navigational tool covering the world’s largest collection of abstracts, references and indexes of STM literature. These services significantly contribute to the research-productivity of the scientists and enrich their collections, whilst saving space and time searching for suitable content. Elsevier provides you with the necessary tools allowing you to teach students at the highest possible level, making the institute an attractive place to study, whilst steadily moving up the University World Rankings!



Reference Services Review, an Emerald journal.
Proud to sponsor LILAC 2010


Ex Libris Group

A leading provider of library automation solutions, offering the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of all materials – print, electronic, and digital. Dedicated to developing the market’s most inventive and creative solutions, Ex Libris leads the way in defining and designing efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of academic, research, and national libraries today, enabling them to transition into the future.


Fáilte Ireland

Fáilte Ireland provides strategic and practical support to develop and sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourist destination.



Intellident RFID library solutions offer patrons, staff and suppliers effective ways to maximise the full potential from a library.

Whether it is through the redistribution of staff from time consuming stamp duties to improved customer service or through the automated process of delivery to shelf, Intellident have the solution for you.


Library Network Support Services (LNSS) 

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is the lead institution for the Shannon Consortium, Library Network Support Services (LNSS) project.



Mimas is an organisation of experts. Its role is to support the advancement of knowledge, powering world-class research and teaching. As a nationally designated data centre, Mimas hosts a significant number of the UK 's research information assets – and builds applications to help people make the most of this rich resource.


Centre for Professional Learning and Development, Open University

The Open University Centre for Professional Learning and Development offer short 30 hour, focussed, online courses designed to meet the immediate learning or development needs of the busy professional.  The courses feature distinctive strengths of the Open University from its years of expertise in work-based learning and development, including: clearly presented and sequenced materials, activities and support – all available through the course website; expert learning adviser support; access to the Open University Library while you study; work based activity to connect the ideas in the course to your individual and organisational context and needs; Certificate of completion from the OU for those who complete a course.  This can be used to demonstrate your Continuing Professional Development activity to your employer and/or professional body.




RefWorks-COS provides tools and services for every phase of research, from discovering the very latest developments, finding grants, identifying collaborators and thought leaders, managing research information, sharing resources, writing papers, or locating opportunities to present or publish findings.

Designed to assist and support researchers in virtually any kind of research organization - from academia to corporations, government agencies and medical facilities, RefWorks-COS provides indispensable tools for research at its best!



With a vision to connect faculties, students and educators together,
Talis Education creates technologies that address the whole learning life cycle and provide seamless access to education resources and pedagogical expertise.  Our first application, Talis Aspire allows educators to embed scholarly resources into online course packs and reading lists.


Taylor & Francis

Taylor & Francis Group is one of the world’s leading academic publishers. Taylor & Francis Group publishes over 1,500 journals encompassing Arts, Humanities, Social, Behavioral, Physical, Environmental and Material Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering under the imprints of Taylor & Francis, Routledge and Psychology Press. Our innovative range of online products includes reference works, ejournals, abstracting databases and over 17,000 eBooks.  Online content is available via informaworld which brings together content from over 340,000 journal articles, accessible through a single interface.


University of Bedfordshire

Provides a vibrant, modern learning community that is home to thousands of students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

We offer a friendly, supportive environment to enable you to unlock student's true potential. The financial support we provide is rated the best in the south of England and second best in the UK. No wonder we were recently runner-up for University of the year!


University of Worcester Information and Learning Services

Worcester leads the way in welcoming a wide range of students and offering truly useful courses.
We promote lifelong learning- many of our students are mature students studying for professional and/or postgraduate qualifications. We are renowned for helping students with ability and commitment to achieve to their potential. Strong links with firms and organisations in the business, creative, education and health communities in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the surrounding areas, complement our vocational courses. We help students achieve more.

"The University of Worcester offers excellent courses and flexible study options, supported by high quality staff and first class, modern learning resources."
Professor David Green
Vice Chancellor and Chief Excutive


We wish to thank all the sponsors of LILAC. 

If you are interested in sponsoring the conference see Sponsoring LILAC