Don’t forget to enter our competition to attend the ALPSP International Conference closing Monday!


There are only four days left to enter our librarian travel grant competition to be in with a chance of winning sponsorship to attend this year’s Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) conference! Open to all UK librarians, this grant provides an opportunity to attend one of the key UK conferences for librarians, a platform and networking event to discuss the continuing challenges faced by librarians and the wider scholarly community. The full programme for this year’s conference can be found here.

So if you’re a librarian we want to hear from you! All you have to do is let us know how you think video can support teaching and learning by completing this short survey.

Send in your answers by 11:59pm (BST) on Monday August 10th to be in with a chance of winning!

This year’s conference will be at the Park Inn, London Heathrow from 9-11 September.  More information on the conference can be accessed here. Full terms and conditions can be found at the end of this post. Good luck!


 SAGE ALPSP librarian travel grant – Terms and Conditions

 OFFICIAL RULES for ‘SAGE ALPSP librarian travel grant’ competition:

By participating in this competition, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to this competition.

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to win.  A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.


The competition is open to all those who complete the survey – here or accessible via the SAGE library twitter feed (@sagelibrarynews). The winner must be employed as a librarian or information professional, and must be free to attend the conference on 9-11 September 2015. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All employees of the Sponsor, and their immediate families (spouse, parent, sibling or child or their respective spouses) or those residing in the same households of employees, whether related or not, are not eligible to enter or to win.


The competition will start July 20th 2015 and will end August 10th 2015 (the “Entry Period”).


Those completing the survey as instructed during the Entry Period will be entered into the judging process to win the prize.

PRIZE DETAILS: The prize is one (1) free place at the ALPSP International Conference on 9-11 September 2015, including the ALPSP awards dinner, travel (UK-only) and accommodation. Costs will be reimbursed for travel within the UK only. Prize cannot be substituted, redeemed for cash or transferred except as otherwise provided in these Official Rules.


The winner of the travel grant will be determined in a judging process with all entries received during the Entry Period. Judges will be internal representatives of SAGE Publications. For a list of judges please email [email protected]. The judging will take place within fifteen (15) days after the end of the Entry Period. Winners will be notified via email within five (5) days of the date of the judgement. Entrants need not be present to win. Non-winning entries from this competition will not “roll-over” into competitions held in the future by the Sponsor. Potential winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where legal, a publicity release within fourteen (14) days of prize notification. In the event of noncompliance with this time period, with these Official Rules or if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.


Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period


Each entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that entry in the drawing constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to: (i) contact selected entrants directly using contact information provided in their entry in connection with this drawing and/or in connection with any Sponsor-related promotional, marketing, sales or any other business communications/correspondence/matters (including, without limitation, via e-mail); and (ii) use each winner’s name, city/state  or province/territory of residence and/or likeness for advertising, promotional, and other purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification and permission, except where prohibited by law, and the prize winner agrees to confirm such permission in writing promptly upon request. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR, ITS RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SUPPLIERS, PRIZE PROVIDER AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS DRAWING OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this drawing or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration conducted in Ventura County, California, USA, pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this drawing, but in no event attorney’s fees. If for any reason the drawing is not capable of running as planned, including for reasons of tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the drawing, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the drawing and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive manner. In the event the drawing is terminated, the Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received for the applicable drawing up to time of such action.


The Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents are not responsible for lost, late, incorrect, incomplete, stolen, garbled, misdirected, undelivered or delayed entries or for entries not received by the end of the Entry Period; or for printing, distribution, production, technical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the drawing, including, without limitation, errors in any advertising materials, the administration of the drawing, the processing of entries or the announcement of the prize.


For a copy of the winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Daniel Sherman, SAGE Publications, 1 Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Road, London EC1Y 1SP, UK


Entries and the information contained therein will be used by the Sponsor in accordance with its privacy policy, available at By participating in this drawing and providing your e-mail address, entrants here by agree to the Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted the Sponsor’s privacy policy.


The drawing and these Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, USA.


SAGE Publications Inc, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, USA
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