Meet our sponsors

We are delighted to welcome the following sponsors to the 2021 Academic Libraries North conference. They will be in attendance at the event and available to chat to in the Teams site, so please do join them and ask any questions you may have. 

 Our Gold Sponsor for this ALN inaugural conference:


Adam Matthew Digital is an award-winning publisher of primary source content with 30 years’ experience identifying and making accessible primary resource collections from leading archives and libraries around the world. Each year it publishes new, relevant digital primary source collections that span a wide variety of topics ranging from gender and sexuality, literature, art, politics, war, business, popular culture, and more.

As its guiding philosophy, AM Digital believes that at the heart of education is the freedom to think critically and harnesses the latest technologies to reimagine collections to empower current and future generations to challenge, analyse and debate.


Silver Sponsors:

Browns Books 

Browns Books supply Every UK book in print, supporting all Educational establishments across the breadth of the educational spectrum, from Early Years right through to Higher Education.  Trading with thousands of institutions annually and holding major supply contracts we are the UK's leading educational book supplier with the largest stock holding in the UK. We offering market-leading supply times with next day delivery on orders placed before 4pm. Our bespoke shelf ready options cater for all customer requirements.  bespoke eBook platform VLeBooks with over 1.9 million titles, bi-annual promotions of up to 40% discount as well as highly competitive prices.



Gale connects libraries to learning and learners to libraries

For more than 60 years, Gale, a Cengage Company has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights by all people, for all purposes.

Knowledge is power, and the act of learning is empowering. Access to knowledge offers learners an opportunity to discover the motivation and inspiration vital to making a positive contribution in not only their own lives, but the rest of the world. That’s why Gale provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries.

Henry Stewart Talks

Henry Stewart Talks (HSTalks) is a leading provider of specially commissioned, online, multi-media, audio-visual lectures, seminar-style talks and case studies for medical schools, business schools, universities and commercial enterprises in over 60 countries around the world. 

Based in London, UK, HSTalks publishes two highly regarded collections (The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection and The Business & Management Collection).


Kortext provides access to over 2,000,000 commercial eTextbooks from over 4,500 publishers, in addition to a growing selection of OER content that can be deployed for any number of students from a single module to the whole institution.

We offer flexible acquisition models with content access from the library OPAC, learning management system, discovery portals or reading lists with single sign on making access easy. Kortext were ranked number 1 in the Jisc ASPIRE Accessibility National Audit and we are Counter 5 compliant. For a more detailed understanding of learning behaviours we offer Kortext Analytics dashboards that can help inform decision making and help support your university teaching and learning goals.

Bronze Sponsors:



EBSCO supports libraries, students and the wider academic community through subscriptions to online journal, magazine and eBook content within our full text databases as well as acquisition tools to support the individual selection of serials (EBSCONET) along with print and eBooks for outright purchase (GOBI).  EBSCO specialises in search and discovery through individual subject indexes or via EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) to serve the needs of researchers at all levels.  Advocating ‘open’ technologies, we have pioneered the creation of a ground breaking Library system (FOLIO) and supported emerging technologies in the research workflow sphere (Code Ocean and


IGI Global

IGI Global, an international publisher offering direct representation to our growing network of UK institutions, is committed to producing the most diverse, timely, and high-quality research across 11 subjects (business, computer science, education, social sciences, and more) through 150,000+ researchers around the world. With a growing portfolio of 6,600+ books, 140+ hybrid open access journals, 30+ full Gold OA journals, as well as e-Book and e-Journal Collections, IGI Global provides customized solutions for librarian customers through flexible access models, transparent pricing (perpetual, subscription, and EBA), and a truly transformative OA Fee Waiver (Read and Publish) Initiative. Learn more at


OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research  and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through  OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global  network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through  OCLC's WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open,  cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that  libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member  libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.