On Wednesday 16th November, librarians, consultants and publishing professionals from across the UK descended on London to talk about shared services. These are proving increasingly popular among libraries and scholarly publishers, but questions remain as to what kind of long-term value they deliver to organisations and the people who use their services.

Over a day of presentations from, among others, the National Library of Finland, Elsevier and JISC, speakers and delegates set out to answer these questions, covering issues like cloud services, collaborating with other institutions and the drawbacks of 'growing your own' systems.

We've rounded up the day's events using Storify, including links to presentations from all the speakers. We hope you find the debate as fascinating as we did.

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