VALA2022 Sponsors


Thank you to our Sponsors:


Critical Conversations Partner

Science, published by AAAS, is the world’s leading weekly general scientific journal. Science features peer-reviewed, original scientific research articles and reports, science and research news, as well as policy forums and perspectives on current topics. Additional e-resources published by AAAS include Science Classic (Science archives), Science Advances (an open access journal), Science Immunology, Science Robotics, Science Signaling, and Science Translational Medicine.

For more information about the journals, visit or to inquire about pricing, email

Concurrent Session Partner

AIP Publishing continues to connect authors and readers to a living legacy of published science, accelerate discovery and advance the physical sciences.  As a not-for-profit organization, we are committed to ensuring that all scientific work supporting our mission be presented, promoted, and made permanently available through our journals, books, and resources.

Our flagship journals, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, and The Journal of Chemical Physics set the standard for our evolving portfolio, offering foundational resources and inspiration to interdisciplinary and emerging basic and applied research.

Even as the scholarly publishing world continues to change, our promise to the scientific community remains constant. Visit us at

The Panel Session Partner

Bloomsbury Digital Resources provides creative online learning environments that support scholarly research and inspire students throughout the world. We seek to engage our users with academically rigorous, editorially crafted content that encourages people to think and explore. We believe in working in partnership with librarians, researchers, and instructors to offer flexible solutions and unparalleled customer support, and we strive to create a culture of excellence and entrepreneurial thinking that is solutions focused and rewards innovation.

Name Badge and Lanyard Partner

Bolinda is an Australian entrepreneurial media company dedicated to audiobook publishing and the library market. In the last 30 years, the company has revolutionised the audiobook category.

Bolinda’s audiobooks are of unparalleled quality, and their award-winning solution, BorrowBox, offers libraries the world’s best eBooks and eAudiobooks in one innovative app.

Bolinda is committed to supporting libraries, engaging communities and, ultimately, inspiring people to live their best lives through the power of storytelling.

Anywhere, everywhere.

Opening Keynote 1 Session Partner: Future Crunch –Intelligent optimism, Melbourne, Australia

Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law, and Biology. With offices in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, the USA and Asia, Brill today publishes more than 360 journals and 2,000 new books and reference works each year as well as a large number of databases and primary source research collections.

Brill operates from a strong belief that the Humanities, Social Sciences and International Law are areas of scholarship vital for addressing today’s global challenges. Commitment to Open Access and the latest publishing technologies are at the core of Brill’s mission to make academic research available for the scholarly community worldwide. For further information, please visit

Conference App Partner

Clarivate™ is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the lifecycle of innovation. Our bold mission is to help customers solve some of the world’s most complex problems by providing actionable information and insights that reduce the time from new ideas to life-changing inventions in the areas of science and intellectual property. We help customers discover, protect and commercialize their inventions using our trusted subscription and technology-based solutions coupled with deep domain expertise. For more information, please visit

Welcome Reception Partner

De Gruyter publishes first-class scholarship and has done so for more than 270 years. An international, independent publisher headquartered in Berlin – and with further offices in Boston, Beijing, Basel, Vienna, Warsaw and Munich – it publishes over 1,300 new book titles each year and more than 900 journals in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences, and law. The publishing house also offers a wide range of digital media, including open access journals and books.

Charge Bars Partner

Gale, part of Cengage Group, is a world leading provider of research resources including digital archives, databases, eBooks, print and microfilm. For over 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights through leading content and technology.

Concurrent Session Partner

The IEEE Xplore® Digital Library is your gateway to trusted research— journals, conferences, standards, ebooks, analytics solutions and educational courses—with approximately 5 million articles to help you fuel imagination, build from previous research, and inspire new ideas.

IEEE Xplore opens a world of knowledge from many industries to enable you to improve or discover the next breakthrough. With powerful search tools to help you find only the most relevant research, IEEE Xplore delivers the information your company needs.

For more information on how to gain access for your organization, please visit or email

Concurrent Session Partner

With collections- and knowledge-management software for galleries, libraries, archives, and museums, Lucidea’s ILS, KM, and CMS solutions dissolve the digital divide, with technology that evolves to respond to practices and institutional cultures, empowering librarians and other information professionals to redefine how knowledge is shared.

Concurrent Session Partner

Open Athens – We help more than 2,600 organizations in over 50 countries have access to the knowledge they want, when they want it.

The global Covid-19 pandemic has increased demand for secure remote access solutions such as OpenAthens. It has also embedded the need for a remote access solution in the long-term as users increasingly want to access content from any device, any place, anywhere.

Some things we can help you with:

  • Evidence-based decisions for budget allocation using our usage reporting tool
  • Integrating our single sign-on software into existing library and other systems
  • Seamless remote access to digital content and research tools

Coffee Cart Partner

Powering, Primal Pictures is the only complete and medically accurate digital human 3D model based on real body scans and imaging data.

For more than 30 years, Primal’s pioneering and award-winning human anatomy software has been used by millions of educators, students, and practitioners in over 1,500 institutions worldwide. Through engaging, real-life reconstructions of the human body, Primal seamlessly delivers the most accurate, relevant, and accessible anatomy resources to enhance and inspire the practice of medicine. Today, we continue to revise and upgrade our products to provide clients with cutting-edge digital resources.

Primal Pictures’ best-in-class products educate, engage, and inspire, answering the need for better understanding of human anatomy to promote and advance health science.

Critical Conversations Partner and Inclusivity Partner

SAGE is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and a growing suite of library products and services.

Driven by the belief that social and behavioural science has the power to improve society, we focus on publishing impactful research and enabling robust research methodology. We produce high quality educational resources that support instructors to prepare the citizens, policy makers, educators and researchers of the future. We publish more than 1,000 journals and 900 new books globally each year, as well as library products and services that include archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE is majority owned by our founder, Sara Miller McCune, and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence.

Our mission is building bridges to knowledge — supporting the development of ideas through the research process to scholarship that is certified, taught, and applied.

At SAGE, we are committed to building an inclusive organization where all individuals are treated with fairness and respect, regardless of age, ability, gender, marriage and partnership status, pregnancy and parental responsibilities, race, religion and belief, socio-economic background, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is one of the cornerstones of a vibrant culture and we are undertaking work to build a SAGE that is more equitable and representative of the communities we serve and of which we are part.


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