Tag Archives: RLUK

Research Libraries UK releases Evidencing the Impact and Value of Special Collections report

(7 Mar 2019)  RLUK has published a report examining the role that unique and distinctive collections play in enabling research libraries to meet their impact goals, and investigates the ways impact resulting through relevant services and activities is evidenced. The unique and distinctive collections held by research libraries have long been recognised as cultural assets to […]


Read More...


Outcomes from Wikipedia’s #1Lib1Ref campaign 2017

(30 March 2017) What role does Wikipedia have in higher education, and how do research libraries contribute? Fiona Bradley, Deputy Executive Director, RLUK  has blogged that several RLUK member libraries participated in Wikimedia’s flagship #1lib1ref campaign from 15 January-3 February 2017 to increase the number of citations on its articles; and others have hosted Wikimedians-in-residence […]


Read More...


IOP Publishing and UK university libraries collaborate on open access offsetting pilot

(27 May 2014, Bristol) IOP Publishing (IOP) has today announced the launch of a three-year pilot project under which 20 participating universities will be able to offset the majority of their expenditure on hybrid article publication charges (APCs) in IOP journals against their subscription and licence fees. The agreement follows discussions between IOP, Research Libraries […]


Read More...


UK survey of academics spotlights researchers’ reliance on open access

(16 May 2013) A major survey of UK Academics released today examines the attitudes of researchers and practitioners working within higher education. It sheds light on their behaviours, including their reliance on digital technologies, the internet and open access. The survey of academics, funded and guided by Jisc and RLUK and conducted on their behalf […]


Read More...


Invitation to tender: RLUK website redevelopment

RLUK is inviting tenders for the redevelopment of its website. RLUK represents the most significant and influential research libraries in the UK and Ireland. We work collaboratively with our members and aim to optimise the contribution that the UK’s biggest research libraries make to the economic, technological and cultural success of the UK. The new […]


Read More...


RLUK report reveals the growing problem of hidden collections

Some 13 million volumes of material remain uncatalogued in libraries across the UK, according to a recent report. Hidden Collections, undertaken in partnership with the London Library, is the first of three reports to be published by RLUK as part of its Unique and Distinctive Collections (UDC) strategic strand that will provide a comprehensive review […]


Read More...