Complete the development of the fully automated, highdensity book storage facility at Boston Spa. The new building will store approximately 260 km of materials in controlled environmental conditions and will enable the Library to rationalise the location of high-and low-use materials. It will also allow the Library to relinquish leasehold storage buildings.
Continue to implement the Library’s content strategy for Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences. Implement the transition from print to digital for acquisitions. Develop the Library’s proposition for e-books. Determine the Library’s proposition for publications from China and India. Develop an implementation plan for providing access to datasets. Take forward the connecting part of the content strategy by developing further the criteria for selecting partners, reviewing existing partnerships and determining new ones in support of collaborative collecting, access and preservation.
Develop an engagement plan to work more closely with the Science, Technology and Medicine (STM) community. Develop a content strategy for STM researchers and undertake stakeholder consultation. Develop products and services based upon research needs and the relevance and accessibility of content, focusing upon biosciences and energy/environment.
Contribute to the foreign cultural diplomacy agenda led by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Extend programmes with overseas libraries and archives, including the national libraries of South Africa, China, Iraq and Iran.