UKRR Leeds University

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Leeds University Library Joined the UKRR scheme in 2008 and the service is a key part of the stock management process. Jane Saunders explains how this is beneficial to the university.
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Using UKRR we have freed up valuable space so that we can upgrade the quality of our study areas

Leeds University Library joined the UK Research Reserve (UKRR) scheme in 2008 and it continues to play an important part of the stock management process.

Leeds University Library has a wide ranging historic print collection, spread across five libraries and four library stores. For such a large institution, it is important to know that the management of collections is handled responsibly.Jane Saunders at Leeds University believes that 'Our collections are of value beyond the University of Leeds, and we have a responsibility to curate our collections with the needs of the wider, and future research communities in mind'.

Jane continues 'membership of UKRR means we can play our part in ensuirng rare and valuable journals are retained, wilst still freeing up space for today’s students and researchers'.

Since joining the scheme nearly 1000 titles have been submitted to UKRR. 200 titles have been retained by the Library, while 490 individual parts have been sent to the British Library. Overall, this has saved over 3km of shelving space for Leeds University to convert into public study areas.


Key points

  • Nearly 1000 titles submitted in the first 10 years of the relationship
  • Over 3km of shelving space has been save
  • Still submitting titles to UKRR

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