The British Library accepts offered journal issues to fill collection gaps and thereby enhance the national collection; ongoing access onsite in the Reading Rooms or remotely via British Library On Demand
We accept academic print journals, in a robust and stable condition, suitable for continued use.
The UK Research Reserve (UKRR) was a project which enabled UK research libraries to release space through the co-ordinated disposal of print journals.
We continue the process of moving UKRR to a British Library Service and in May and June have been presenting our vision to the community.
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.
The University of St Andrews has been fortunate to be a member of UKRR since its inception and has found the process to be a fantastic collaborative initiative, vital in the rationalisation of the Library’s print journal holdings.