How is UKRR managed?

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UKRR is a service of the British Library, where the principal copy of the journal is retained and access is provided for researchers through its document supply service and reading rooms.

Following the project transition to a British Library run service, it is important the underlying vision continues therefore an Advisory Board has been formed in order to support continued effective service delivery.

It is the role of the Advisory Committee to provide strategic leadership to UKRR, ensure it fulfills its stated aims and continues to meet the needs of its users. The membership of the board reflects the diversity of the research community in the UK.


How we work

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

What is UKRR?

UKRR saves space in libraries by de-duplicating print journals.

Scope

We accept academic print journals, in a robust and stable condition, suitable for continued use.

Resources

These resources will help you use UKRR

Latest News

Coronavirus notice

26 May 2020

To keep our users and all our staff safe and healthy we’ve taken the decision to close our physical sites in London and Boston Spa for the time being, and suspend our public events.

UKRR: A collaborative collection management success story

16 March 2020

UKSG Journal Article summarising the achievements of the UK Research Reserve

Accessing British Library online content and services

19 March 2020

Our Reading Rooms and public spaces may be closed for the time being but over the coming weeks we will continue to offer as many online services as we possibly can so that the British Library remains open to everyone, wherever you are in the world. And we will be working hard to maintain this access during these unprecedented times.

More news stories

Case studies

…Using UKRR we have freed up valuable space so that we can upgrade the quality of our study areas…

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.

…Being a member of UKRR has allowed us to free up physical space across the Library estate…

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.