UKRR saves space in libraries by de-duplicating print journals.
UKRR allows you to share the responsibility of preserving low-use material with other libraries, while at the same time de-duplicating journal content in order to re-purpose space and save money. Researchers can access journal collections through our On Demand service.
History of UKRR
UKRR originated as a joint project between Higher Education Libraries, The British Library and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE - now Research England).
The project started in 2007 and ended in March 2019, saving c120km of shelf space within university libraries. Due to the success of the project, the British Library is continuing the service as part of its remit as the national library of the UK.
Journal back-runs represent a valuable source of knowledge and in some cases, are unique or rare. As research behaviours change, users now have the choice to access electronic or print copies.
How is UKRR managed?
An independent Advisory Board provides strategic leadership to UKRR, ensuring if fulfills its aims and meets the needs of users. The membership of the Board reflects the diversity of the research community in the UK.