UK Research Reserve, UKRR

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Presenation given by Daryl Yang, UK Research Reserve manager at the EDINA Serials Forum held in London and Edinburgh March 2014

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UK Research Reserve, UKRR

  1. 1. UK Research Reserve, UKRR Daryl Yang, UKRR Manager 17 March 2014
  2. 2. We have so much STUFF and so little SPACE We have so much STUFF and so little SPACE We need to update our system and increase demand for our services We need to update our system and increase demand for our services UKRR
  3. 3. UKRR
  4. 4. UKRR is .... a collaborative, coordinated and sustainable approach to long-term retention, storage and access to low use print research journals.
  5. 5. Our objectives  De-duplicate low-use material (journals) and thus release space and realise savings/efficiency &  Preserve research material and provide access for researchers Cultural Change
  6. 6. Collection Models Core Approach Pip Approach Offering Processing Core collection
  7. 7. Phase One  Funded by HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England)  Partners  British Library  Universities: - Birmingham - Cardiff - Exeter - Liverpool - Newcastle - Southampton - St. Andrews - Imperial College London
  8. 8. UKRR Today  Phase Two – 6 years until January 2015  £10m HEFCE support  29 members  Continue partnership with the BL  Annual Subscription  £26.16
  9. 9. UKRR Today – cont’d 6-month cycle to process data 84,000m/72,000 holdings Dispose: 81% (68,040m) • Recurrent Estate Saving: £2m/p.a. • Capital Saving: £20m Retain: 17% (15,000 holdings)
  10. 10. Shelf Checking BL CollectionBL CollectionMember Offerings Member Offerings
  11. 11. Member ZMember Z Scarcity Checking Member AMember A Member E Member E Member BMember B Member C Member C Member D Member D Member F Member F
  12. 12. Scarcity Process v. SUNCAT (1)
  13. 13. Scarcity Process v. SUNCAT (2)
  14. 14. LARCH – Linked Automated Register of Collaborative Holdings
  15. 15. Offerings so far Cycle Metreage No. of titles M/T ratio 1 11,409 9,443 1.21 2 5,906 4,859 1.22 3 6,638 5,044 1.32 4 12,255 9,733 1.26 5 7,743 6,527 1.19 6 11,762 8,858 1.33 7 9,662 7,629 1.27 8 7,133 7,849 0.91 9 6,879 7,247 0.95 10 (current cycle) 3,821 3,534 1.08  Mainly STM journals  More than 10,000 titles offered only once  Top 50: Science: 31 Medicine: 10 Maths & Engineering: 3 Arts & Humanities: 3 Social Science: 3
  16. 16. Ithaka S+R | Jisc | RLUK Survey http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/5209/1/UK_Survey_of_Academics_2012_FINAL.pdf
  17. 17. What Next?  HEFCE Funding likely to cease in 2015  Organisations who didn’t join when the scheme was open have expressed interest  To figure out the answer: • Internally: UKRR Member Survey in 2011 • Externally: UKRR Project Review  A New co-op model
  18. 18. Finally  Time of change  Wide range of challenges  Uncertainties associated with digital content  Print: control and absolute ownership of the content and the material  SUNCAT data help us make informed decisions
  19. 19. Thank You! Questions?

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