Who loves you pretty print?
A view through the UKRR kaleidoscope
RLUK Conference: November 2010
Frances Boyle
UKRR Manager
UKRR - Purpose
Key aims
Protecting research information
100 km shelf space to be released
through
A partnership between HE...
Why now?
Drivers (some):
Space – is finite
Collections overlap
Duplication of holdings:
Intra and inter de-duplication
Mas...
Why worry about print?
Coverage:
Not everything is or ever will be
available e-format
Completeness:
image quality, content...
What’s in a print archive?
Collection depth:
Diplomatic & Consular Reports
Nature
Hansard
Der Spiegel
Journal of Biologica...
Most frequently offered titles
Journal Title Publisher
Times
Offered
Nature NPG 12
Annual Review of Physiology Annual Revi...
Collection Models
Core ApproachPip Approach
UKRR kaleidoscope - factoids
47% available on at least 1 sustainable e-
archive service
14% (3k items) of material offered...
Community action..
Sharing:
What is valuable?
What can safely be compromised?
What to standardise?
What contributes most t...
Community action..
Joint investment:
Need to demonstrate tangible value
Enable institutional strategies
Cross sectoral par...
We are not alone...
Europe:
Netherlands: Metamorfoze project
Finland: Finnish National Repository
Catalonia – GEPA
Austral...
We are not alone...
US:
OCLC Networked Level Management
Ithaka – What to Withdraw
CRL, Print Archive Program
CLIR – Idea o...
Final thoughts..
Challenges:
data quality & consistency
resource intensive process
disclosure & discovery
Decide community...
UKRR - virtuous circle???
Impact
Library use
“UK
“UKRR has enabled the University of
Glasgow Library to free up space to
create a new social learnin...
UKRR Members’ Workshop February 2010
UKRR Key Do
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Frances Boyle- RLUK Conference 2010

  1. 1. Who loves you pretty print? A view through the UKRR kaleidoscope RLUK Conference: November 2010 Frances Boyle UKRR Manager
  2. 2. UKRR - Purpose Key aims Protecting research information 100 km shelf space to be released through A partnership between HE sector and the BL funded by HEFCE
  3. 3. Why now? Drivers (some): Space – is finite Collections overlap Duplication of holdings: Intra and inter de-duplication Mass digitization Growth of e-sustainable archives Institutional strategic fit Cultural – sharing paradigm : ‘JiT’ v ‘JiC’
  4. 4. Why worry about print? Coverage: Not everything is or ever will be available e-format Completeness: image quality, contents pages, ads etc. User needs/wants/expectations Digitization: quality, sustainability, preservation etc
  5. 5. What’s in a print archive? Collection depth: Diplomatic & Consular Reports Nature Hansard Der Spiegel Journal of Biological Chemistry Concrete Tide Tables Vogue Overlap rate - 53%
  6. 6. Most frequently offered titles Journal Title Publisher Times Offered Nature NPG 12 Annual Review of Physiology Annual Reviews 12 Journal of Neurochemistry Wiley Blackwell 11 Planta Springer 11 Trends in pharmacological sciences Elsevier 11
  7. 7. Collection Models Core ApproachPip Approach
  8. 8. UKRR kaleidoscope - factoids 47% available on at least 1 sustainable e- archive service 14% (3k items) of material offered is ‘at risk’ More SS & HUM titles being offered Net savings - £6M
  9. 9. Community action.. Sharing: What is valuable? What can safely be compromised? What to standardise? What contributes most to the core aims? What benefits accrued from investment level
  10. 10. Community action.. Joint investment: Need to demonstrate tangible value Enable institutional strategies Cross sectoral partnerships Trust: Build on partners’ existing strengths Don’t reinvent the wheel
  11. 11. We are not alone... Europe: Netherlands: Metamorfoze project Finland: Finnish National Repository Catalonia – GEPA Australia: CAVAL Hong Kong: JURA
  12. 12. We are not alone... US: OCLC Networked Level Management Ithaka – What to Withdraw CRL, Print Archive Program CLIR – Idea of Order Western Regional Storage Trust HATHI/RECAP
  13. 13. Final thoughts.. Challenges: data quality & consistency resource intensive process disclosure & discovery Decide community access or community preservation Does size matter?
  14. 14. UKRR - virtuous circle???
  15. 15. Impact Library use “UK “UKRR has enabled the University of Glasgow Library to free up space to create a new social learning space which has been heavily used since it opened. This has contributed to a significant rise in the number of students and researchers using the Library” Susan Ashworth, Assistant Director, Research and Learning Support Services, University of Glasgow ““
  16. 16. UKRR Members’ Workshop February 2010 UKRR Key Do

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