Who loves you pretty print?
A view through the UKRR kaleidoscope
RLUK Conference: November 2010
UKRR - Purpose
Protecting research information
100 km shelf space to be released
A partnership between HE sector and the BL
funded by HEFCE
Space – is finite
Duplication of holdings:
Intra and inter de-duplication
Growth of e-sustainable archives
Institutional strategic fit
Cultural – sharing paradigm : ‘JiT’ v ‘JiC’
Why worry about print?
Not everything is or ever will be
image quality, contents pages, ads etc.
Digitization: quality, sustainability,
What’s in a print archive?
Diplomatic & Consular Reports
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Overlap rate - 53%
Most frequently offered titles
Journal Title Publisher
Nature NPG 12
Annual Review of Physiology Annual Reviews 12
Journal of Neurochemistry Wiley Blackwell 11
Trends in pharmacological sciences Elsevier 11
UKRR kaleidoscope - factoids
47% available on at least 1 sustainable e-
14% (3k items) of material offered is ‘at
More SS & HUM titles being offered
Net savings - £6M
What is valuable?
What can safely be compromised?
What to standardise?
What contributes most to the core aims?
What benefits accrued from investment level
Need to demonstrate tangible value
Enable institutional strategies
Cross sectoral partnerships
Build on partners’ existing strengths
Don’t reinvent the wheel
We are not alone...
Netherlands: Metamorfoze project
Finland: Finnish National Repository
Catalonia – GEPA
Hong Kong: JURA
We are not alone...
OCLC Networked Level Management
Ithaka – What to Withdraw
CRL, Print Archive Program
CLIR – Idea of Order
Western Regional Storage Trust
data quality & consistency
resource intensive process
disclosure & discovery
Decide community access or community
Does size matter?
“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
UKRR Members’ Workshop February 2010
UKRR Key Do