Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries: Showcase - Jill Evans, SCURL

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Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries: Showcase - Jill Evans, SCURL

  1. 1. SCURL: PARTNERSHIP, COLLABORATION, SUCCESS Jill Evans SCURL Service Development Manager CILIPS Conference June 2014
  2. 2. Membership • All Scottish Higher Education Institutions • National Library of Scotland • National Museums Scotland • Edinburgh City Libraries • Glasgow Life • Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh • Open University in Scotland • Scottish Library & Information Council National Library of Scotland CILIPS Conference June 2014
  3. 3. SCURL aims • to improve services for users and maximise resource through collaborative action • to work with other organisations, & sectors towards the creation of a co- operative library infrastructure in Scotland • to lobby funding and planning bodies on matters of shared interest • to provide mutual support for members Sir Duncan Rice Library, Aberdeen University CILIPS Conference June 2014
  4. 4. Governance • SCURL is an independent voluntary association, launched in 1977. • Has a constitution, officers, representatives and operating procedures: • SCURL Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer • SCURL Service Development Manager • SCURL Minute Secretary • SCURL SHEDL Digital Library Administrator • SCURL Business Committee: constituency representatives • SCURL Constitution • SCURL Business Plan and Strategy 2014-2016 CILIPS Conference June 2014
  5. 5. Business Plan and Strategy 2014- 2016 • Effective collaborative content management • Showcase Scotland’s research & collections • Effective advocacy & promotion Dundee University Library and Learning Centre CILIPS Conference June 2014
  6. 6. Procurement Three main procurement strands • Scottish Higher Education Digital Library – SHEDL • SCOPnet Journals • Scopnet books – print and ebooks St. Andrews University Library CILIPS Conference June 2014
  7. 7. Procurement - SHEDL Scottish Higher Education Digital Library • Works to secure collaborative access to digital content for Scottish HEIs • Set of guiding policies and criteria • Procurement and licencing through JISC Collections Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh Library CILIPS Conference June 2014
  8. 8. SHEDL achievements • Supports about £5m of procurement per annum (10- 15% of member institutions’ total journals budgets) • Existing publishers include: Springer, ACM, ACS, ASME. CUP, EUP, OUP, Sage, Project MUSE, Web Of Knowledge, Brill, Karger, JoVE & Social Sciences Directory • Ebook content from Springer and CUP Edinburgh Napier University LibraryCILIPS Conference June 2014
  9. 9. SHEDL operations • Steering Group • Working Group • Received the Shared Services Award in the Scottish Parliament • Invited by Universities Scotland to document SHEDL for Shared Services Case Study National Museums of Scotland Library CILIPS Conference June 2014
  10. 10. SHEDL – negotiating principles • All-in for a deal rather than opt-in • Usually 3 year contracts, some deals extended to include the National Library of Scotland, National Museums Scotland and NHS Scotland • Single invoice via JISC Collections • Minimal annual increases • Member contributions shared jointly and proportionately • Strive to include transfer titles when negotiating • Admin assistance provided Sir Duncan Rice Library, AberdeenCILIPS Conference June 2014
  11. 11. Task Forces, Working Groups & Events Task Groups • SCURL Walk In Access • SCURL Scottish Library Services Platform • SCURL Scottish Metadata • SCURL Communications Working Groups • Health Group Events • Annual Ebooks Conference • Annual SLIC FE Conference Glasgow Caledonian University Library CILIPS Conference June 2014
  12. 12. Communities of Practice Across staff roles • Deputy Directors • Institutional Repositories Managers • System Librarians • Liaison Librarians Topic/interest related • Collection Management • Mobile Devices • Reading Lists • Legal Issues Robert Gordon University Learning café CILIPS Conference June 2014
  13. 13. SCURL Affiliated Groups • Rare Books in Scotland Group • Scottish Universities Special Collections & Archives Group • Scottish Visual Arts Group • Scottish Working Group on Official Publications University of the West of Scotland library CILIPS Conference June 2014
  14. 14. Extending Partnerships in New Sectors • NHS in Scotland • first collaborative procurement of content agreed via SHEDL • Further Education • FE representative on SCURL Library Services Platform Task Force • FE representative on Scotland Colleges Development Network • Extend relevant SHEDL content to FE • Membership of SCOPnet groups • Northern Collaboration England • Reciprocal invitations to meetings to share good practice in relevant aspects of service provision CILIPS Conference June 2014
  15. 15. Challenges for SCURL Libraries • Budgetary constraints • OA and research data management • Importance of the student experience and impact of surveys, especially National Student Survey • Digital transitions: o Traditional – books, print journals, storage, disposal o Digital – wifi, mobile devices, power & data, bandwidth, VAT for e- materials, formats, transitional change o Exploitation – digital literacies for both staff and students University of the West Of Scotland Hamilton campus library CILIPS Conference June 2014
  16. 16. Any questions? SCURL website http://scurl.ac.uk/ Sir Duncan Rice Library, Aberdeen University CILIPS Conference June 2014

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