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 Sir Duncan Rice Library, Aberdeen University CILIPS Conference June 2014