Outcomes from Wikipedia’s #1Lib1Ref campaign 2017

What role does Wikipedia have in higher education, and how do research libraries contribute? Several RLUK member libraries participated in Wikimedia’s flagship #1lib1ref campaign from 15 January - 3 February 2017 to increase the number of citations on its articles, and others have hosted Wikimedians-in-residence in recent years. In the US, OCLC’s Research Libraries Partnership will also be implementing library partnerships with Wikimedia. So, what has the experience of RLUK members been, and what can we do next? Read more...

DCDC17: The cultural value of collections and the creative economy
27 - 29 November 2017 :: The Lowry, Salford Quays
CALL FOR PAPERS: In today’s uncertain political and economic climate the ability to demonstrate why heritage and culture matter – and to whom - has never been more important or relevant. The ways in which we gather, measure and present evidence of cultural value and impact has attracted increasing attention in recent years, as emphasis has led to a stronger focus on the experience of individuals and of communities. 

We invite proposals for papers, panels and workshops not limited to the following themes:
  1. Heritage and the human experience: hidden voices, social cohesion, diversity and public wellbeing.
  2. The cultural landscape: heritage buildings, regeneration, and engaging audiences with real and imagined environments.
  3. Curative collections: understanding and reflecting voices in conflict, dissent, displacement, repatriation and recovery.
  4. New value in old things: opening up collections through original research, heritage science, the internet, and digital technology.
  5. Collections and enterprise: the challenges and opportunities of utilising collections for revenue generation, managing the relationship between culture and the corporate, and overcoming the hurdles of copyright.
  6. Innovative interpretations: presenting traditional collections to new audiences through art, design, and performance.
  7. Measuring value: holistic value frameworks, benchmarking, cultural and academic partnerships, impact, and the REF.
  8. The politics of collections: advocacy for collections, funding, institutional and community support and investment.


RLUK17 Conference videos & report

RLUK is pleased to announce the election of Robin Green (Warwick) as Vice-Chair, and Diane Bruxvoort (Aberdeen) and John Scally (National Library of Scotland) to its Board of Directors. Read more...

LIBER Launches Digital Humanities Working Group.

Jisc sets up new group-purchasing pilot with publishers to lower cost of digital archival collections. Read more...

Registration is now open for the CASRAI-UK Reconnect annual conference in London on June 22/23, 2017. Find out more...

Registration is open for Jisc's Research Data Network Event (27-28 June, York). The event will cover a wide range of Research Data topics and developments, with an emphasis on sharing practical solutions to current RDM problems and issues, as well as offering opportunities to network and exchange ideas with colleagues. Find out more...


Academic Liaison & Collection Development Manager - LSE Library

Head of Library Skills - UCL

Head of Collection Development - King's College London

Associate Director (Academic Liaison & Support) - University of Reading


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