Research Library Associations Commit to the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record

IARLA fully endorses Working Together to Ensure the Future of the Digital Scholarly Record – a statement by The Keepers Registry, a Jisc-funded service maintained by EDINA and the ISSN International Centre, that outlines the actions now required to tackle the evolving challenges of preserving and ensuring the long term accessibility of digital scholarship.

IARLA’s endorsement demonstrates a consensus that collaboration will promote and enable efficient use of limited resources and increase awareness of this significant challenge. We declare our commitment to the necessary “concerted, coordinated and sustained action.” Read more...

RLUK is pleased to be supporting Academic Book Week (#ACBookWeek), a week-long celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books. The event runs from 23-28 January, and further information on featured events, being held online and across the country, can be found on the Academic Book Week website.
Jessica Gardner appointed as the new University Librarian at the University of Cambridge. Read more...

RLUK's Programme Officer, Christina Kamposiori, reports on the International Symposium on Evaluating Digital Cultural Resources (EDCR2016). Read more...

RLUK's Deputy Executive Director, Fiona Bradley, on her visit to the CARL Fall Members' Meeting. Read more...

New interactive platform for students and academics to access their textbooks online

Bibliotech has developed a web app that provides students and academics with required and recommended textbooks tailored to their course and university, at any time, on any device, for a small monthly fee (

Licenses have been agreed with Taylor & Francis Group, Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Cengage Learning, Elsevier, Royal Society of Chemistry and Scion Publishing. Negotiations are being finalised with McGraw Hill, Wiley, and Springer Nature.

Key innovations include:

  1. Subscription library - students can access required and recommended textbooks tailored to their course and university instantly, with no download or installation.
  2. Search engine - students can access definitions, diagrams and examples from the entire subscription library by searching for a particular term or concept.
  3. Live messaging - students can direct questions to academics and librarians through a live messaging service.
  4. Integrated lecture material - academics can drop, drag and link textbook content in their lecture slides.
  5. Reading list and analytics - academics can build reading lists and see whether students have completed their assigned reading.

For a demonstration, contact Dave Sherwood at or 07463 779919.


Research Information Systems Manager - University of Edinburgh

College Archivist - Magdalen College, Oxford

Conservator - Durham University

Head of Curatorial Operations - British Library

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