New support for collaborative collection management

Added by Sarah on 26 April 2007 12:56

RIN and CURL have jointly funded a new post of Collaborative Collection Management Programme Adviser to enhancing the management and development of the UK research resources.

News release - 26 March 2007

At a time when there is a strong movement to support research produced in the UK, no single library can hope to develop or sustain collections that are truly comprehensive in all the key areas that an institution’s researchers need. Through the shared endeavours of CCM however, it is possible that something approaching comprehensiveness can be achieved. In today’s competitive environment, universities - and therefore their libraries - operate largely independently of one another.

To support the best provision of both electronic and print collections, libraries need to work together to support both their own researchers’ and the nation’s research effort. For the benefit of the research community, locally, throughout the UK, and internationally, CURL and RIN are committed to enhancing management and development of the aggregate UK collection of published hard copy research resources as well as supporting the better use of e-resources and materials in other formats.

The new and jointly-funded post of CCM Programme Adviser will help further the development of CCM through advocacy and dissemination of successful practice. Sally Curry has recently been appointed to this post. Sally will be reviewing previous and existing CCM initiatives, and talking to stakeholders with differing experiences and points of view. She will be involved in a range of CCM related initiatives and working with CURL and the RIN to identify how to take forwards this important aspect of library management.

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About RIN

The Research Information Network is an independent organisation, established and funded for an initial three year period from mid 2005 by a consortium of the four Higher Education funding bodies, the three UK National Libraries and the eight Research Councils. Its mission is to lead and coordinate new developments in the collaborative provision of research information for the benefit of researchers in the UK. The key role of the RIN is give the strategic leadership required to establish a national framework for research information provision and to generate effective and sustainable arrangements for meeting the information needs of the professional research community.

Further information is available on the RIN’s website or contact Sarah Gentleman, Communications Officer,, +44 (0)20 7412 7241.

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