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New blog launched for Rethinking the Research Library Model (RRLM)
We are pleased to announce that the RLUK strategic strand, Rethinking the Research Library Model (RRLM) has a new blog at: http://rlukrrlm.wordpress.com/
The blog currently contains:
a) Information on the aims of the strand
b) A review of the current foundations of the research library, by Lesley Gilder of the University of Southampton
c) The outputs of a workshop taking forward the ideas from the foundations work, facilitated for RLUK by the RIN.
This is all part of a developmental cycle of obtaining strategic feedback and input from practitioners in RLUK libraries. A further aspect of this will be the commissioning of thought and leadership pieces on three areas of investigation, as we take this strand to completion by 2014:
a) The concept of the library collection
b) The role of libraries in the research process
c) The development of new roles/services and new skills
The first of these themes, the concept of the library collection, is the topic until the end of this year, and will be overseen by John MacColl of the RRLM Steering Group.
The aim of the blog and the above themes is twofold: to provide the basis for action and interpretation in regard to how we adapt to future needs and roles, and to help inform the next RLUK Strategic Plan.
We would be very grateful if you could encourage the strategic managers in your libraries to take a look at the content of the blog, and add their voices to the debate.
If you have any blog-specific queries or issues (e.g. access, posting comments or navigation) please contact Melanie.Cheung@rluk.ac.uk.