02 February 2007 – JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT ON MAJOR CONTENT ENHANCEMENTS TO COPAC 01/01/70 12:00:00
The Consortium of Research Libraries (CURL), the Research Information Network (RIN) and the British Library today announce significant future additions to Copac as a result of the Copac Challenge Fund, a jointly-funded initiative to expose more of the wealth of UK library holdings for the benefit of researchers of all types in the UK and beyond.
There were 60 responses to the Challenge Fund from both Higher Education and other libraries who were interested in a presence within Copac. Successful applicants had to demonstrate the benefits they could bring for Copac users through the research value, uniqueness, ease of access and use of their collections. This process ensures that the Fund will have a maximum positive impact for researchers in the UK and beyond.
The new institutions whose collections will be wholly or partly included in Copac are:
City of London Libraries
Institute of Education
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
Lambeth Palace Library
Natural History Museum
Royal Academy of Music
St. Andrews University
University of Essex
University of Exeter
University of Leicester
Women’s Library, London Metropolitan University