In a recent interview with Times Higher Education, Roly Keating, the new Chief Executive of the British Library, committed to supporting university libraries. Following on from his presentation at the 2012 RLUK Conference Mr Keating recognised the resourceful and strategic approach university libraries have taken in response to greater financial constraints, both by increasing collaboration and by putting “a premium on unique collections, and being bolder, clearer and louder about the value of those. There is work going on in the sector to redefine the model, and we will support them in finding the heart of the service that they will be providing over the next 5 or 10 years”.