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Establishing the John Rylands Research Institute at The University of Manchester: the secrets of our success

The University of Manchester Library’s Special Collections, housed primarily in The John Rylands Library, are broad and deep, containing some of the most significant printed books and manuscripts every produced alongside a wealth of archive, visual and map collections. They are a tremendously [...]

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Strategies for public engagement: University of Sussex Special Collections at The Keep

The purpose of this paper is not to outline public engagement activities that have been have undertaken, but to look at the effects of a strategic driver based on public engagement and its implications on university special collections. To demonstrate this the paper [...]

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Converged and professional: the model of archive, library and museum services at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections

This paper considers a practical example of the benefits of close cooperation between the different professional disciplines of archives, librarianship and museum curation. In 2008 the University of Edinburgh opened a new Centre for Research Collections in the Main Library, to bring together [...]

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Designing libraries: how the Bodleian’s Weston Library was transformed

The Bodleian Libraries’ new Weston Library reopened to readers in 2014 following a three-year, £80 million refurbishment. Here, Toby Kirtley, Estates Project Officer for the Bodleian, discusses how a Grade II listed book ‘fortress’ has been transformed into a finalist for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2016. [...]

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