UKRR will be holding a one day event in London on Wednesday, 3 April 2019.

Click here to register for this event

UKRR, the UK Research Reserve, has run since 2007 as a HEFCE/Research England-funded project which has enabled HE libraries across the UK to de-duplicate low use print journal stock whilst ensuring the preservation of lending copies for ongoing accessibility by the whole community. From the end of March 2019 the project will transition to a business-as-usual service to be run by the British Library.

The event, consisting of a daytime conference and an early evening reception, has a dual purpose: to celebrate our shared accomplishments over the last twelve years and to look forward to future opportunities both as the service transitions, and more broadly to considering other materials for which a collaborative approach to collection management might be feasible.

Outline programme themes [a full programme will be shared before the event]

  • The new British Library Service
  • The role of the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase (NBK) in the service
  • Opportunities to expand the service to include monographs
  • A panel session featuring some of the key individuals who have been involved in UKRR since its inception in 2007
  • A series of short presentations by some of the libraries who have used the UKRR service to enable them to free up and re-purpose library space

Confirmed panel speakers

We are delighted that the speakers below have agreed to join the panel discussion. Alongside their names is a brief indication of their involvement with the UKRR project:

  • Sir Drummond Bone (former chairman of the UKRR Board)
  • Dr Steven Hill (representing our funders, HEFCE/Research England)
  • Dr Stuart Taylor (UKRR Board member)
  • Sir Rick Trainor (current UKRR Board chairman)
  • Dr Jan Wilkinson (part of the original UKRR inception team, UKRR Board member)
  • Nicola Wright (first project manager of UKRR)

Invitation to submit a proposal for a speed presentation

We still have opportunities for libraries to deliver a speed presentation. If you are interested in doing so, please do contact us on

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