Project Description

Date: July 2021

Author: Evidence Base

This report was commissioned by RLUK, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and delivered by research consultancy Evidence Base.

The report provides a detailed overview of the current role of academic and research libraries as partners and leaders of research, their potential to enhance these roles, and the barriers they might face in doing so. The report is one of the most comprehensive accounts of the role of libraries as research partners and leaders, and is the result of an extensive series of consultations with libraries, academics, research managers, university leaders and funders.