RLUK joined The European Library in August 2013. This partnership will see the ingestion of data from RLUK member libraries into The European Library portal, exposing their collections and intellectual output to a worldwide audience. RLUK members are eligible to participate in all working groups, meetings and conferences and campaigns organised by The European Library.

RLUK member representatives in The European Library

Each RLUK member will have to nominate a member of staff to act as their formal representative for The European Library activities who will be responsible for:

  • circulating and promoting The European Library related news to colleagues in their institution
  • coordinating activities for the The European Library campaigns
  • act as a main point of contact for related The European Library queries/requests

Communications for RLUK-The European Library activities will be conducted on Basecamp. RLUK representative details should be sent to Melanie Cheung.

The European Library working groups

RLUK members are represented in The European Library’s working groups by the RLUK Executive, who will disseminate related information through internal channels.

Libraries coordination group 

The Libraries Coordination Group provides a forum for liaison at strategic and operational level between The European Library Office and the partner libraries. Its purpose is to coordinate all activities required for the effective running of The European Library. The Group promotes cross-library collaboration, shared best practice and reduced duplication of effort.
RLUK representative: Mike Mertens

Marketing & editorial working group

The European Library Marketing & Editorial Working Group (M&EWG) provides the means for marketing and editorial cooperation between libraries and The European Library Office. Members have a responsibility to support the marketing and editorial activities of The European Library Office. They should ensure that libraries, collections and services are showcased effectively on the portal.
RLUK representative: Melanie Cheung

Technical and Interoperability group

The European Library Technical & Interoperability Working Group (T&IWG) provides a platform for cooperation between members of The European Library. The Group has a responsibility to ensure that libraries sit at the cutting edge of developments in technology, metadata and interoperability, working in collaboration with The European Library.
RLUK representative: Mike Mertens