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The UDC Hub was developed by RLUK as part of our aim to support collections, wherever they are held. It is a free online resource for collection managers and practitioners to share the latest innovations, insights, case studies and best practice for unique and distinctive collections (UDCs).

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University of Leeds – Exhibition drew on University’s First World War archive for inspiration

An exhibition at the University of Leeds demonstrated the First World War’s continuing influence on 21st century creativity. Visual artist Juliet MacDonald had spent months working with material in the University’s unrivalled Liddle Collection of letters, photos and memorabilia relating to [...]

Out of context: bringing a manuscript collection to a broader audience

In 2012, a partnership between the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Research Library and Birmingham Museums Trust developed into an exhibition on calligraphy in Arabic script. Of the 33,000 visitors over 12 weeks, an in-gallery survey suggested that around 60% identified [...]

Britain from Above: User engagement between the digital and ‘real’ world

This paper gives an overview of the engagement programme of Britain from Above, a partnership project aimed at conserving and making freely available the first 95,000 images of the Aerofilms collection of historic aerial photographs, which ended in November 2014. [...]

If we build it they will come: collaborative development of born-digital archives

In many ways, enabling the discovery of born-digital archive materials should be easy. The material is already digital, and quite often in a format that is accessible by others. There are many ways in which content can be delivered over [...]

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