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ONLINE EVENT: RLUK launch: A manifesto for the digital shift in research libraries

Date: 18 May 2020 to 18 May 2020
Location: Online event

Under its strategy, Reshaping Scholarship, RLUK seeks to support its members to navigate the changing nature of the research library

About this Event

***This event is open to all. Instructions for joining the meeting will be emailed directly to attendees the day before the event***

Under its strategy, Reshaping Scholarship, RLUK seeks to support its members to navigate the changing nature of the research library. Libraries have long been adapting to the digital environment, introducing new ways of working, accessing and using collections, and engaging with wide and diverse audiences.

In order to formulate a vision for the research library and the digital shift, and to build a coherent programme of activity around this, RLUK convened a working group of colleagues drawn from its five member networks in August 2019. Based on these diverse perspectives and drawing on feedback from across the RLUK community, the group prepared a ‘manifesto for change’, a vision of the research library in 2030 and a programme of activity to support research libraries in this transition.

This webinar will outline the challenge, introduce the work of the group and present a manifesto for the digital shift in research libraries. Building on the manifesto’s contents, this webinar will include a more in-depth reflection on the document and its implications. It will place the manifesto’s aspirations within the wider context of the UK’s Digital Research Infrastructure, and against the backdrop of the information and research communities’ recent experience of the Covid-19 crisis. It will also explore the opportunities for cross-institutional, -sector, and -disciplinary collaboration in order to realise its ambitions.

 

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