Focus 70

ISSN 1745-5790

The list of contents for SCONUL Focus 70 can be found below.

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Back to basics: the importance of library collections

Steve Rose

Shared value
Collaborative evidence-based ebook acquisition in Scotland

Wendy Walker and Colin Sinclair

Marketing and launching the reading lists service to academics and students
Helen Rimmer and Sian Downes

The student library reps project at Goldsmiths College
Giving students a say in our collections

Marion Harris

Patron-driven obsession
Adopting patron-driven acquisition as UWE’s sole method of e-book acquisition

Ted Spilsbury and Matt Durant

Print or e preference?
An assessment of changing patterns in content usage at Regent’s University London

Kirsty Franks

Developing a collections review framework at the University of Southampton
Jonathan Chipp

New manuscript found at City, University of London
Rob Hodgson and Simon Bralee

Rare books and printed special collections at Bangor University
Elen Simpson, Shan Robinson and Mairwen Owen

Conservation challenges at the National Library of Scotland
Isobel Griffin and Claire Thomson

Dealing with donations
The experience of the University of East London

Kelly Travers

Bibles from around the world
The Hibernian Bible Society collection at Maynooth University Library

Barbara McCormack

Managing large collections-based projects at Maynooth University
A collections perspective

Marie G. Cullen and Mary Robinson

TEiLA for Buckinghamshire New University Library
Catherine Williams

The potential of staff-less academic libraries in the UK
A thought piece

John Dowd and Mike Dainton

Project Worktribe
Moving from Eprints to Worktribe research management system and developing a repository module

Lyn Gibson, Laura Ennis and Joyce Templeton

Libraries and research support in small and teaching-led universities
Contextual problems around nascent services in dynamic times

Carly Lightfoot and Kevin Sanders

Superhero librarians are coming
Get your capes on!

Wendy Morris