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					UCL LIBRARY SERVICES




 What does a 21st-century library
 service look and feel like?



 Dr Paul Ayris
 Director of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Officer

 e-mail: p.ayris@ucl.ac.uk
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 What the Library Strategy tells us…



  Master Planning exercise
     its role in shaping the future of the Library's estate
  UCL Institute for Cultural Heritage
     the importance of UCL Special Collections
  Radio-Frequency Tagging
     the Self-Service Library
  Role of the Library as archive
  Digital revolutions in research, learning and teaching
  Continuous Professional Development
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 Master Planning exercise (1)



  UCL has commissioned Building Design Partnership (BDP) to
   undertake an options appraisal
     For the complete refurbishment/extension of the UCL Main and Science
      Libraries
  UCL Main Library
     French Corridor becomes part of the library footprint?
     JBR/Old Refectory/new underground service facility (with a Louvre-style
      pyramid in the Old Quad) provides 200 IT user places for the Library?
     We take down all dividing walls and floors in the Wilkins footprint and re-
      think the volume of space
         Adding more space for collections, users and services


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 Master Planning exercise (2)



  UCL Science Library
     What will a Science Library look like in 10 years time?
     Growing emphasis on the Library as a learning space, rather than
      simply a collections space
     What will the role of IT be?
     What new services are required, which the Library does not
      currently provide?
  Is the best solution to knock down the two existing
   buildings and to start again?

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 UCL Institute for Cultural Heritage



  The creation of the Institute is of paramount importance




                            Gould’s Toucans
                            Earliest photograph of University College
                            London
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        Haggadah for Passover: Sephardic tradition. Mocatta gift   6
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 Self-Service Library



  Libraries are no longer collections-centric spaces
     but user-centric spaces
  RFID – Radio Frequency Tagging – is a strategic priority
     Revolutionize the way users user library spaces by allowing self-
      issue
     Will be rolled out across the whole UCL family of libraries?
     Will enable us to undertake stock taking of the paper collections




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 Role of the Library as archive



  Two dimensions
      Paper and digital
  Digital -
      DigiTool, our new digital asset management tool, will provide:
      Access system for all the Library’s in-house digital offerings
      Long-term digital archive for the Library’s locally-produced content
  Paper -
      Library acquires 1 mile of paper material a year
      Needs to be curated at the Wickford Store
      Relationships with national archiving initiative – National Research
       Reserve – need to be investigated
      Is one copy in Boston Spa enough?

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 Digital revolutions



  Digital revolutions have transformed teaching, learning and research
      Core Readings service, based on Reading Lists, should become THE norm for UCL
      Will multiple copies of textbooks will disappear?
  For research
      E-only delivery should be the norm
      Paper journals for research are on the way out; 40% of UCL’s journals are e-only
      Library will store research outputs in the EPrints repository at
       http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/
      E-Theses get fantastic downloads, 100+ per month
      Creates a new picture of young and thrusting UCL research
  Through UCL Library Services’ custodianship
      All this digital material will be curated for the long term
      At a time when the average life of a web page is 30 days


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 Continuous Professional Development



  What is the role of a librarian?
     To be a manager of staff, resources and processes
     To select resources which academics/students need to function
     To serve students/academics in their information needs
     To guide and train academics/students in the use of resources
     To promote Information Literacy Skills to the whole of UCL
     To manage the archive, both paper and digital, for content which
      academics and students need to function effectively


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 And finally




 If you have been, thanks
 for listening

 Happy to answer questions
 and hear comments




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