The library is not just a repository, or a service like any other, or a place for study: it is all these things. It can also be a partner in research and in teaching, and[...]
SCONUL has written a letter to the Times Higher Education in response to an article "Working on borrowed time?"
RLUK and SCONUL very much welcome the commitment of the UK government to ensure that publicly funded scientific research is made available for anyone to read for free. We agree with Science Minister David Willetts that "Removing paywalls that surround taxpayer funded research will have real economic and social benefits."
The Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) has welcomed the new Open Access policy from Research Councils UK (RCUK). Ann Rossiter, Executive Director of SCONUL, commented: "We wholeheartedly welcome the new[...]
A coalition of leading organisations that support learning, libraries and librarians today warned that the Digital Economy Act risks forcing public libraries, schools, colleges and universities to limit access to the internet, and therefore to[...]
SCONUL held its annual residential conference at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool on 14 to 15 June. It was attended by some 160 delegates and included a debate on the student experience as well as some[...]
SCONUL is pleased to announce the results of the election to its Executive Board. At SCONUL's annual general meeting on 15 June in Liverpool, Liz Jolly, Director, Library and Information Services, Teesside University, was[...]
On 21 March SCONUL submitted its response to the Intellectual Property Office consultation on proposals to change the UK's copyright system. To read SCONUL's response click here
On 26 April SCONUL held a buildings visit to the new University of Aberdeen Library. The event included a tour of the library and gave delegates an opportunity to hear about its development and to[...]
At an uncertain and challenging time for libraries, the new-look Designing Libraries website is a showcase for new investment and innovation. With its many examples of inspiring and functional library buildings, Designing Libraries[...]