January 22, 2022

New: A Blog For "Unique And Distinctive Collections Project" From RLUK

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Unique and Distinctive Collections:  A Research Libraries UK Project

From the RLUK Web Site:

This project aims to maximise the potential of unique and distinctive collections (UDCs) in RLUK libraries.  Traditionally known as special collections, UDCs are common and prominent features of large research libraries and have helped define their identities and patterns of use.  Such collections may consist of all types of documentary material: manuscripts and archives, books, pamphlets and periodicals, maps, graphic materials, sound and moving image material, as well as born-digital and digitised collections.  Individual items may be unique or distinctive, but often these qualities derive from their gathering into larger collections or links to the history of the institution, region or research strengths.

Learn More About the Project

See Also: Unique and Distinctive Collections: revised project plan (13 pages; PDF)

See Also: RLUK Appoints a new Unique and Distinctive Collections Project Manager (September 16, 2011)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.