January 18, 2022

A New Collection from the UK Web Archive: “The Evolving Role of Libraries in the UK”

From the British Library/UK Web Archive Blog:

What better institution to archive UK librarianship-related websites than The British Library! The evolving role of libraries in the UK collection launches with a modest number of websites worthy of preservation, and with a call to librarians, information professionals, researchers and the public to nominate many more worthwhile sites.

The collection aims to reflect developments within the UK library community in the 21st century, in response to financial, technological, political, social and other pressures and challenges. As well as some important institutional and organisation sites (CILIPMLARIN), the collection showcases collaborations (Inspire,UKRR) and advocacy blogs (Public Libraries News), special interest groups (MMIT) and fora (LILAC), communities of knowledge exchange (LIKE,#UKLibChat) and of research and practice (LIS Research CoalitionResearch Active). It tries to highlight the work of inspirational professional individuals (Joeyanne Libraryanne) and groups (Heart of the School); innovative services supporting learning and research (SCARLET) and the visually impaired (RNIBReading SightSpeaking Volumes). One of the more dominant themes in the collection is of open access institutional repositories and the new role for librarians and information professionals in digital repositories and data management (RSPUKCoRR,Open and Shut?)

Direct to New Collection: Evolving Role of Libraries in the UK
42 sites are now included in the collection

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About Gary Price

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.