Category: value

Every year, we publish a report which includes examples of our collaborative activities. WHELF has had another highly successful year in its efforts to create more value than the ‘sum of the parts’.  Under its umbrella, libraries have succeeded in …

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The WHELF Annual Report for the academic year 2015-16 is now available. The report highlights the collective work of WHELF along with news and developments from the WHELF institutions. The report can be downloaded in English or Welsh from the …

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This presentation was delivered by Graham Hay and Michael Lee from Cambridge Econometrics at the recent Gregynog Colloquium. The presentation outlines a Jisc funded project to identify the benefits of a shared LMS; to identify what has been acheived, what …

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The annual National Libraries Day (6th February 2016)  gave WHELF libraries the opportunity to run events to celebrate and showcase their libraries and staff. In Cardiff, the University Library Service celebrated with a #LovingYourLibrary theme. All of the university libraries had “heart-ily” …

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The American Library Association (ALA) has just published a useful report: ‘Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report’. You can download the report from

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A new guide from the Research Information Network focuses on how academic librarians are experiencing and responding to financial cuts in the current economic climate. Based upon data gathered in the UK and internationally, and focus groups with senior librarians …

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A global survey of the world’s academic and research libraries reveals that two thirds of institutions expect to cut spending on information resources in the next two years.

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A very timely report produced for JISC, SCONUL & UCISA. The main focus of this research was to assess the impact of the economic downturn on university library and IT services. 40 interviews were conducted with representatives of each of …

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