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Key issue: Securing access to print: the UKRR


Jean Crawford

UKRR Phase 1 Project Manager, Imperial College London, GB
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It is a debate that every serials collection manager will recognize: Are the rows of research journals the best use of library space when most are read online? Yet the arguments for retaining print are convincing. Agreements for safeguarding access to digital material are still being defined and reliable digital equivalents of the print archive not yet in place. The true cost of digital archiving is still being assessed. Research libraries are committed to maintaining access to the information record. The UK Research Reserve (UKRR) pilot project, which ended in August this year, has shown how the higher education (HE) sector can effectively manage storage and access to print copy in the digital age.

How to Cite: Crawford, J., 2008. Key issue: Securing access to print: the UKRR. Serials, 21(3), pp.232–234. DOI:
Published on 11 Nov 2008.
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