The Unique and Distinctive Collections Project is funded by Research Libraries UK, a group of legal deposit and major research university libraries who work together and with partners to “shape and to realise the vision of the modern research library”. These libraries almost by definition will hold “unique and distinctive” collections of archives, rare books, and many other media, including born-digital and digitised documents.
The project aims to help RLUK member libraries and other organisations with such collections to make the most of their potential for research, teaching and community engagement. We will find out more about the challenges faced and suggest ways in which libraries can collaborate and exploit new technologies and ideas so that their collections and users can survive and thrive.
Check out the FAQs category for more detail about the project, based on actual questions people have asked me.