Unlocking Scottish collections on-line: RSLP projects revealed

Published: 17 June 2002

Research Support Library Programme (RSLP) projects have been putting important research collections in Scotland on-line. You are invited to see their achievements tomorrow, 18 June.

An invitation to all academic and information professionals.

12-4 pm Tuesday 18 June 2002 Wolfson Technology Research Centre, University of Glasgow Library; Level 3

Sandwich lunch available from 1pm

Over the last three years Research Support Library Programme (RSLP) projects have been putting important research collections in Scotland on-line. This event will reveal the results of these projects, giving academics and information professionals an opportunity to try out the new on-line resources. Project workers will also be on hand to demonstrate the resources and answer questions.

The projects cover a wide range of research collections in the humanities and social sciences, including :

* architectural records

* scientific records

* maps

* personal health records

* higher education records

* photographs

* polemic pamphlets


These projects provide resource material for a diverse range of research themes including:

* archaeology

* architecture

* cartographic history

* cultural history

* education

* environmental studies

* history of science, technology and the environment

* historical geography

* intellectual history

* landscape and buildings

* medical history

* medicine

* political and economic history

* theology

The day will also demonstrate emerging policy on collaborative collection management, including effective models for building and sustaining a co-ordinated distributed nationwide resource and recommendations on solutions to the problem of cross-searching and browsing by subject across communities, such as archives, libraries, museums, online information services, HE and FE.

The event is organised by SUSCAG: Scottish Universities Special Collections & Archives Group (http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/suscag/default.html) and SCURL: Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (http://scurl.ac.uk/about/about.html). This is their first event collaborative event.

Tea and coffee will be available all afternoon and there will be a sandwich lunch from 1-2pm.

Ronald Milne, Director of RSLP will introduce a programme of demonstrations at 1.45pm.

The finalised programme of events will be found on the SUSCAG website (http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/suscag/default.html).


If you intend to attend this event please reply to Moira Willison. (0141 330 6796


Project participants:

Dundee: Drawn Evidence http://www.drawnevidence.dundee.ac.uk/

Dundee Library Conservation Unit http://www.dundee.ac.uk/library/lib_cons.html

Edinburgh: NAHSTE http://www.nahste.ac.uk

Edinburgh: Clinical Notes http://www.clinicalnotes.ac.uk

Edinburgh: Charting the Nation http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/charting/

Glasgow: GASHE http://www.gashe.ac.uk/

St Andrews:Visual Evidence http://www.specialcollections.st-and.ac.uk/photo

St Andrews: Pamphlets and Polemic http://specialcollections.st-and.ac.uk/projpamph.htm

SCURL: SCONE http://scone.strath.ac.uk

Strathclyde: Digital Library http://gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk

Strathclyde: HILT http://hilt.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/

Organisers contact details Ann Jones, SUSCAG, HWU (013 1451 3219; A.E.Jones@hw.ac.uk

Catherine Nicholson, SCURL (0141 331 8451; C.Nicholson@gcal.ac.uk

Lesley Richmond, GUAS (0141 330 2089; L.Richmond@archives.gla.ac.uk

Moira Willison,

Media Relations Office (media@gla.ac.uk)

First published: 17 June 2002

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