The Main Library on the central campus includes European Documentation Centre; extensive Official Publications holdings; Special Collections section; 5000 distance students. c.60,000 electronic journal subscriptions, 1000 print subscriptions. The Library coordinates the Leicester Research Archive digital research collection on Dspace, and is taking part in the Portico digital preservation project.
After 3 years of construction the David Wilson Library opened in April 2008. HM The Queen officially opened the David Wilson Library on 4 December 2008. The new library facilities include:
- 1500 user spaces of all types
- 350 PCs and 13 Group study rooms
- Special Collections Suite for rare books and manuscripts to BS5454 standard
- Graduate School Reading Room
- RFID self issue and return
- Help zone – combined Library and IT enquiries and assistance
- Additional student facilities : Careers Service, Student Learning Centre, AccessAbility Zone, 500 seat lecture theatre with associated seminar rooms.
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Administration: The director of the library is Caroline Taylor .
Affiliations: The library is a UK Higher Education institution.
Wireless: The library offers wireless access to the Internet. 802.11b or 802.11g; authentication required
|Product Name||Year Contracted|
|Current Automation System||Alma*||2016|
|Previous Automation System||Symphony||1998|
|Previous Automation System||LIBERTAS||1988|
|Previous Automation System||SWALCAP||1982|
|Discovery Service (w/index)||Primo Central||2016|
|Previous Discovery Index||Summon||2010|
|OpenURL Link resolver||Alma Link Resolver||2016|
|Previous Link resolver||360 Link||2010|
|Digital Asset Management||CONTENTdm|
|Web Content Management||Plone|
|Item ID Type||Barcode|
|Self-Check||3M SelfCheck System V-Series|
|(* This system was recently acquired and may not yet be installed)|
|The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.|
|This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.|
|WorldCat Registry ID||87576|
Record History: This listing was created on Aug 9, 1998 and was last modified on Jul 26, 2016.
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