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Library details: University of Leicester Library is an Academic library.
This library is affiliated with University of Leicester (view map) . The collection of the library contains 1,000,000 volumes. The library serves a population of 23,000 FTE Enrollment.
The David Wilson Library on the central campus houses over 1 million volumes with a digital collection of nearly 1 million items including over 60,000 journals and 500,000 ebooks; Specialist services include Special Collections and Archives with its digital content hosted on MyLeicestershire History; the Leicester Research Archive open access digital research collection on Dspace, and Research Data on Figshare 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:
- 1800 user spaces of all types
- 350 PCs and 16 Group study rooms
- Digital Learning Reading Room
- Special Collections Suite for rare books and manuscripts to BS5454 standard
- Doctoral College 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 .
Academic Level: The library Serves an educational institution at the University level.
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|
|Reading List Manager||Talis Aspire||2012|
|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|
|RFID Tag Vendor||3M|
|Self-Check||Biobliotheca SelfCheck System V-Series|
|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 Jan 3, 2019.
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