14th December 1999

 

LIBRARY GRANT RECOGNISES UNIVERSITY’S

IMPORTANT ROLE

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is one of only four ‘new’ universities in the country to be earmarked for a special grant to support access to library facilities.

 

ULH is to receive over £26,000 from a special fund which compensates universities which make their specialist libraries available to researchers from other institutions.

 

A survey of 4,700 researchers conducted earlier this year by the Research Support Libraries Programme revealed the UK’s 50 most important university research libraries.

 

The survey showed which university research libraries are most used by outside researchers and which libraries are considered by researchers to be the most important for their discipline.

 

Only three other ‘new’ universities made the list: Manchester Metropolitan, the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and the University of Central England in Birmingham.

 

Prof Keith Bardon, Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, welcomed the award.

 

“News of this additional funding is most welcome, not only because it will further improve our excellent research library facilities but also because it represents a recognition of the important role this university plays as a resource for researchers from other institutions,” he said.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk