The National Library of Wales and Cardiff University are pleased to announce the signing of a collaboration agreement which outlines ways in which the two institutions will work together in the future.
The National Library (NLW) and Cardiff University have a long history of collaboration, including recently on the award winning WHELF LMS project to procure a new shared Library Management System for the sector. This new agreement builds on previous successes and will provide benefits for the general public as well as to the current users of both libraries.
As well as joint exhibitions, lectures and other events, students and the wider public will be able to access NLW digital collections and resources from its new base located within the Arts and Social Studies Library of Cardiff University, which until now has only been available on site in Aberystwyth, including its screen and sound archive.
Linda Tomos, Chief Executive and Librarian, NLW said:
“This new and exciting arrangement between the National Library and Cardiff University provides further proof that the Library remains at the forefront of new ways of opening up the national collections to all, wherever they live or work.”
Janet Peters, Director of Cardiff University Libraries, said:
“We look forward to welcoming new readers to the dedicated NLW space in the Arts and Social Studies Library and to providing the same range of digital resources to our students and researchers as they would find in Aberystwyth. We shall literally have a national library on our doorstep.”
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