Mercian Website Launches

Gaz J Johnson

The Mercian Collaboration website, formally launches, to provide information for academic library staff throughout the UK Midlands region.

After a number of months in development, the Mercian Collaboration website launched this week (23rd Jan 2017).  Caroline Taylor, the Collaboration’s Steering Group Chair and University Librarian at the University of Leicester commented "I am delighted that the Mercian Collaboration now has a visible presence on the Internet, where staff from the membership organisations can keep up to date on our activities and forthcoming events".

The Mercian Collaboration is a professional network formed from SCONUL higher education libraries in the East and West Midlands of the UK.  Its aspirations include seeking to provide a space for members to work together in exploring training and development opportunities, along with exploring potential operational efficiencies.  Supported by the Mercian Collaboration Development Officer, and in partnership with SCONUL, the Collaboration has been in existence since mid-2014. 

It is hoped that the new Mercian Collaboration Website will spotlight the various activities and subgroups operating under the Collaboration's umbrella.  Intended for regional library and information staff, as well as more broadly for librarians throughout the UK, the site is expected to continue developing over the coming month as more content is added.

For more information on the Website, and the Mercian Collaboration in general, contact Gareth J Johnson, the Collaboration's Development Officer.