Previous projects and events

If you would like to know more detail about previous White Rose Libraries (WRL) projects and events please contact us.


Collaborative Collection Management – In April 2016 White Rose Libraries worked closely with OCLC/SCS to trial their GreenGlass tool in order to compare print monograph collections with a view to collaborative collection management. The White Rose Libraries Collaborative Collection Management Group led on the project and gained significant value from working with GreenGlass: manipulating data and visualising aspects of collections.

However, the group concluded that the level of overlap between the three collections was much smaller than anticipated and there would be no practical benefit to be gained from a White Rose collaborative collection management arrangement. The project also delivered unexpected benefits in allowing the WRL to make a significant contribution to the national debate on collaborative collection management and the National Knowledge Base project. Our ground-breaking analysis work was part funded by JISC and the results are presented in the JISC report: Understanding collections overlap final report July 2017 (PDF), produced by White Rose Libraries in July 2017.

RDMRose – RDMRose was a 2015 JISC funded project to produce taught and continuing professional development (CPD) learning materials in Research Data Management (RDM) tailored for Information professionals.


White Rose University Press Celebration Event (Leeds), 2018

White Rose University Press held a celebration and networking event in October 2018 to mark our development as a publisher and the growing impact of Open Access (OA) publishing.

It took place in Leeds city centre at the NHS Horizon Centre and was attended by colleagues from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York, including authors, editors, and members of our Management and Editorial Boards. Attendees gave speeches on the value of OA publishing and on what publishing with an OA Press is like from the author’s point of view.

White Rose Libraries Digital Scholarship Event (Sheffield), 2017

This event combined academic viewpoints  and library showcase sessions to highlight current work being done in the Digital Scholarship field across the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. The day explored how digital collections can open new areas of research and enhance work in existing disciplines, and benefited from keynote talks from Anne Horn (Director of Library Services & University Librarian, Sheffield) and Dr Ben Outhwaite (Head of Digital Humanities at Cambridge University Library).

Collaboration Conference (York), 2015

This one-day event provided an opportunity colleagues from across the White Rose Libraries to hear about the variety of approaches to common issues across the collaboration, to discuss shared challenges, and to evaluate where collaborative working could bring benefit.