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News from UEL – Autumn 2007

It’s been another busy period at UEL, with a number of exciting projects reaching their conclusions, while others are just beginning.

Work on the JISC funded East London Theatre Archive digitisation project, led by UEL, has now begun. Our partners include the V&A, the Theatre Royal Stratford and Wilton’s Music Hall. By the end of November we will have completed the last collection survey – so far we have discovered some wonderful material, including a speech by Liza Minnelli! The project team is expecting to start image checking and cataloguing by mid January.

Research Open Access Repository (ROAR)
Our bid for JISC funding to set up an institutional repository for research publications and other digital material was successful. We expect to recruit a project manager by December and we plan to be running the pilot phase of the project in the summer of 2008.

Black History Month
Once again the Library organised some very successful events for Black History Month. The exhibition My roots, our heritage, on loan to us from Eastside Community Heritage, was the inspiration behind this year’s