Saturday, March 07, 2009
Scotland's shared digital library gives researchers vital edge
"In the first scheme of its kind in the UK, Scotland's university researchers are to benefit from a shared digital library that will widen access to over 1,500 specialist journals and publications. The Scottish Higher Education Digital Library (SHEDL) is considered vital to the development of Scottish-based research, over half of which was rated internationally excellent or world-leading in last month's Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). SHEDL has been backed by all of Scotland's HEIs, who hope it will support research, learning and teaching. It is also expected to stimulate research both across different disciplines and between institutions - a feature of Scotland's research scene singled out for praise in the RAE."