Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
The Library and Learning Centre of the University of Dundee
The Botanic Cottage of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Abertay University Library
Glasgow School of Art

Welcome to SCURL

The CCM Group

One of the strands of the SCURL Strategic Plan 2017-2019 focusses on collaborative collection management (ccm). Two working groups have been convened to support and develop recommendations for the SCURL members to adopt.

The CCM Group prepared The Last Scottish Copy Policy with a set of guidelines and procedures as a mechanism to manage the national disposal of duplicated print content. SCURLCCMLastScottishCopyJune2017.pdf

In August 2017 the CCM Group also prepared Recommendations for Offering and Transferring General Material i.e.Non-Special Collections.


>The Metadata Group is preparing to survey the SCURL members to rate the quality of bibliographic records supplied by external providers. The Metadata Group has also advised the CCM Group of the preferred bibliographic field to populate to identify “The Last Scottish Copy.”


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Scottish Higher Education Digital Library

SHEDL aims through collaboration and combined purchasing power to achieve a shared digital library in Scotland with easier access to online content to support research and learning and teaching.


Welcome to SCURL

The Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL) is the principal association of University and research libraries in Scotland and has been working collaboratively and cross-sectorally for over 30 years.

This website provides information about the work of SCURL (including the 2017-2019 Strategy) and includes information for SCURL members.   SCURLStrategicPlan20172019