SHEDL is the procurement activity for the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL). The SHEDL Journals Group membership is open to all Scottish Higher Institutions. The National Library of Scotland, the National Museums Scotland are also members of the Group. The primary remit of the group is to manage the consortial purchase of periodical materials and associated services on behalf of these institutions through regular tendering exercises and careful monitoring of contracts once these are mobilised. The Chair of the Group is Richard Parsons, University Librarian of Dundee, and the Vice Chair is iain Young, Associate Director at Heriot-Watt University.