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Mission impossible! Setting up a branch library in Dubai

Harper, Mandy and Machell, Frances (2019) Mission impossible! Setting up a branch library in Dubai. Taking Stock, 27 (2). pp. 2-4. ISSN 0966-6745

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In spring 2018 the University of Birmingham announced that it would be the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to open a branch campus in Dubai. Initially this would take the form of an incubator campus providing capacity for approximately 350 students across 4 disciplines with a target of opening a full scale campus in 2020, accommodating up to approximately 4,500 UG and PG students.

A library was required; however there would be no dedicated library staff in Dubai and no additional staffing resource within the UK. Library Services therefore faced the challenge of setting up a library from scratch, at arm’s length, with no additional resource.

In this article, we mainly focus on the work relating to reading lists, and acquiring and licensing content.

Type of Work:Article
School/Faculty:Corporate Services
Department:Library Services
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
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