Collection management policy - section 7 - research

  • Oxford Brookes Library has developed its collections primarily to support the teaching curriculum of the University. Its general strategy for providing support to research is to concentrate on providing access to information through a wide range of bibliographical tools backed up by timely and appropriate document delivery mechanisms.

    There are some specialist areas in which the Library holds material of local/regional significance. These are within the areas of architecture and planning where substantive collections of book and journal material have been amassed over a number of years. Children's books form a significant collection at the Harcourt Hill Library.

    The Fuller Collection and the Wesley and Methodist Study Centre collections are of national significance.

    A Steering Group on Special Collections and Archives, chaired by the Pro-Vice Chancellor - Academic Development, has been established to advise on the acquisition and management of special collections. The University is interested in developing its special collections around three main themes:

    • Contemporary Literary Prizes
    • Food and drink
    • History of medicine and public health

    Oxford Brookes Library is committed to co-operation with other libraries in the region to provide access to research collections.

    Further information about our special collections is available.

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