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Explore RCSI Library Collections

Guide on RCSI Library contemporary collections

Explore RCSI Library Collections

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Welcome to RCSI Library Collections

Collections Services at RCSI Library

The Content and Metadata Management team is responsible for the management of all material published after 1980 held in RCSI Library.

This includes:

  • Collection development, or the selection and acquisition of both print and online materials;
  • Cataloguing of print and electronic resources to ensure ease of access;
  • Decision making on the retention and disposal of materials in our collection.
  • Managing and maximising the Library’s resources budget
  • Participation in relevant national bodies and consortia, i.e. IReL (Irish Research Electronic Library)

Content and Metadata Management staff are responsible for selecting, ordering, and processing Library materials at every stage of their lifecycle. We will work with you to help you make the best use of the Library's existing resources and to select the most appropriate collections for your teaching, learning and research needs. 

The Content and Metadata Management team does not look after heritage or archival collections. Any queries relating to Heritage Collections, should be directed to our Heritage Collections team.