We provide a digital and physical library service to every member of the Open University community, ensuring staff, students and the public can benefit from library content, skills and support for their academic endeavour.
Metadata is something we all use to describe, structure, process and manage information. The Metadata team exists to help the University find, use and manage resources by identifying and applying consistent ways of describing content. We can help you create metadata for your web pages and other resources, increasing their visibility and findability both inhouse and beyond.
Innovations within Library Services are guided by a strong user-focused approach. A combination of insight and analytics activity provides us with unique insight into the impact of the Library use on student success, as well as the needs, experiences, perceptions and expectations of Library users which includes the whole OU community.
Library Services project work aims to prototype and innovate new types of services for our library users. All our funded projects focus on supporting core Library objectives as well as sharing our learning and findings with the broader community.