Towards Imagine2030.

Explore highlights and progress from The University of Manchester Library in our latest Imagine2030 Annual Report.

Annual Report 2022 / 2023

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Imagine2030 is one of the most significant bodies of activity undertaken by The University of Manchester Library in its long history. As The University of Manchester moves into its third century during the course of Imagine2030, the University will reimagine and confirm its status as the home of one of the world’s great libraries. Professor Christopher Pressler John Rylands University Librarian and Director of The University of Manchester Library

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The British Pop Archive

The British Pop Archive (BPA) is a national collection dedicated to the preservation and research of popular culture. It is the first specifically designated, large-scale popular culture archive in the UK.

The BPA aims to celebrate and preserve all aspects of British popular culture, including recognising its pivotal influence on the world stage.

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Office forOpen Research.

Led by the Library, the Office for Open Research supports the University's aims to create a more open and responsible research environment.

The Office for Open Research helps to make the University's research more open and transparent.

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John Rylands

Next Chapter.

The John Rylands Research Institute and Library is set to enrich and transform the researcher and visitor experience, thanks to a £7.6 million capital investment.

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Manchester Digital Collections.

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Engaged students.

Our award-winning teaching and learning programmes support students on campus and through digital delivery.

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