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Farewell to the Land, Life and Leisure database…


The Royal Agricultural University Library is really sorry to inform you that as from 31 July 2013 we will no longer index articles for the Land, Life and Leisure database ( ), and sadly our contribution to this EDINA service will end, as will the service itself.

The RAU library has been involved in developing and running the service for over twenty three years. Initially under the name Update in partnership with Aberystwyth University (1990-2002) and more recently as Land, Life and Leisure (LLL) with EDINA as a host, we have been providing a unique bibliographic resource for land-based colleges and organisations. However, after careful consideration of costs, EDINA is no longer able to continue hosting the service.

The unique aspect of Land, Life and Leisure was its indexing of articles from non-academic, popular journals and magazines. Academic journals tend to be indexed on a regular basis, but this is not the case for the more popular or trade focussed end of the journals market, making the finding of individual articles within journal issues a difficult task without the help of a database like Land, Life and Leisure.

• We would like to take this opportunity to thank the users of Land, Life and Leisure who have valued the service all these years.

• We would like also to thank all the other contributing libraries who have done an amazing job at keeping it going – Bicton College, Coleg Sir Gâr, Hadlow College, Harper Adams University, Kingston Maurward College, Myserscough College, Pershore College.

• Many thanks too to the team at Edina for their support in recent years.

Currently there is a message on the login page at announcing that the service will end on 31 July 2013.

On 1 August 2013 we will remove the Land Life Leisure database from our library website (A-Z list) and it will no longer be accessible.

Land Life Leisure – you will be missed!


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