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November 18, 2009

New online resource welcomed

In recent years there has been a surge in the level of interest in the Third Sector from researchers and academics.  As a result, an enormous body of published research that relates to our sector has been produced – but it’s not always easy to access.  SCVO have just launched what looks like a really useful new service.

The Third Sector Online Interactive Evidence Library received a resounding welcome at its official launch during the SCVO and University of Edinburgh Joint Research Conference last month.

The Library is an easy to access resource for anyone interested in understanding the Third Sector in Scotland.  The easily searchable library already contains around 1000 documents, covering  a whole range of research and accessible briefings.  It is regularly updated with new publications and individuals can post their own research as well as comment on other peoples.

Mark Batho, CEO of the Scottish Funding Council who spoke at the conference and endorsed the library said:
“I am really impressed with the Evidence Library. It is a great resource which will make it so much easier for people to find out about the latest, up to the minute research.  I urge anyone interested in the Third Sector to have a look at what it has to offer.”

To access the library go to