IMF eLibrary Text Collection now available at UK Data Service

Article dated: 10 July 2013

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) eLibrary Text Collection is now available to UK Data Service higher and further education users.

The IMF eLibrary Text Collection has periodicals, books and working papers - over 10,000 documents from 1951 onwards.

This exciting new resource has information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalisation, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice and poverty reduction.

This is phase one in the release of the IMF eLibrary at the UK Data Service, with the Data Collection still to come!

When released the IMF eLibrary Data Collection will include new data and statistical tools. These data include the following IMF datasets not previously held by the UK Data Service:

  • Currency Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves
  • Financial Soundness Indicators
  • Coordinated Direct Investment Survey
  • Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey
  • Financial Access Survey
  • Fiscal Monitor
  • Africa Regional Economic Outlook and International Reserves

This resource has been made available thanks to a £1.88 million in Department of Business, Innovation and Skills e-Infrastructure funding award via the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

As well as allowing the UK academic community access to the IMF eLibrary, this award has enabled Mimas, one of the UK Data Service's host organisations to acquire the full complement of OECD databanks which will significantly enhance the portfolio of international macrodata and resources available to students and staff in UK FE/HE institutions up until the end of Sept 2017.

This award is part of the effort being led by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to improve the national 'e-infrastructure' – the integration of digitally-based technology, resources and communications across a whole range of fields.


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