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Cardiff Univeristy libraries join IRU Cost Scheme Five ILL desks operated by Cardiff University have joined the Conarls IRU Cost Scheme: Thu, 30 May 2013 Conarls rate to rise in August 2013 The unit charge for borrowing items under the IRU Cost Scheme will rise to £6.00 from 1 August 2013. This charge, commonly known as the Conarls rate, has been held at £5.50 since 2008. It is increasing in order to cushion the effects of rising transport costs on net lenders. Tue, 28 May 2013 Royal Northern College of Music joins IRU Cost Scheme The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester has joined the Conarls IRU Cost Scheme. This means they will now use the 'Conarls rate' when borrowing from or lending to the other libraries in the scheme, instead of using the higher BLDSC rate. Tue, 21 May 2013 Conarls Transport Survey The Conarls Working Group of The Combined Regions is conducting a survey on the use of transport schemes for interlibrary loans. This survey will inform the group's work on improving the system as well as making it more cost effective. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 TCR/OCLC Paper Highly Commended Fri, 01 Jun 2012