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Recording retention commitments: LHCAB confirms recommendation.

Following a period of community consultation in April and May, the Library Hub Community Advisory Board (LHCAB) has confirmed a final statement recommending the use of a standard approach to recording monograph retention commitments. The statement takes account of comments received as follows: Recognition that libraries with wholly self-renewing collections may not wish to adopt […]

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Data quality: how do we measure it?

Join our consultation events to help draft a method for assessing record quality: part of our early plans to develop a Library Hub Analytics service. One aim of the NBK has been to support libraries in reviewing catalogue data and helping to raise quality where this may be needed, improving catalogues locally as well as […]

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Moving Plan M Forwards – We Need Your Help!

So … I know we’re in the middle of a global pandemic; and the UK is in lockdown; and everyone has got a lot on their minds … BUT, we do need to press on with Plan M! If anyone hasn’t heard of it, or needs a reminder of what it is, feel free to […]

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Collection management of monographs: seizing the opportunity

The Jisc Library Hub Community Advisory Board (LHCAB), as advocates for the development of a cooperative approach to the management of both monograph and serials collections and bibliographic data, is recommending that libraries adopt a consistent approach to the recording of monograph retention commitments. The purpose of this initiative is to enable Jisc Library Hub […]

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The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum

The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum comprises over 12,000 items from the eighteenth century to the present, and is a major research resource for the study of Handel and his contemporaries. Handel was a major benefactor of the Foundling Hospital, a home for children founded in 1739 by Thomas Coram, which counted […]

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Library Hub governance: CMCAB becomes LHCAB

Since the launch of three Library Hub services back in July 2019, we have been examining the governance structure required as we continue to deliver and develop services built on the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase. From April 2020, the Collection Management Community Advisory Board will take on a broader role, representing the community in advising Jisc […]

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CMCAB February 2020 Meeting

The Jisc Collection Management Community Advisory Board met on 3rd February.  Chris Awre stepped down from the Board in January and was thanked for his valuable contributions to our work.  Alan Danskin, Metadata Standards Manager at the British Library was welcomed as a new member whose metadata expertise will be highly valued. Following discussion at […]

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Latest libraries added to Discover: more Open Access content and University catalogues

We’re pleased to announce that the holdings of more Open Access services and University Libraries have been added to the Discover service. In addition to content from the Directory of Open Access Books and the Directory of Open Access Journals  (see our blog posts Helping you find OA resources on Discover and Open access resources […]

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Coronavirus

Recommendations and requirements: For publishers, content providers and system vendors

We thank publishers for their willingness to open up access to institutions and their users during the COVID-19 lockdown period. We would encourage you to consider the following guidelines in the areas of access and discovery to make the process as simple as possible for librarians who are working from home and having to share […]

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Ensuring access to key digital resources for teaching, learning and research

How we are working to support libraries and learning resource centres With library doors closed for the foreseeable future, the Coronavirus pandemic has been an unplanned catalyst for a completely virtual library experience across universities, colleges and skills providers. Jisc is working with sector bodies to find ways to support the essential services run by […]