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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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Helping you find OA resources on Discover

Following our last post on adding more Open Access resources to Library Hub Discover, we’ve added records from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Jisc Historical Texts and Journal Archives (currently free to all Jisc members). We’ve also made some changes to the sort order to bring OA and online resources to the […]

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Open access resources on Library Hub Discover

Adding aggregations of Open Access (OA) resources has always been one of the aims for Discover. With the closure of most libraries across the UK due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the requirements for people to stay at home wherever possible, we have prioritised adding these resources. Discover now contains records from the Directory of Open […]

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You said, we did: Library hub discover

You always hope for lots of feedback when launching a new service, especially when it replaces a service as long-standing and valued as Copac. We’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to provide us with feedback on the new Discover service. We’ve been using this feedback to help us identify and prioritise […]

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Searching Library Hub Discover Pilot service

Whether you want a quick and simple search, or something more complex and specific, the newly launched Discover pilot service, part of the new Library Hub service, will meet your needs. The Discover pilot allows you to easily and quickly cross-search the catalogues of (currently) 49 UK HE, specialist, and national libraries, with another 62 […]

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Library Hub pilot services: Discover and Cataloguing live

We are very pleased to announce that the launch today of the first two Library Hub pilot services, Discover and Cataloguing. The Library Hub Discover service is a resource discovery interface, giving users free access to search and discover holdings of a subset of the library catalogues contributed to the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase. This pilot uses the initial elements […]

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NBK Progress and Priorities

We have been busy working on the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase (NBK) project over the last few months, and would like to update you on some key areas of progress. Updated NBK Data Model As part of an evolving strategy to optimise prospects for delivering the best possible functionality that the NBK can provide we have […]

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Community Data Groups: survey headlines

The NBK Community Data Groups ran a survey over the summer, as mentioned in their previous blog posts.  All the groups agreed that a better picture of how libraries interact with bibliographic data was needed, in order to provide an understanding of the current library data landscape and to support initiatives moving forward. The response […]

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Catalogue of the Leadhills Miners’ Library

Leadhills Miners’ Library is the principal collection of the Leadhills Heritage Trust, which manages the library. The library was founded in 1741 as the Leadhills Reading Society; is both the first and earliest subscription library to be founded in Britain; and is also the world’s first library for working people. Its stock peaked at around […]

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The library bibliographic data market: rights, responsibilities, and restrictions

Who owns your library catalogue data? And what are you allowed to do with it? During the last few decades, many libraries have adopted a strategy where they have decreased their reliance on in-house cataloguing effort and have preferred to purchase the majority of their bibliographic records from a range of service providers. While sometimes […]