Author Archives: Bethan Ruddock

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

National Bibliographic Knowledgebase Community Data Groups

Jisc have convened four community data groups to look at issues and possible interventions that might be made to enhance the quality and efficiency of library bibliographic and holdings data (https://libraryservices.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2017/12/nbk-group). These groups are running from now until the end of July 2018, and will be reporting their finding and progress to the community through … Read more