Author Archives: Bethan Ruddock

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

NBK on the road

The NBK team are out and about, speaking at and attending lots of events over the next few months. Here’s where you can see us talk about the NBK: 23 April: NBK Community Roadshow, Staffordshire University  9-10 May: CILIP Wales conference 24 May: WHELF Collection Development event 11-13 June: SCONUL Conference 13 June: WHELF/HEWIT colloquium … Read more

NBK beta resource discovery interface

We are pleased to announce the launch of a beta NBK resource discovery interface. At launch, this contains data from 43 NBK libraries, and over 6.8 million records. More libraries will be added during 2018, as their data is received and processed. The beta resource discovery interface is primarily aimed at allowing contributing libraries to … Read more

Over 40 libraries have contributed to the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase (NBK) so far. Will you be next?

We’re very pleased to report that we’re over half-way to our target of having 75 institutions represented on the NBK by the end of January 2018. We’ve just sent over our 40th and 41st institutions to be loaded onto the database, and we now have a great cross-section of UK HE and specialist libraries represented … Read more

NBK overview, October 2017

We were very pleased to be invited to speak at the EPUG-UKI conference earlier this week, where we gave an update on the current progress of the NBK, and extended an invitation for all UK HE libraries to contact us if they’d like to discuss contributing data. Slides from the event are below, or downloadable … Read more

NBK: meeting other CBS partners

Lots of work is going on in the Jisc National Bibliographic Knowledgebase (NBK) project to get the new database built and populated with data loads from UK HE and specialist libraries. The database is being built by OCLC, on their CBS software which is already used to power national and regional bibliographic infrastructure in a number of … Read more