Author Archives: Bethan Ruddock

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

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

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