Author Archives: dianamassam

Results of a community consultation: recording retention commitments

Back in June last year the Jisc Collection Management Community Advisory Board issued a brief survey, circulated to various mailing lists.  The aim of the consultation was to gauge community appetite for adopting a common approach to recording retention information in bibliographic records. We received 39 responses, the majority of which were positive about the … Read more

Collection Management: Share the Experience @ event summaries

Summaries of Collection Management: Share the Experience events from 2015 – 2019 are provided below: Collections Management: Share the Experience @ Royal Holloway 11th & 12th June 2019 This year’s Collection Management: Share the Experience event, our 5th, was extended to become a two day affair, hosted in the beautiful surroundings of Royal Holloway, University … Read more

Retention information & bibliographic metadata: CMCAB consultation

The Jisc Collection management Community Advisory Board is seeking the views of the community about models for incorporating retention information in bibliographic metadata. A draft working paper was produced by the University of York, initially for internal discussion, which we felt was useful to share more widely. While the paper does not reflect any concrete … Read more

CMCAB October Meeting

The Jisc Collection Management Community Advisory Board met on 19th October 2018.  With apologies for the delay, a summary of discussions is provided below: Board membership: Chris Awre from the University of Hull and Hannah Mateer from the University of Edinburgh were welcomed as new members of the Board. Project and Service Updates: as of 19th … Read more

CMCAB June Meeting

The Jisc Collection Management Community Advisory Board met on June 21st 2018.  A summary of discussions is provided below: Board membership: Dawn Holland from the University of Hull is stepping down from the Board.  Her colleague from Hull, Chris Awre, will be joining the Board at the next meeting. The University of Sydney have reported … Read more

Systems and the NBK

We are one of the JISC community data groups, and our work ties in with Nick Barratt’s recent blog post regarding the metadata mapping project and review of metadata practice in the UK. Our group’s focus is to explore the technical aspects of data import and export relating to 2 key areas and how this may help … Read more

NBK metadata mapping project

We are one of the four NBK data community groups highlighted in Lee Blyth’s April post.  Our group is charged with reviewing current metadata practice in the UK, developing  a framework of data standards, and mapping different levels of metadata against specific functionality – from basic ‘discoverability’ to collaborative ‘share and compare’ activities at local, … Read more

CMCAB February Meeting

Here is our summary of discussions at the latest meeting of the Jisc Collection Management Community Advisory Board, held on February 8th 2018. The Board reviewed Terms of Reference for 2018, adding an oversight of NBK activity, specifically in relation to collection management, to our role and purpose. Service Updates: It was agreed that The … Read more

CMCAB October Meeting

The Jisc Collection Management Community Advisory Board met on 17th October 2017.  My apologies for the delay in posting a summary: Jane Daniels (Cardiff Metropolitan University) had produced a report for the Board about community interest in metadata memory.  The Board’s discussion raised issues on the current capability of library systems and how metadata memory … Read more