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Next steps with Plan M Discussions (BDS)

Discussions are in progress between Jisc and the metadata supplier BDS (Bibliographic Data Services Ltd.) in relation to the objectives of Plan M and following up on the recommendations from the Remodelling the Library Data Marketplace (RLDM) project which recently concluded. We are currently working in collaboration with SCONUL and RLUK, and liaising with other […]

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The NBK – Where have we got to and what’s next?

We thought it might be useful to give a general update about the NBK and Library Hub services. We’ve talked on this blog about events and webinars and new contributing libraries – but we haven’t reflected recently on where we’ve got to and where we’re headed. In case anyone reading this post is not too […]

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Making OA Monographs Discoverable – Response to the COPIM Report

Given that it was Open Access Week last week, I’m a little late to the party. But what I did do last week, was participate in a panel organised by EBSCO that explored Open Reliable Access to Trustworthy OA Resources. Some of the points made in that panel on OA monograph discovery will resurface in […]

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Moving Plan M Forwards – We Need Your Help!

So … I know we’re in the middle of a global pandemic; and the UK is in lockdown; and everyone has got a lot on their minds … BUT, we do need to press on with Plan M! If anyone hasn’t heard of it, or needs a reminder of what it is, feel free to […]

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What is “Plan M”?

Plan M is a very wide-ranging discussion that has been going on throughout the second half of 2019 involving many different stakeholders across the library community. The ‘M’ stands for ‘metadata’. In a nutshell, the way that metadata for academic and specialist libraries is created, sold, licensed, shared and re-used in the UK needs a […]