Category Archives: Data

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 … Read more

Library Data Labs goes public!

The 12th Performance Measurement in Libraries conference has just concluded in Oxford and provided Jisc its first opportunity to publicly present the outputs of the Library Data Labs project, which ran in the summer of 2016. This is a Jisc and HESA collaboration to deliver community developed interactive, visualised dashboards via HESA’s Heidi Plus service. … Read more

Enhancing our library metadata supply chains – Jisc and partners publish an open letter to systems vendors and link resolvers

Jisc makes its metadata openly available under a CC0 licence in order to facilitate interoperability and the sharing of data between a variety of library management systems and discovery tools. It does so in a structured format in accordance with the requirements of agreed data models, defined standards and recommendations for the structure of e-resource … Read more