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The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum

The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum comprises over 12,000 items from the eighteenth century to the present, and is a major research resource for the study of Handel and his contemporaries. Handel was a major benefactor of the Foundling Hospital, a home for children founded in 1739 by Thomas Coram, which counted […]

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Library Hub governance: CMCAB becomes LHCAB

Since the launch of three Library Hub services back in July 2019, we have been examining the governance structure required as we continue to deliver and develop services built on the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase. From April 2020, the Collection Management Community Advisory Board will take on a broader role, representing the community in advising Jisc […]

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Latest libraries added to Discover: more Open Access content and University catalogues

We’re pleased to announce that the holdings of more Open Access services and University Libraries have been added to the Discover service. In addition to content from the Directory of Open Access Books and the Directory of Open Access Journals  (see our blog posts Helping you find OA resources on Discover and Open access resources […]

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New Branch Library Search Option in Library Hub Discover

Many of our contributing libraries have more than one branch library and in some cases they have many, for example, the University of Oxford sends us records for materials held in their many university and college libraries, whilst the National Trust has libraries in properties across the country. A search of Library Hub Discover will […]

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Helping you find OA resources on Discover

Following our last post on adding more Open Access resources to Library Hub Discover, we’ve added records from the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Jisc Historical Texts and Journal Archives (currently free to all Jisc members). We’ve also made some changes to the sort order to bring OA and online resources to the […]

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More library catalogues added to Discover: Foundling Museum, Newman University and University of Sunderland

We’re pleased to announce that the holdings of the Foundling Museum (Gerald Coke Handel Collection), Newman University and University of Sunderland have been added to the Discover service. Foundling Museum – Gerald Coke Handel Collection The collection focuses on Handel and his musical contemporaries in Britain, and comprises over 12,000 items relating to 18th century […]

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Open access resources on Library Hub Discover

Adding aggregations of Open Access (OA) resources has always been one of the aims for Discover. With the closure of most libraries across the UK due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the requirements for people to stay at home wherever possible, we have prioritised adding these resources. Discover now contains records from the Directory of Open […]

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Library Hub Services and the coronavirus (COVID-19)

As you may know, in response to recent government advice Jisc offices are now closed and the Library Hub team are working from home. We are all now settling into a new routine and we don’t expect the changes to have any significant impact on the Library Hub services. However, it may be that some […]

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The Frederick Lanchester collection at Coventry University Library

The work of car manufacturer, engineer, scientist and inventor Frederick Lanchester (1868-1946) is celebrated by the Lanchester Interactive Archive (LIA) at Coventry University. He was a leading automobile engineer in the UK during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and creator in 1895 of the first all-British four-wheel petrol driven motor car. This work […]

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Latest catalogues added to Discover: King’s College and Trinity College Libraries, University of Cambridge

We’re pleased to announce that the holdings of University of Cambridge libraries King’s College and Trinity College (Special Collections) have been added to the Discover service. King’s College Library King’s College Library has been in continuous existence since the foundation of the College in 1441. As well as preserving many rare book and manuscript treasures, […]