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Recording retention commitments: LHCAB confirms recommendation.

Following a period of community consultation in April and May, the Library Hub Community Advisory Board (LHCAB) has confirmed a final statement recommending the use of a standard approach to recording monograph retention commitments. The statement takes account of comments received as follows: Recognition that libraries with wholly self-renewing collections may not wish to adopt […]

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Data quality: how do we measure it?

Join our consultation events to help draft a method for assessing record quality: part of our early plans to develop a Library Hub Analytics service. One aim of the NBK has been to support libraries in reviewing catalogue data and helping to raise quality where this may be needed, improving catalogues locally as well as […]

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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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Collection management of monographs: seizing the opportunity

The Jisc Library Hub Community Advisory Board (LHCAB), as advocates for the development of a cooperative approach to the management of both monograph and serials collections and bibliographic data, is recommending that libraries adopt a consistent approach to the recording of monograph retention commitments. The purpose of this initiative is to enable Jisc Library Hub […]

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Data NBK Plan M

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 […]

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Hello Library Hub!

At 10.00 on the morning of Wednesday 31st July 2019, the Library hub discover service will take over from its predecessor Copac and will start providing libraries and their users with the ability to do fast searches using a fresh new interface across the merged catalogues of 110 UK academic and specialist libraries. But that’s just […]

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Nearly time to say … “goodbye Copac and SUNCAT!”

In just over six weeks time, we will retire the Copac and SUNCAT services. Always good to try and catch the attention of the blog reader with an attention-grabbing first sentence! For anyone who knows these services and how long they have been around, it may focus the mind and prompt some questions.  As I […]

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NBK data model

Since work on the NBK began in 2016 we have had many conversations with stakeholders, including current and potential contributing libraries, data suppliers, and those with an interest using the services we are building. These conversations have addressed a wide range of issues, including complex questions around data ownership. We have also been spending time […]

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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 […]

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Agreements with Data Suppliers – Statement from BDS

For the NBK Programme to fulfil its stated aim of providing a comprehensive view of the UK national collection and for libraries and researchers to get the most value out of using it, the database must be (as far as possible) an accurate and up-to-date reflection of all the holdings of university, national and specialist […]