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Plan M: understanding costs

One of the key things that our consultants are looking at as part of their Plan M work is the economic side of the library bibliographic metadata marketplace. We need to get an understanding of the current costs are and where that money is flowing in order to produce the robust economic modelling that will […]

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LHCAB July 2020 Meeting

The Library Hub Community Advisory Board met online on 1st July. Tracey Middleton, Collections and Digital Development Manager at Bangor University was welcomed as a new member.  A summary of discussions follows: A list of institutions which have not yet engaged with the NBK was circulated and Board members agreed to continue to promote the […]

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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 […]