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Data Library Hub Cataloguing NBK Plan M

Ending of Jisc and OCLC National Metadata Agreement: practical impact

As the National Metadata Agreement between Jisc and OCLC has now come to an end we have made some changes to the way we deal with OCLC data. From today (1st Aug 2022): we are┬áno longer supplying OCLC with update files from NBK contributing libraries for inclusion of their data in WorldCat and OCLC provenance […]

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Jisc and OCLC unable to continue agreement on National Metadata Sharing for 2022/23

Libraries who use OCLC records in their catalogues will be aware that Jisc and OCLC entered into a Transitional National Metadata Agreement covering the period August 1st 2021 – July 31st 2022. Following a lengthy national consultation, this Agreement remodeled the charging structure for OCLC services, and enabled all UK HE libraries to access full […]

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Plan M

Plan M: the road ahead

On Tuesday 26th April, Neil Grindley (Director of Content and Discovery) and Rosie Hare (Services Coordinator, Library Hub) were invited to speak at one of UKSG’s regular, free webinars. The webinar was entitled: ‘Plan M: the road ahead’ and was designed to be a strategic overview of the next phases of the Plan M project […]

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Data libraries NBK Plan M

The Jisc/OCLC National Metadata Agreement

We are pleased to announce that Jisc and OCLC have signed an agreement that means academic and specialist libraries across the UK will have better access to fit-for-purpose catalogue records, and an enhanced ability to share and reuse bibliographic metadata. Building on the aims of Plan M and the recommendations coming out of the ‘Remodelling […]

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NBK Plan M

Further Towards a National Metadata Agreement (with OCLC)

Since we last posted about Plan M we’ve been in detailed discussion with OCLC about the terms of a transitional national metadata agreement. The contract is being negotiated by the Jisc and OCLC legal teams, and the Library Hub staff are working on the technical aspects of providing eligible libraries with full OCLC provenance records […]