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The London Library

Library of the Week: 8th August. This week we feature The London Library, one of the world’s greatest literary institutions and the world’s largest lending library. Find out more about the library and its history in this great post by The London Library. Introduction Tucked away in central London on St James’s Square, The London […]

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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 no longer supplying OCLC with update files from NBK contributing libraries for inclusion of their data in WorldCat and OCLC provenance […]

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Rothamsted Library

Library of the Week: 1st August: This week we feature Rothamsted Research Library, one of the oldest, specialist agricultural collections in the UK. Find out more about the library and its history in this great post by Chris Whitfield (Library and Information Services Manager at Rothamsted Research.)  Rothamsted Research is the longest-running agricultural research institute […]

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Bishopsgate Institute Library

Library of the Week: 25th July : This week we feature the amazing Bishopsgate Institute Library! We chat to Ceri Thompson, Librarian, to find out more about the library and the wonderful collections they have available… Thank you very much for taking part in our Library of the Week! Please could you tell us a […]

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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 […]