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Data libraries NBK Plan M

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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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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Events

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities – what’s not to like?

The full title of the DCDC annual conference, Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities has a ‘does exactly what it says on the tin’ quality to it. Anyone who has attended a DCDC conference will probably have come away with at least two impressions of the event. Firstly, surprise at the sheer quantity and diversity of material […]

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Library Hub Compare Library Hub Discover NBK

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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Library Hub Compare Library Hub Discover NBK

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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Library Hub Discover NBK

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 […]

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Library Hub Compare Library Hub Discover NBK

Driving Transformation with the NBK – where have we got to and where next?

This coming Monday (February 4th 2019) we are intending to make two new NBK pilot interfaces available. Discover will give users free access to search and discover holdings of library catalogues that have been contributed to the NBK; this will initially have limited data coverage and will offer an early view of the new interface. Cataloguing will […]

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NBK

NBK Phase 1 Complete – Join Us for Phase 2!

The National Bibliographic Knowledgebase (NBK) is a transformative new national service that will aggregate bibliographic data at scale and link with a number of other data sources to help users to more effectively find, access and use print and digital scholarly resources. It will also greatly enhance the ability of libraries to more effectively manage […]

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Data NBK

NBK Community Data Quality and Efficiency Task and Finish Groups

We would like to convene some funded community groups to look at issues and possible interventions that might be made to enhance the quality and efficiency of library bibliographic and holdings data. As well as being of broad sectoral benefit, the objective of these groups will be to work on a set of structured challenges that […]

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NBK

New UK-wide service will transform library collaboration: The National Bibliographic Knowledgebase

The following text is the press release from Jisc and OCLC announcing their plan to collaboratively build and deliver the centrepiece system that was first envisaged in the National Monograph Strategy Roadmap (published in September 2014). That document talked about the need for a National Knowledgebase that would drive a range of functions and we are, following […]