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 […]
Author: Neil Grindley
Director of Content & Discovery Services at Jisc. With oversight of Jisc's library and archival discovery services and content solutions for HE and FE.
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 […]
Those of you who have been following the Plan M discussions (and who also may have participated in the recent consultation about national metadata agreements) will no doubt be wondering where things have got to and what’s next? By way of a recap, the objective of the consultation was to understand whether there was appetite […]
Building on the recommendations of the Remodelling the Library Data Marketplace consultancy work, Jisc has been in preliminary discussions with two key library data suppliers to explore whether it might be possible to reach national agreements for the supply, use and re-use of bibliographic metadata. We have reached the point in our discussions with OCLC […]
As of 31st January 2021, the Jisc Library Hub Cataloguing service will fully transition from being provided by OCLC to being brought in-house and aligned with other Jisc Library hub services (Discover and Compare). Further details and technical information are available in this blog post. In addition to providing the cataloguing service on Jisc’s behalf, […]