Author Archives: Siobhán Burke

Jisc at UKSG 2017

This year’s conference saw a record number of Jisc presentations on the main programme, six in total, on a range of topics from University presses to a new research data shared service. Each one highlighting the increasing range of activities from Jisc in support of libraries and the scholarly communications sector. There were also 3 … Read more

Improving the KB+ user interface

As one of the largest services within Jisc’s Library Support Services portfolio, Knowledge Base+ (KB+) has a central role to play in the resource management lifecycle. Read more about the service, its background and details of one day workshops in 2017 below. Room for improvement In 2015, research was undertaken to better understand how KB+ … Read more

The Vision and the transformation going forward

Jisc’s vision is to transform our library support services by developing a more effective, efficient and cohesive set of library services. Our aim is to develop a modular approach to our library support services, presenting services that more clearly support library activities, for example acquisition, evaluation or preservation. Instead of developing one all-encompassing library support … Read more

Launching the transformation project for Jisc’s library support services

With the release of the Jisc library support services: enhancing efficiency and effectiveness report and Head of Library Services and Jisc Collections Director, Liam Earney’s blog post to coincide with SCONUL‘s summer conference theme of ‘library transformation’, this project will now begin in earnest. We already know what we want to achieve in 2016-17 and … Read more