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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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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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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 […]

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LHCAB March & July 2021 Meetings

The Library Hub Community Advisory Board held meetings online in March and July 2021.  Please find a brief summary of business below. At both meetings, substantial amounts of discussion time were allocated to Plan M activity, the progress of which has been summarised via updates on this blog.  During April/May a community consultation on the […]

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Towards a National Metadata Agreement (with OCLC)

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 […]