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 […]

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 […]

Data Library Hub Cataloguing

Data Quality: feedback summary

We were delighted with the response to our data quality consultation. We had 22 responses, which were detailed and informative. We’d like to thank everyone who participated for the time, effort, and thought that they put into their responses. In general, respondents thought the documents were clear and the field categories broadly appropriate. Most of […]

The library bibliographic data market: rights, responsibilities, and restrictions

Who owns your library catalogue data? And what are you allowed to do with it? During the last few decades, many libraries have adopted a strategy where they have decreased their reliance on in-house cataloguing effort and have preferred to purchase the majority of their bibliographic records from a range of service providers. While sometimes […]

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 […]