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Plan M

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 […]

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Plan M

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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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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Library Hub Discover

You said, we did: Library hub discover

You always hope for lots of feedback when launching a new service, especially when it replaces a service as long-standing and valued as Copac. We’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to provide us with feedback on the new Discover service. We’ve been using this feedback to help us identify and prioritise […]

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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 […]