January 21, 2021

UK: Jisc Launching Three New Services (Discovery, Compare, Catalouging) For Libraries on July 31st

From JISC:

Library hub discoverlibrary hub compare, and library hub cataloguing will make it easier for UK higher education libraries and researchers to access, discover and manage academic collections.

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[Our emphasis] The library hub discover service, which is open to all, is designed to make academic library collections visible through web searches, which means they’re available to a wider audience.  

The service will feature more than 100 library catalogues at launch but will keep growing over time. Based on data held by the national bibliographic knowledgebase (NBK), it is the most comprehensive aggregation of UK academic, national, and specialist library metadata available and replaces the selective coverage of Jisc’s Copac and SUNCAT services, which are being retired at the same time as the new library hub services are launched.

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Also launching at the end of the month, are the library hub compare service and library hub cataloguing, developed in partnership with OCLC, which will help library staff and collection managers to make more informed decisions about their holdings and to download high-quality catalogue records for use in their local systems.

Learn More, Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to Library Hub Pilot

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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