UK: Jisc Launching Three New Services (Discovery, Compare, Catalouging) For Libraries on July 31st
[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.
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.
Direct to Library Hub Pilot
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