Category Archives: collection management

The National Bibliographic Knowledgebase

Jisc has been working very closely with representatives from the academic library sector (and in particular RLUK, SCONUL and the British Library) to refine and articulate requirements for a new large scale national service. The proposed title of the service is the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase (or NBK for short). This is essentially the Knowledgebase that the National Monograph Strategy Roadmap … Read more

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Monographs and Shared Storage

You wait for ages and then, suddenly, monographs are everywhere! In the past week there’s been: Publication of the National Monograph Strategy Roadmap (obviously!); An interesting article by Ellen Collins about researcher views on the monograph following an OAPEN monographs survey, and finally; A post by Melissa Terras on the Guardian HE blog, arguing that if you … Read more

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8 Ideas for a National Approach to Monographs

The project recently had its third, and final (for this stage at least), workshop. The focus of this workshop was to begin building on the ideas that have been sketched and developed so far for a shared, national approach to scholarly monographs. I recently wrote about the refinement of the ideas that emerged from our … Read more

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Principle Six: Delivering Benefits

  This is the second post in a series which explores the National Monographs Strategy project principles in some detail. My colleague Ben Showers described the principles in brief in an earlier post. Realising benefits is our sixth principle, but as you will see it is closely related to some of the other principles. Principle … Read more

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Help us to Map the Monographs Landscape

One of the principles of the National Monographs Strategy project is to make all our documents and reports openly available for comment and community input. We hope, that by taking this open approach, we can ensure we don’t miss anything important and get different perspectives on the work. We want to encourage active participation in … Read more

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NMS at the SCONUL conference

The National Monographs Strategy project saw the light of day for the first time recently at the SCONUL conference in Dublin. This was an opportunity to talk a little bit about the project and our approach, and more importantly, a chance to get some initial feedback and input into the project from around 20 senior … Read more

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