It is important that students, academics and researchers can easily find as much relevant information for their studies as possible.
Libraries spend large amounts of money on resources each year and as a result need to maximise their use.
How we can help
Jisc offers a variety of services that can help to widen the range of resources your library users are able to discover.
What you can do
Explore our discovery services
- Search UK and Irish academic, national and specialist library catalogues using library hub discover
- Download high quality catalogue records to use in your local library systems via library hub cataloguing, enabling the discovery of delivery of content to your users
- Improve your users' access to rare items and little-known primary sources from university, specialist, business and museum archives by searching the Archives Hub
- Use CORE to increase the amount of open access content your users can readily find from repositories across the UK and abroad
- Finally, Zetoc not only offers the chance to search citations and conference papers, but can alert you to new additions to publications, keeping you up to date with the latest developments
Improve the visibility of your own collections
Becoming a contributor to services like library hub discover, library hub cataloguing, Archives Hub and CORE will greatly improve the visibility of your own library catalogue, special collections and research outputs respectively.
Integrate Jisc services into your library searching
Several of our services will allow integration with your own search interfaces using Z39.50 or plugins, enabling you to incorporate external results with those of your discovery service.
Knowledge Base+ (KB+) also supplies accurate, compatible journal title lists for your subscriptions which can be exported and used to populate your library management system or link resolver. The main system vendors (ExLibris, Ebsco and OCLC) also take data directly from KB+, which means a quality-assured title list can be instantly activated for discovery.