Library hub discover gives researchers and library staff access to a wealth of library data. It covers 100+ UK and Irish academic, national and special library collections, including rare and unique materials as well as open access content.
This is part of a suite of library services, which build on the aggregation of data contained in the national bibliographic knowledgebase (NBK). Freely and globally available, library hub discover enables researchers and library staff to find and explore research resources nationally. It also helps contributing libraries to expose their own collections to academic and wider audiences.
Library hub discover makes it easier for researchers and library staff to complete a range of bibliographic tasks and manage collections.
The full catalogue or special collections from every contributor, as well as related materials such as abstracts and cover images
An easy to use interface that helps you explore data in detail
Access to rare and hard to discover materials, thanks to a growing number of specialist contributors
For contributing libraries, the ability to make collections discoverable worldwide
Many detailed records with high quality data
The ability to help us shape the service, by giving us your feedback
Library hub discover replaces Copac, which has been our trusted discovery service for many years. It has been born out of conversations with our colleagues in the library community, in which you’ve inspired us to think big and to look at what we might be able to deliver if we started with a blank canvas.
Data quality emerged as a related concern for our community and so, as part of the programme, we’re working to improve data quality and reliability, and remove duplication of effort.