R & D project

National bibliographic knowledgebase

We're building a new UK-wide service to help libraries collaboratively manage their collections and improve access to print and digital resources


This project was archived on 1 October 2019

The National Bibliographic Knowledgebase (NBK) was originally offered as a beta service. We now offer three new library hub services - discovercompare and cataloguing, which are built on the NBK project work and are underpinned by its database.

  • 2 years and 5 months

    Ended 1 Jul 2019

  • Budget:

    Over £1m

  • Expected outcome:

    New service

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Meet the project team

Neil Grindley
Neil Grindley

Director of content and discovery services, Jisc

Bethan Ruddock
Bethan Ruddock

Senior development officer, Jisc

Shirley Cousins
Shirley Cousins

Copac service manager, Jisc

Diana Massam
Diana Massam

Senior development officer, Jisc

Andrew Hall

Andrew Hall

Sales manager, UK and Ireland, OCLC

Annie Charlton

Annie Charlton

NBK project manager, OCLC

Project timeline

This project ran until summer 2019

LHCAB March & July 2021 Meetings

The Library Hub Community Advisory Board held meetings online in March and July 2021.  Please find a brief summary of business below....

National bibliographic knowledgebase project starts.