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

Ashley Sanders
Ashley Sanders

Senior application developer, 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

Plan M: understanding costs

One of the key things that our consultants are looking at as part of their Plan M work is the economic side of the library bibliographic...

LHCAB July 2020 Meeting

The Library Hub Community Advisory Board met online on 1st July. Tracey Middleton, Collections and Digital Development Manager at Bangor...

Data Quality: feedback summary

We were delighted with the response to our data quality consultation. We had 22 responses, which were detailed and informative. We’...

National bibliographic knowledgebase project starts.