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

Resource discovery
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Project timeline

This project ran until summer 2019

Hello Library Hub!

At 10.00 on the morning of Wednesday 31st July 2019, the Library hub discover service will take over from its predecessor Copac and will...

NBK data model

Since work on the NBK began in 2016 we have had many conversations with stakeholders, including current and potential contributing...

National bibliographic knowledgebase project starts.