Bethan Ruddock

National bibliographic knowledgebase (NBK) project manager


As project manager for the national bibliographic knowledgebase (NBK) I am helping to build a service which aims to help transform how libraries manage their collections, provide access to resources and collaborate with each other.

It will build on and surpass the functionality and coverage of Copac, to support the management of library collections, support the formulation of a more joined-up national strategy around the retention of print materials, help increase the accuracy and effectiveness of UK bibliographic metadata, and facilitate a data flow that increases paths to discovery of library resources.

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I am a chartered librarian, with an interest in metadata, cataloguing, and supporting professional development.