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LHCAB confirms recommendation on recording retention commitments

Following a period of community consultation in April and May, the Library Hub Community Advisory Board (LHCAB) has confirmed a final statement recommending the use of a standard approach to recording monograph retention commitments.

2020-06-04T13:02:44+01:00June 4th, 2020|Sector news|Comments Off on LHCAB confirms recommendation on recording retention commitments

COUNTER Release 5 manual for librarians published

COUNTER are developing a training resource for librarians;  a manual which will help them understand COUNTER metrics and get the best from their usage reports. The manual is being published as modules, and the first module about book usage is now available for download.

2020-06-01T11:04:47+01:00June 1st, 2020|Sector news|Comments Off on COUNTER Release 5 manual for librarians published

VAT scrapped on E-publications

Plans to scrap VAT on e-books and e-newspapers have been significantly fast-tracked in a boost to readers and publishers during the coronavirus outbreak, the Chancellor announced today. Rishi Sunak said the zero rate of VAT will now apply to all e-publications from tomorrow (1 May 2020) – [...]

2020-04-30T16:11:56+01:00April 30th, 2020|Sector news|Comments Off on VAT scrapped on E-publications

Collection management of monographs: seizing the opportunity

The Jisc Library Hub Community Advisory Board (LHCAB), as advocates for the development of a cooperative approach to the management of both monograph and serials collections and bibliographic data, is recommending that libraries adopt a consistent approach to the recording of monograph retention commitments.

2020-04-28T10:27:05+01:00April 28th, 2020|Sector news|Comments Off on Collection management of monographs: seizing the opportunity