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Launch of vision

After a year and a half’s work by the resource discovery taskforce our vision was launched at a JISC and UKOLN event called Survive or Thrive.

The vision focuses on the aggregation of metadata about library, museum and archive collections to allow the creation or enhancement of innovative resource discovery and library collection management service. The vision paper can be downloaded from the IE repository.

The vision is designed to steer work up until the end of 2012. The implementation plan describes the work to realise the vision in more detail. JISC will be funding projects that contribute to the implementation plan. However achieving the vision will only be possible by working with a wide range of stakeholders and the work of those people will also contribute to the implementation plan.

The implementation plan has a page on this blog and it will continue to be developed and will track all work relevant to the plan.

If you want to learn more about the taskforce you can explore the reports from each meeting or read about related work by browsing the pages menu on the right hand side. Future posts will go into more detail about the background and the context for this work as well as reporting on progress with the implementation plan.

Final meeting of the taskforce

The final meeting of the Resource Discovery Taskforce will take place on the 2nd of December. The focus of the meeting will be reeaching a consensus on the final vision and starting to develop an implementation plan to work towards achieving the vision.

Once the final meeting is over, the vision will be communicated to the rest of the community and a working implementation plan will be created. This will be a living document and partnerships with stakeholders will be developed to enable the work in the implementation plan to take place.

Documents from the meeting will be available from this blog.

Welcome to the Resource Discovery Taskforce blog

JISC and RLUK have set up a taskforce to discuss what needs to be provided to help people discover and access items from Higher Education Libraries, Museums and Archives throughout the UK.

The taskforce first met in November 2008 and it will run until December 2009. We have had 3 meetings so far with one more planned in December 2009. The aim of the taskforce is to produce a vision for resource discovery and delivery across UK HE museums, libraries and archives.

Once the taskforce has produced its vision, an implementation plan and communications plan will be produced to help the HE sector acheive the vision set out by the taskforce.

The blog will be used to distribute information about the taskforce and all of the documents that the taskforce produces.

This blog includes pages that describe:

  • The scope and terms of reference of the taskforce.
  • The membership
  • A summary of meetings 1 – 3

See the links on the blog header for these pages