Welcome to Discovery

Towards a thriving metadata ecosystem

The JISC -funded Discovery programme was launched in May 2011 to create 'a metadata ecology' to support better access to vital collections data in libraries, archives and museums and facilitate new services for UK education and research.

Our work will continue to the end of 2012 and is focused on advocating open data, reducing technical and licensing barriers, providing information, advice and training, and supporting exemplars.

The Discovery programme takes forward the Vision of the earlier JISC and RLUK Resource Discovery Taskforce (RDTF) which has been working with partners from the libraries, archives and museums since 2010.

Licensing Clinic,
30 Nov 2012
An opportunity for managers and decision makers in libraries, archives & museums to get practical advice from our experts at our second Licensing Clinic. learn more

Case Studies and Guidance

How institutions are enabling Discovery. Examples from across the sector, plus supporting guidance material

Case Studies

Planning to release data?

What are the benefits of releasing data? Why are we emphasising open licensing?

The Business Case

Developer tools & resources

A work in progress, this section of the site will be developed as we develop technical guidelines and identify more data sources.

Developer Zone


Discovery Blog

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