Back in March we held a number of focus groups helping us understand your priorities and explore potential new developments to KB+.
These ideas are now being progressed as time and budget allows in a number of ways – notably in the work planned for Release 4.2 in the Autumn, which includes some substantial work on local licences, further JUSP integration and areas you prioritised in the Ideascale poll.
Of the unexplored ‘futures’, the major challenge was how KB+ might usefully integrate and add value to financial information about e-subscriptions.
Our starting point is specialist workshops to capture real detail about what level of financial data would benefit KB+ and how that would fit with your institutional workflows and existing data sources (ranging from spreadsheets to financial systems). We hope to see library teams that are able to provide real working evidence (perhaps even sharing your spreadsheets) and to help define practices that will make a real difference.
The KB+ workshops will be in:
- Edinburgh (Wednesday, 27th August)
- London ( Wednesday, 10th September)
If you are interested, please contact the KB Plus team (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book on to your preferred event or to discuss further.
Based on that initial work, the team will then consult with libraries to develop the strands arising, with a view to proposing an approach by the end of the year, with the possibility of development taking place in 2015.