Newly announced for the UK

“Today Jisc announced that OCLC, the global library cooperative, has been awarded the contract to develop a new national bibliographic knowledgebase (NBK).”

Judging by the initial press-release, the focus seems likely to rest first on cohering UK academia’s metadata management for digital book collections. This will in time…

“enable shared bibliographic metadata to flow into … global search engines”

Hopefully that means Google Search, as well as Google Scholar (which are two separate systems and databases).