Rachel Bruce and Andy McGregor
What would you build if you could start from scratch? This was the question posed to the JISC and RLUK resource discovery taskforce. The taskforce consisted of a group of experts from libraries, museums and archives in the UK higher education sector bought together to discuss how we should work together to develop the UK infrastructure for resource discovery. Resource discovery has always been a challenging issue, but recently we have seen a revolution in user behaviour thanks to massive leaps forward in software and hardware technologies. This chapter starts with a discussion on the background and history of the resource discovery infrastructure in the UK and the broader context ...