MetaLib CKB resources voting

'Our Dreams Cannot Fit in Their Ballot Boxes', David Drexler

Two MetaLib CKB voting snapshots have now been carried out in NERS.  At the end of each snapshot the top rated 4 global resources and 2 regional resources are presented to Ex Libris. MetaLib CKB voting snapshots are scheduled to be done at approximately two-monthly intervals, but the most recent snapshot was postponed pending handover of the IGeLU end of things by Meg Bate on her final departure from PWG activity.

Snapshot voting is currently being conducted only against resources entered into NERS by MetaLib customers. All IGeLU and ELUNA members are entitled to vote and participation by the MetaLib community has been good. Once CKB resource addition requests entered into Pivotal have also been added to NERS I’m sure participation will be even better.

Results of the second voting snapshot in November were as follows:


  • Springer ebook collection in mathematics and statistics
  • MyiLibrary
  • All EBSCO targets
  • International Mediaeval Bibliography


  • Thieme Ebook Library
  • IBZ – Internationale Bibliographie der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriftenliteratur

There is already evidence that the NERS process is influencing the addition of new resources to the CKB. I think we can say we’re pretty pleased with progress so far, so don’t forget to vote!

Jeremy Acland, Metalib PWG