In June, a first section of Helveticat – the Swiss National Library’s catalogue – and of the Bibliography of Swiss History that was integrated into Metagrid has become accessible via Metagrid widget.
The linking of Metagrid and these two catalogues is the result of a long-standing cooperation between Metagrid and the Swiss National Library. The importance of this connection has also been expressed by the director of the Swiss National Library, Marie-Christine Doffey in the National Library’s 2015 annual report, under the title «Libraries shape the future».
The data now available consists in keywords on people who have already been assigned a GND identifier. In the future, this data pool is to be extended, and data on persons as authors will be supplemented.