The British Library team are currently embedding and testing the new system(s). We plan a gradual ramp up from April through to July 2019 when normal service will commence.
Organisations are requested to complete the submission templates as completely and accurately as possible to allow the process to run smoothly. In the meantime,if you wish to submit “Expressions of Interest”, the number of Journals and metreage you are looking to de-duplicate; we will place lists in a holding queue pending prioritisation and planning. As soon as we are able to commission the LARCH database we will contact you to assist with list submission and login details.
The British Library will continue to undertake scarcity checking until the National Bibliographic Knowledgebase (NBK) has been implemented and tested.