The Bibliography of British and Irish History was represented at a recent conference in Munich, hosted by the Bavarian State Library. This was the fourth conference in a series intended to promote co-operation among bibliographies covering history in some thirteen European countries. As well as interesting discussions on the pros and cons of licence fee and open access models for the publication of bibliographical databases, the conference addressed the idea of setting up a metasearch portal that would enable users to conduct simultaneous searches of the participating bibliographies. Contributions will be posted on the conference website as and when they become available.