Debbie Campbell: A view of the importance of the Australian NUC, and the changes which will make it indispensable
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Debbie Campbell: A view of the importance of the Australian NUC, and the changes which will make it indispensable



Debbie Campbell's presentation slides about the Australian National Union Catalogue.

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Debbie Campbell: A view of the importance of the Australian NUC, and the changes which will make it indispensable Debbie Campbell: A view of the importance of the Australian NUC, and the changes which will make it indispensable Presentation Transcript

  • A view of the importance of the National Union Catalogue, and the changes which will make it indispensable 1 April 2011 Debbie Campbell Director, Collaborative Services Resource Sharing and Innovation
  • What we aim for
    • Finding new ways to build and manage Australian collections, and provide access
    • to them for anyone interested in Australia
    • Connecting with all Australians in more
    • varied ways to improve our services and enrich our collections
    • Collaborating to achieve our objectives, by developing partnerships to achieve our goals
  • Who we aim to support and inspire
    • those Australian libraries which are members of Libraries Australia
    • those Australian libraries that participate in consortial eresource licensing
    • the researchers and public of Australia, who discover, access and annotate collection resources through the Library’s flagship discovery service, Trove
    • the libraries, cultural institutions, universities and other organisations with whom the Library collaborates, including those who contribute data to these services.
  • the NLA catalogue
  • What Trove will include
    • all collaborative discovery services hosted by the National Library
    • increasing quantities of content described as ‘available online’
    • tailored links to global search targets including Google, Amazon and Wikipedia
    • article level metadata for licensed eresources
  • all collaborative services People Australia
  • ‘ available online’
    • OAIster
    • Open Library
    • Hathi Trust
  • ‘ open for business’
  • Open Borders
    • “ The vision:
    • Users can discover, at article level, eresources that meet their information need
    • If any of the libraries with which the user is affiliated subscribes to a product containing such an article, the user can easily click through to and read that article
    • This will be achieved through:
      • expansion of Trove to include article-level metadata
      • collaboration with e-resource vendors”
  • the challenges
    • “ How can we ensure that only genuinely affiliated users gain access to the full text of the e-resources?
    • How can we support authentication of users who are off-site?
    • How can we ensure that public libraries (who often lack control over their IT facilities) are included in the authentication model?”
  • more licensed content
    • Gale Databases
    • Academic OneFile (40.24M records)
    • Literature Resource Center (954,000 records)
    • Health & Wellness Resource Center (36,000 records)
    • Informit Databases
    • Meanjin backfiles (9,000 records)
    • Health Collection (38,000 records)
    • Business Collection (16,000 records)
    • Engineering Collection (28,000 records)
    • New Zealand Collection (12,000 records)
    • Media International Australia backfiles (2,000 records)
    • Humanities & Social Sciences Collection (90,000 records)
  • what Trove has done
    • For library staff:
    • made library data work harder
    • shone a spotlight on cataloguing practice
    • led us to question where our internal boundaries are
    • For users:
    • brought more and closer attention to our collections
    • started to change the way people engage with us – a research presence
  • library data working harder
  • library data working harder
  • “ The Murky Bucket Syndrome” “ affects any large bibliographic database—we cannot entirely, unambiguously slice and dice the database because of historic data entry and cataloging practices that…were not oriented toward our new needs.” [we] &quot;need to think about not just sharing data but extracting as much value as we can from it through processing.“ Lorcan Dempsey, OCLC
  • cataloguing in the spotlight
    • lack of currency of holdings
      • particularly for deaccessioned items
    • broken links:
  • cataloguing in the spotlight
    • document delivery – the ‘getting’ options
  • cataloguing in the spotlight
    • content in search of a holding
  • ‘ boundaries’
  • brought closer attention
    • let people create their own resources (a different kind of list)
    • generated engagement through annotation
    • shown us we should digitise more
    • directly supported the work of more Australians
    • allowed us to make a difference to the lives
    • of all Australians
  • lists for reading, study…
  • annotation
  • more digitisation required “ ..having googled the name of my great grandfather who was a well known Queenslander in the late 1800s/early 1900s I have come across hundreds of references to him, letters written by him to newspapers and all sorts of things. I knew something about him but was lacking much of this minutae, I am absolutely transfixed by what you have provided and suddenly feel that I know him so much better. Thank you! This is a brilliant concept and very well executed… ” / 24
  • supporting work and research Twitter account - @TroveAustralia The new archive of Australian newspapers at the National Library of Australia website has enabled us to check if there is any earlier evidence for the word. On 21 May 1924 there is a brief passage of interest in the Melbourne Argus newspaper: ’&quot;Culinary&quot; (Brighton) asks for a recipe for Neenish cakes’.
  • supporting work and research
  • supporting researchers
  • What Libraries Australia will do
    • Be the platform for “managing (down) the Australian print collection”
      • “ I believe we are moving to a situation where network-level management of the collective print collection becomes the norm, but it will take some years for service, policy and infrastructure frameworks to be worked out and evolution will be uneven. The network may be at the level of a consortium, a state or region, or a country .”
    • Is this simple?
  • What National Libraries can do
  • Questions?