The presentation will look at how schools are working in partnerships with Education Services Australia to rebuild their catalogue metadata so print and online collections are aligned to the curriculum. This includes mass clean up of existing subject headings, the introduction of new controlled metadata, and the creation of curriculum specific themed collections.
SCIS data cleansing trial
Data cleansing trial
Using education metadata to align
school resources to the curriculum
David Feighan & Pru Mitchell
Responding to the challenges and
maximising the opportunities:
a school library catalogue
we did both to create…
the glue that facilitates discovery
of library collections to the curriculum
What we found
•37,009 out of 43,130 (86%) records had ISBN-like data available
•qualifiers in ISBN field are annoying, eg ;(hbk.) ;(pbk.) ; (trade) etc
•clean up of export before matching against SCIS database, eg
some ISBN duplicates can be removed by tools, watch out for field
data types, esp for ISBNs and BIBIDs, leading zeros
•how to be sure that 001 values were SCIS numbers
•reloading and overlay process
•time and server load
New vocabularies and new MARC tags
Use of 658 Curriculum Element field
TOTAL number of records with this field in
4,679 out of a total of 302,928,939 MARC
records as of 1 Jul 2013
Overall number of Holdings: 63,847
Australian Cross curriculum priorities
• 282 x MARC records with “658 $bAsia and Australia’s engagement
with Asia. $2ACARA Australian education vocabularies”
• 482 x MARC records with “658 $bAboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander histories and cultures. $2ACARA Australian education”
• 324 x MARC records with “658 $bSustainability. $2ACARA
Australian education vocabularies”
Using new vocabularies
• Improves catalogue metadata to facilitate discovery and
make the catalogue easier to use.
• Adds curriculum metadata so the catalogue can be
aligned to the curriculum and therefore user needs.
• Provides a potential seamless metadata link:
– To external authoritative information sources.
– From other interfaces such as Scootle back to a library’s
own online and print holdings.
Using new vocabularies
• The glue that links the links
the print and online collections
to the curriculum as well as…
• The metadata that can be
used to facilitate discovery of
online resources directly from
Using new vocabularies and fields
Does your library system:
•Display the new field for data entry?
•Display the new field in OPAC?
•Index the new field?
•Include the new field in reports?
•Provide export/import profiles?
Next step: community metadata
SCIS looks to ingesting curriculum metadata
from community members
to share out to
others in the SCIS community