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National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
From Scottish Bibliographies Online to
National Bibliography ...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Summary
 History and background
 Review of existing bibliog...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
History and Background
Historical bibliographies
 1904 – “Al...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
History and Background
Historical bibliographies:
 1926 – “S...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
History and Background
Contemporary bibliographies:
 Bibliog...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
History and Background
Contemporary bibliographies:
 1988 – ...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
History and Background
 Scope of the Bibliography of Scotlan...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
The review: driver for change #1
Library Strategy objective
1...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
The review: driver for change #2
Open data
• Linked Open Data...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
The Review – key criteria
A
DC
B
A = Publications produced in...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
The Review
 What is meant by a ‘publication’?
 What product...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Consultation and engagement
Stakeholder forum 30 November 201...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Consultation and engagement
Hot topics – what is Scottishness...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
CIGS AGM 2019
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
CIGS AGM 2019
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
CIGS AGM 2019
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Consultation and engagement
Hot topics – value of a national ...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Consultation and engagement
What we learned from the consulta...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
The National Bibliography of Scotland as an
extended subset o...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Implementation
What is the form of the bibliography and its r...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
CIGS AGM 2019
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Implementation
Creating the initial core dataset for the bibl...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Implementation
Workflows for identifying Scottish authors
 I...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Implementation
Maintenance and development
• Imprint and lang...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Implementation
Legacy projects
 Existing datasets requiring ...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Linked Open Data
 Connect with other national bibliographies...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Conclusion
 Review your national bibliography and consult yo...
National Library of Scotland
Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba
Paul Cunnea Head of Acquisitions and Description
Alexandra De...
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From Scottish Bibliographies Online to National Bibliography of Scotland : Reinventing a National Bibliography for the 21st Century / Paul Cunnea, Alexandra De Pretto, Helen Vincent (National Library of Scotland)

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From Scottish Bibliographies Online to National Bibliography of Scotland : Reinventing a National Bibliography for the 21st Century / Paul Cunnea, Alexandra De Pretto, Helen Vincent (National Library of Scotland)

  1. 1. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba From Scottish Bibliographies Online to National Bibliography of Scotland: Reinventing a National Bibliography for the 21st Century CIGS AGM 2019 National Library of Scotland Paul Cunnea Alexandra De Pretto Helen Vincent
  2. 2. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Summary  History and background  Review of existing bibliographies and drivers for change  Consultation and engagement with stakeholders  Implementation  Linked Open Data  Conclusion and takeaways CIGS AGM 2019
  3. 3. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba History and Background Historical bibliographies  1904 – “Aldis” published by Edinburgh Bibliographical Society:  ‘A list of books printed in Scotland before 1700…  1925 – responsibility transferred to National Library  1970 – reprint with additions published  1990s – transferred online  Contains over 6,000 titles CIGS AGM 2019
  4. 4. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba History and Background Historical bibliographies:  1926 – “STC” published by the Bibliographical Society  Short title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland and Ireland ... 1475-1640  Eighteenth Century short title catalogue, 1701-1800  English Short Title catalogue, 1475-1800  Available today online as ESTC  ESTC numbers recorded in Aldis CIGS AGM 2019
  5. 5. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba History and Background Contemporary bibliographies:  Bibliography of Scotland (BOS) published in print 1976-1990 CIGS AGM 2019
  6. 6. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba History and Background Contemporary bibliographies:  1988 – BOS goes online  Scottish Bibliographies Online (SBO), containing: • BOS and its subsets: • Bibliography of Scottish Gaelic (BOSG) • Bibliography of the Scottish Book Trade (BSBT)  1994 - Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation (BOSLIT) – separate database (NLS & UoE) https://www.nls.uk/catalogues/catalogues-plus-databases CIGS AGM 2019
  7. 7. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba History and Background  Scope of the Bibliography of Scotland • About Scotland • About Scottish people • Written by a Scottish writer • Published since 1988 • Includes chapters and articles • Works in Gaelic, Scots, English • Around 160,000 records https://www.nls.uk/catalogues/catalogues-plus-databases CIGS AGM 2019
  8. 8. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba The review: driver for change #1 Library Strategy objective 1 ‘We will be the guardian of the published and recorded memory of Scotland for current and future generations’. 1.2 ‘We will record and maintain … the national bibliography of Scotland’ https://www.nls.uk/about-us/corporate-documents/strategy-2015-2020-text CIGS AGM 2019
  9. 9. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba The review: driver for change #2 Open data • Linked Open Data • Open data publication plan • National Library of Scotland open data platform • CC0 • SBO dataset published https://www.data.nls.uk/ CIGS AGM 2019
  10. 10. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba The Review – key criteria A DC B A = Publications produced in Scotland: the Scottish imprint. B = Publications by Scottish authors C = Publications in one of the indigenous languages of Scotland D = Publications about Scotland, Scottish people and themes. Not includedIncluded The National Bibliography of Scotland CIGS AGM 2019
  11. 11. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba The Review  What is meant by a ‘publication’?  What production methods are included? NBS includes:  Texts – words, music, cartographic, numeric  Born-digital publications existing in a fixed state  Publications that are produced for distribution and sale CIGS AGM 2019
  12. 12. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Consultation and engagement Stakeholder forum 30 November 2017  Attendees included: • Academics • Library and publishing communities  General invitation to wider public through Edinburgh Bibliographical Society CIGS AGM 2019
  13. 13. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Consultation and engagement Hot topics – what is Scottishness? NBS criteria for Scottish author:  Born in Scotland  One or both parents born in Scotland  Educated in Scotland  Spent a minimum term of one’s adult life in Scotland  Has contributed to the cultural imprint of Scotland  Describes oneself as Scottish, or being so described in standard reference works or interviews CIGS AGM 2019
  14. 14. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba CIGS AGM 2019
  15. 15. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba CIGS AGM 2019
  16. 16. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba CIGS AGM 2019
  17. 17. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Consultation and engagement Hot topics – value of a national bibliography  What is the point? Who would use it? How would they use it?  Most aware the value: Academic community  Least aware of the value: Publishing community  Advisory Board to ensure long-term usefulness, review and engagement CIGS AGM 2019
  18. 18. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Consultation and engagement What we learned from the consultation exercise  Consult your stakeholders and they will engage  People have a strong and emotional response to a national bibliography as a representation of a nation’s ‘cultural footprint’ and cultural identity through its documentary heritage  Promote your national bibliography as the cultural memory of a nation as represented in its published record CIGS AGM 2019
  19. 19. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba The National Bibliography of Scotland as an extended subset of the Library catalogue CIGS AGM 2019 Implementation
  20. 20. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Implementation What is the form of the bibliography and its relationship with the Library’s main catalogue? Solution driven by new Library Services Platform implementation project  One primary data source containing NBS and Library collection records  Different discovery ‘views’ for NBS and Library collections CIGS AGM 2019
  21. 21. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba CIGS AGM 2019
  22. 22. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Implementation Creating the initial core dataset for the bibliography  Records in the Library catalogue that match the new criteria for inclusion – initially language and place  Initial core dataset published on https://data.nls.uk in early 2019  Initial NBS dedicated ‘view’ to follow CIGS AGM 2019
  23. 23. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Implementation Workflows for identifying Scottish authors  Initial identification recorded in name authority records, e.g. LCNAF  Develop workflows for extracting related works for inclusion in the Bibliography CIGS AGM 2019
  24. 24. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Implementation Maintenance and development • Imprint and language criteria good candidates for automated identification and inclusion processes • Use of identifiers for managing workflows for authorship • Ongoing automated maintenance for new inclusions • Some manual intervention will always be required CIGS AGM 2019
  25. 25. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Implementation Legacy projects  Existing datasets requiring transformation, matching and/or interrogation  Scottish Bibliographies Online  Pre-1800: (Aldis and ESTC)  The 1800-c.1950 gap: identify potential datasets for matching, identification and inclusion  Make use of external datasets (OCLC, NBK …) CIGS AGM 2019
  26. 26. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Linked Open Data  Connect with other national bibliographies in Linked Open Data  A driver for shaping future development of Linked Open Data within the National Library of Scotland  A virtual ‘Scottish name authority file’ • Could incorporate name authority records e.g. from our archival catalogues, as well as other online authority files CIGS AGM 2019
  27. 27. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Conclusion  Review your national bibliography and consult your stakeholders • Prove it still has a function and value • The exercise can improve other people’s understanding of it and engagement with it  Review data management practices  Work within the collaborative bibliographical landscape  Use case for good metadata CIGS AGM 2019
  28. 28. National Library of Scotland Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba Paul Cunnea Head of Acquisitions and Description Alexandra De Pretto Data and Systems Librarian Helen Vincent Head of Rare Books, Maps and Music Collections THANK YOU Except for images or where otherwise stated this presentation is © National Library of Scotland and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. To view a copy of this license, visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ /NationalLibraryofScotland @natlibscot

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