National Library of Australia

Layers upon layers: delving into discovery - October 2011

National Wine Centre, Adelaide - Friday 28th October, 2011

This seminar investigated the implementation of discovery layers and considered the importance of data quality in supporting successful discovery experiences.

Session 1 - Keynote address

The Next Evolution of Library Cataloging: Finding Our Place in the 21st Century Information Ecology

Jenn Riley (Head, Carolina Digital Library and Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Session 2 - Ins and outs of discovery layers

Panel session focussing on how libraries are setting up discovery layers; what they are (definitions) and how they work; what decisions are required.

Primo and Primo Central

David Wells (Curtin University)


Sharron Zuodar (University of South Australia)

EDS and Encore

Michelle Watson (Deakin University)

The juggling act : repository metadata and database quality

Kate Sergeant (Repository and Archive Metadata Services Coordinator, University of South Australia)

Session 3 - Lightning Talks, data cleanup

Lightning Talks (10 minutes each) 

Practical focus on cleaning up data

Who controls authority data?

Melissa Parent (Digital Education Services)

Quality at SLWA

Cathy Kelso (State Library of W. A.)

Data clean-up at the NLA

Steve Lacey (National Library of Australia)

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Session 4 - Standards update, and Discovery layers

Standards update

Presentation on recent developments with international standards including RDA, MARC, and the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC).

Kevin Marsh (State Library of Western Australia and incoming Australian representative on the JSC)

Catherine Argus (National Library of Australia and Chair of ACOC) - no paper available
Anne Robertson (Dewey EPC representative) - no paper available  

Visual discovery layers for large collections

Dr. Mitchell Whitelaw (Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra)
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Seminar inquiries

For inquiries regarding the seminar program:

Catherine Argus
National Library of Australia

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