A.   Cataloguing on the National Bibliographic Database

Key Indicator 10: Cataloguing hard copy newspaper titles

Most Australian newspapers (hard copy) are accessible through the NBD and most libraries report that catalogue records for newspapers published in their state/territory include detailed and up-to-date holdings information.[1] See Figure 10. This data is largely unchanged from last year. Libraries reported only on the newspapers which they hold primary responsibility for under ANPlan.

  Percentage of libraries' newspaper titles (hard copy) which are catalogued onto the National bibliographic Database, June 2014

Fig 10: Percentage of libraries’ newspaper titles (hard copy) which are catalogued
onto the National Bibliographic Database, June 2014

Key Indicator 11: Cataloguing first generation microfilm masters

Cataloguing of first generation masters has not changed from last year, with five ANPlan libraries confirming that 100% of their first generation newspaper microfilm masters are catalogued according to the microform cataloguing guidelines. See Figure 11.

 Percentage of libraries’ first generation microfilm masters catalogued onto  the National Bibliographic Database, June 2014

Key Indicator 12: Cataloguing microfilm

The extent to which ANPlan libraries have been able to adopt the revised guidelines for all microfilmed titles (including all generations of microfilm) and with holdings attached to the correct format and generation varies across the ANPlan libraries. Libraries have again reported only on newspaper titles which they hold primary responsibility for under ANPlan.

Five year plan reporting

A goal of the current Five Year Plan is to ensure that all generations of newspaper microfilm titles which ANPlan libraries hold responsibility for are catalogued onto the NBD, according to the microform cataloguing guidelines[2] developed by ANPlan libraries in 2006, with holdings attached to the correct format and generation.

Another goal of the Five Year Plan is to ensure that all digitised newspapers are catalogued onto the NBD, according to Libraries Australia's Guidelines for Cataloguing Remote Electronic Resources.[3] The NLA reports that all completed digitised newspapers in Trove have a catalogue record of this type. Digitised newspapers which are not delivered through Trove remain largely uncatalogued on the NBD.

Meetings

Four ANPlan meetings were held this year: July 2013 (teleconference); November 2013 (in Canberra); March 2014 (teleconference); and August 2014 (teleconference).


[1] While it is not possible to list all individual issue gaps on Libraries Australia, detailed holdings means that any significant gaps are recorded as well as accurate start and end dates. If holdings change, then holdings on the NBD are amended to reflect this.

[2] Guidelines for cataloguing microforms, http://www.nla.gov.au/librariesaustralia/training-support/manuals-guides/microforms-guide/

[3] Guidelines for cataloguing remote access electronic resources,  http://www.nla.gov.au/librariesaustralia/training-support/manuals-guides/e-resources-guide/