Control of microfilm masters (Key Indicator 9)

Most Australian newspaper microfilm masters are owned by ANPlan libraries. Those not owned by ANPlan libraries include titles from VIC (33), Tasmania (3), WA (1[1]), national (4) and two NT titles[2].

Most ANPlan libraries reported that their newspaper microfilm is catalogued on the NBD according to the agreed guidelines.[3]  The NLA reported that all completed digitised newspapers available on Trove are catalogued onto the NBD, according to the current guidelines.[4]

 

Cataloguing on the National Bibliographic Database (NBD)

Cataloguing hard copy newspaper titles (Key Indicator 10)

Most Australian newspapers (hard copy) are accessible through the NBD and most libraries reported that catalogue records for newspapers published in their state/territory include detailed and up-to-date holdings information.[5] See Figure 12. Libraries reported only on the newspapers which they hold primary responsibility for under ANPlan.

During 2014/15 the State Library of Victoria significantly improved their cataloguing coverage of newspaper titles, increasing their reported figure from 75% to 92%.

Tasmanian newspapers published pre-1912 were deposited with the Chief (Colonial) Secretary and therefore the Archives Office rather than the State Library. Now that these two organisations have merged the cataloguing of hardcopy newspaper titles in the NBD has been made a priority. The microfilm of these titles is already in the NBD.

 Percentage of libraries’ newspaper titles (hard copy) which are catalogued onto the National Bibliographic Database, June 2014 Figure 12: Percentage of libraries’ newspaper titles (hard copy) which are catalogued
onto the National Bibliographic Database, June 2014

Cataloguing first generation microfilm masters (Key Indicator 11)

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.

Cataloguing microfilm (Key Indicator 12)

The extent to which ANPlan libraries have been able to adopt the revised guidelines for all microfilmed titles varies across the ANPlan libraries. Libraries have again reported only on newspaper titles which they hold primary responsibility for under ANPlan. See Figure 13.

 

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

Figure 13: Percentage of libraries’ first generation microfilm masters catalogued onto
the National Bibliographic Database, June 2014


[1] West Australian (1995 onwards)

[2] The national and Northern Territory titles are held by Pascoes microfilming bureau.

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

[5] 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.