Australian Newspaper Plan Annual Report - Cataloguing on the National Bibliographic Database

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Key Indicator 9: 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] This data is largely unchanged from last year. Libraries reported only on the newspapers which they hold primary responsibility for under ANPlan.

 

Key Indicator 9: Percentage of libraries' newspaper titltes (hard copy)
        catalogued onto NBD

Key Indicator 9: Percentage of libraries' newspaper titltes (hard copy) catalogued onto NBD
library
 ACT Her. Lib.NLANTLSLNSWSLQSLSASLTSLVSLWA
% newspapers on NBD1001001001001001004575100
% newspapers on NBD with detailed and up-to-date holdings information100100151001001002075100

 

 

Key Indicator 10: Cataloguing 1st generation microfilm masters

Six ANPlan libraries confirm that 100% of their first generation newspaper microfilm masters are catalogued according to the guidelines[2] which were developed in consultation with all ANPlan libraries in 2006. For the SLT and NTL, this is an increase from 0% and 15% reported last year. This is the first year that the SLV has reported for this Key Indicator. The SLNSW reports an increase from 65% to 70% first generation microfilm masters catalogued according to the guidelines.

 

Key Indicator 10: Percentage of libraries' first generation microfilm masters
            catalogued onto NBD

Key Indicator 10: Percentage of libraries' first generation microfilm masters catalogued onto NBD
library
 NLANTLSLNSWSLQSLSASLTSLVSLWA
Jun-091001020101000 10
Jun-10100154501000 100
Jun-11100156501000 100
Jun-12100100700100100100100

 

Key Indicator 11: 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.[3] 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 developed by ANPlan libraries in 2006, with holdings attached to the correct format and generation. Significant progress has been made over 2011/12, with five libraries (NLA, NTL, SLSA, SLT and SLWA) now reporting that their microfilm is catalogued in this way. For the SLT and NTL, this is an increase from 0% and 15%, respectively, reported last year. The SLNSW reports an increase from 65% to 70% of all generations of microfilm catalogued according to the guidelines.

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. 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.

 

Key Indicator 10 & 11: Percentage of libraries' newspaper microfilm titles
                catalogued onto the NBD according to the current guidelines

Key Indicator 10 & 11: Percentage of libraries' newspaper microfilm titles catalogued onto the NBD according to the current guidelines
library
 NLANTLSLNSWSLQSLSASLTSLVSLWA
% 1st generation microfilm masters100100700100100100100
% all microfilm titles10010070101001000100

 



[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] Figures shown for the SLQ for June 2009 represent the upper end of an estimated range provided at that time.

[3] No data for all microfilm titles is available from the SLV; graphed percentage for the SLQ represents the upper end of an estimated range.