Monthly Archives: May 2013

Farewell to Rob Walls

A quarter century’s dedication to the NBD comes to an end tomorrow, Friday 31 May, with the retirement of Rob Walls, Director Database Services.  Many of you will have met Rob at user group meetings, Forums, ACOC meetings and other more…

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Alpha version of the new Libraries Australia Search is now available

The Libraries Australia Search redevelopment project has reached the end of Stage 3, and an alpha version of the new Libraries Australia Search (LA Search Alpha) is now available for Libraries Australia users to try out and provide feedback. We more…

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Search your catalogue via Libraries Australia

Did you know that Libraries Australia Search is able to directly search your library OPAC or online bookshop? This function is called “deep linking”. When a user finds an item held in your library on Libraries Australia they can click the more…

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Customising Libraries Australia – automatically!

During our site visits to members, we noticed that different users have different search preferences. Some prefer to use simple search most of the time, others always like to begin with an advanced search looking for titles “as a phrase”, more…

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Who is contributing RDA records to the NBD?

In the first month since configuring the Libraries Australia system to support the creation, import, matching and merging of RDA data there are now approximately 88,000 RDA records in the Australian National Bibliographic Database. There are a number of significant more…

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