Author Archives: Sarah Schindeler

New ANBD scope statement

The implementation of the Trove discovery service provided an opportunity to review the scope of the Australian National Bibliographic Database (ANBD) to make sure that it is fully aligned with Libraries Australia’s primary purpose of supporting the collection management workflows more…

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Help Desk opening hours over Christmas/New Year

The Libraries Australia Help Desk will operate during the following hours over the Christmas and New Year period: Friday 24 December 8.30am – 12.30 (AEST) Monday 27th December Closed Tuesday 28th December Closed Wednesday 29th December Closed Thursday 30th December more…

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Catalogue service available

Our cataloguing system was successfully migrated to a new server over the weekend, and is once again available for your use via the Cataloguing Client and the Web Cataloguing form. Thank you for your patience during the migration.

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WA libraries – please tell us your training needs

We are currently investigating training options for Western Australian member libraries. Training is an important way to keep your skills up to date (especially relevant in light of the upgrade to LADD earlier this year). We recommend that all member more…

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Cataloguing service unavailability

On Friday 3 December 2010, we will be migrating our cataloguing system’s production database to a new server. This is part of our cyclical hardware replacement regime. As a result of this change, there will be a necessary downtime of more…

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New LADD email alert – Not Found as Cited

A new email alert, as the Requester (Borrower) is now available. Not Found as Cited alerts you when your request has been actioned as Answer Non Supply with a reason of Not Found as Cited. Email alerts involve the sending more…

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New options for downloading OCLC records from 17 November

In late August, Libraries Australia put in a change to the Z-Gateway, to improve the importing of non-Roman scripts from OCLC WorldCat. As part of this change, the record character set returned from OCLC via the Z-Gateway was in Unicode more…

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LADD – please check your Own Services

Following the LADD upgrade earlier this year, all existing Own Services that had a value of ‘Wildcard’ as the Service Level were displaying a blank value. This issue was resolved in August when ‘ Wildcard’ was added back to the more…

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Milestone reached – 100 ISO ILL sites now interoperating with LADD

We are pleased to announce that a major milestone was reached last Thursday, 11 November 2010, when Hobsons Bay Libraries became the 100th ISO ILL library to begin interoperating with the LADD. Hobsons Bay Libraries, uses the VDX system and more…

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Read the latest Advisory Committee meeting papers

Papers presented at the LAAC meeting held on 19 October 2010 are now available on our Advisory Committee papers & previous meetings page. They include: 2009/2010 Annual Report OCLC APRC Membership Conference paper Resource Sharing Manifesto The minutes of the more…

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