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 of Australian libraries especially cooperative cataloguing, collection development and interlibrary loan.
The new ANBD scope statement includes a specific policy regarding analytic records which has not previously been included in the description of the ANBD. The new statement provides a list of components that make up the ANBD. There is a specific mention of minimum record standard. It’s primary goal is to ensure that records contributed to Libraries Australia contain sufficient data to uniquely identify the resource and support record matching.
The ANBD scope statement and minimum record standard are intended to be flexible in order to facilitate the fullest possible reporting of Australian library collections. Libraries Australia staff are happy to offer advice if libraries are in doubt as to whether a resource or collection is in scope or if the data meets the minimum record standard.
Please take a moment to read the new statement on our ANBD page.