2010 news

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RIS for authority records

We have started loading authority records through RIS and you might have seen some of them. Revised and new records have been loaded and they can be identified by the addition of an extra 035 field, for example: 035 __ more...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2010 Forum - powerpoints, podcasts & photos available now

For those that were unable to attend the 2010 Forum recently held in Canberra (and for anyone else for that matter), we have made powerpoints & podcasts of the presentations available on the 2010 Forum program page. A selection of more...

Get finding aids, transcripts, lists & other documents indexed in Trove

Libraries Australia members can now take advantage of Trove's powerful search features to better expose collection lists, finding aids and other uncatalogued or briefly catalogued material. Visit this page to find out more!  

LADD - new RSS feed for members & suspensions directory

We are pleased to announce that the LADD members & suspensions directory now has a RSS feed. This RSS feed lists all changes that appear on the LADD members & suspensions directory, including when a site becomes suspended or unsuspended, more...

2010 Forum feedback & blog

Thank you to all who attended the Forum on Wednesday. We hope you had an enjoyable time in Canberra. Thanks to all who completed evaluation forms after the event. If you were not able to do so, we would be more...

Cataloguing - update applied to CBS system

We are pleased to announce a patch release of the configuration files was applied to our CBS system on October 16 2010. This patch contained MARC21 changes which included a change to the 440 field. As you are aware the more...

2010 Forum - registrations close tomorrow

There is still time to register for the Libraries Australia Forum to be held on Wednesday 20 October 2010. However, registrations close this Wednesday 13 October. Read more about the stimulating range of speakers and topics from the 2010 Forum more...

Library access conditions displaying in Trove

Trove has just begun displaying your library's access conditions alongside holdings, and when users are choosing their libraries. This is a consequence of usability testing, which found that most people assumed that all libraries were open to the public. There more...

Help Desk opening hours on 4 October 2010

The Help Desk will be open from 9am - 5pm AEST on Monday 4 October (ACT, NSW & SA's Labour Day Public Holiday).

Help Desk opening hours on 27 September 2010

The Help Desk will be open from 9am - 5pm AEST today, Monday 27 September (ACT's Family & Community Day Public Holiday).

Brief closure of Help Desk on 23 September 2010

The Libraries Australia Help Desk will be closed on Thursday 23 September, 9am - 10:30am AEST to allow staff to attend a photograph and morning tea in honour of Director-General Jan Fullerton's retirement from the National Library.

2010 Forum - 150th registration received

Congratulations to Gillian Alexander from the Blue Mountains City Council Library Services who was the 150th person to register for this year's Libraries Australia Forum, to be held in Canberra on 20 October 2010. As the 150th person to register, more...

Click through from Trove to Libraries Australia

Good news for Libraries Australia members using Trove - clicking on the Libraries Australia ID in Trove now links through to the full record in Libraries Australia e.g. http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/24185874

035 output in RES files

Since Thursday last week there has been a problem with the order of the 035 tags in records output through the Record Export Service. This problem has now been rectified so that so that 035 tags containing local system numbers more...

LADD - 3 new Requested Delivery Methods available

3 new Requested Delivery Methods are available to select when placing a request in LADD. These are for 'Copy non Returnable' requests and involve electronic methods of supply. They are: 'Ariel via Email', 'Ariel via FTP' and 'WebPDF'. 'Ariel via more...

2010 Forum - 100th registration received

Congratulations to Kim Gutchlag from the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington who was the 100th person to register for this year's Forum, to be held in Canberra on 20 October 2010. As the 100th person to register, Kim will more...

LADD - Rush/Express requests

If you have submitted a Rush/Express request and are concerned about delays in receiving a response or the item itself, please contact the supplying library first to enquire about status of the request before contacting the Help Desk. It is more...

Statistics now available on the website

Ever wanted to know exactly which libraries add their holdings to the ANBD? Or how many items are requested & supplied through LADD? You can now find out by going to our recent statistics. These statistics include an overview of more...

Libraries Australia staff at ALIA Access 2010

We look forward to seeing you at the National Library's stand at ALIA Access 2010 in Brisbane this week. Rose Holley will be available at the stand on Thursday between 11.30am and 1.30pm if you would like to talk about more...

State Library of NSW eRecords Project

The State Library of NSW eRecords Project has contributed over 140,000 new records to the ANBD since 2008, including 125,000 maps books and serials in the last financial year. These records were previously only searchable via card catalogues and indexes more...

Improved importing of records containing non-Roman script

In LA Search, when you import a record containing non-Roman script (e.g. Thai or Devanagari) from WorldCat, the script will now display properly. Note: when importing records with non-Roman script you may need to edit the $7 script subfield in more...

LADD - 'Wildcard' now in Own Services

When creating a new reciprocal arrangement in the Own Services screen, the value of 'Wildcard' now appears in the Service Level drop-down box. The value of 'Wildcard' is used to cover all 3 service levels ('Core', 'Express' and 'Rush'). For more...

50,000+ new records added by Murdoch University

Murdoch University is an established Record Import Service user that recently loaded its 877th file. This was a retrospective file containing 56,258 records that had not previously been added to the ANBD. We encourage all RIS users to consider whether more...

New RIS member - Moreton Bay Regional Council Library

We are pleased to advise that Moreton Bay Regional Council Library has started contributing to the ANBD using the Record Import Service. Their 1st file of 60,466 bib records has added many unique holdings including holdings for locally published fiction more...

LADD - 'Received by Email or FTP' now in Work Queue

'Received by Email or FTP' is now available in the Borrower (Requester) table in the Work Queue. This will display all requests which have been supplied by DocStore and which have not yet been actioned as Received. The status of more...

2010 Forum - 50th registration received

Congratulations to Vania Gilbert from the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts Library, Canberra who was the 50th person to register for this year's Forum, which will be held in Canberra on 20 October 2010. As the more...

LADD - scheduled archiving of requests on Wednesday 25 August

On the evening of Wednesday 25 August 2010, LADD will be archiving all requests which have not been actioned prior to 1 July 2009. Please see the LADD archiving schedule for further details.

LADD - Service Type 2

We are please to announce the Service Type 2 field in LADD now defaults to the opposite value of Service Type 1 field after a request has been processed. This means that when the Lender (Responder) is actioning Shipped they more...

Cataloguing service now available

The cataloguing system upgrade is complete and the service is now available for use via both the Cataloguing Client and Web Cataloguing form.

Library of Congress TOC data

Libraries Australia has recently completed the base load of Library of Congress Table of Contents (TOC) data. This project has taken the innovative approach of harvesting the TOC from the Library of Congress web site, reformatting it to create MARC more...

Cataloguing system - new version released - CBS 5.0

On Monday 9 August 2010 we will be releasing a new version of our Cataloguing System. This update will require no action on the part of Libraries Australia members. As a result of the upgrade there will be a necessary more...

LADD - 2 new user guides

2 new LADD User Guides are now available: Viewing Serial Holdings - a brief guide to viewing serial holdings information when placing locations on the rota. Changing Dates - a brief guide to the Answer Date and Answer Retry fields more...

2010 Libraries Australia Forum

The 2010 Libraries Australia Forum will be held at the National Library of Australia on Wednesday 20 October 2010. 4 concurrent tours of Canberra libraries will be held on Tuesday 19 October between 1pm and 5pm - numbers are limited more...

LADD - new address for online manual

Our LADD online manual has been updated to reflect the newest version of LADD. Please note the new web address: http://wiki.nla.gov.au/display/LADD411/Home - do not forget to update the link in your bookmarks. The manual incorporates a search function which makes more...

LADD - 2 new email alerts now available

Recall-Indication - when your request has been recalled before the due date. Overdue-Indication - when your request has not been returned by the due date. If you wish to set up your LADD account with these new email alerts please more...

RAP & GovRAP now available

The RAP and GOVRAP services are now up to date and available online.  We wish to thank our customers for their patience over the past few months while this service was unavailable and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

LADD - Responding - when you need to change dates

When responding to a request with Answer Conditional it is important to note that you must change the Answer Date by which you want an answer.  Answer Date defaults to today's date. However, if you do not change it, the more...

Scheduled outage of Libraries Australia

Due to regular maintenance work Libraries Australia will be unavailable from 5pm Friday 18 June until 8am Saturday 19 June and 5pm Sunday 20 June until 2am Monday 21 June 2010. We apologise for the inconvenience.

LADD - are you having trouble viewing holdings information?

The details for holdings are available under Rota Details on the Request screen. To see them: Find the item you’re looking for through a BibSearch in LADD and click Request. Scroll down to Rota Details and click Select All, then more...

Libraries Australia Newsletter, issue 7 out now

The 7th edition of our newsletter is now available. This edition includes news about the 2010 Forum and the ARDC Party Infrastructure Project.

Libraries Australia outage reminder

Due to regular maintenance work, all National Library websites and computers will be unavailable from 5pm Friday 18 June until 8am Saturday 19 June and again from 5pm Sunday 20 June from until 2am Monday 21 June. This will include more...

LADD - updating your location details

Has your library had any recent changes in staff, had a name change or relocated? If you answered yes to any of the above then this is a good opportunity to update your location details on Libraries Australia Document Delivery. more...

Help Desk closed Monday 14 June 2010

The Libraries Australia Help Desk will be closed on the Queen’s Birthday holiday, Monday 14 June 2010.  Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday 15 June 2010.

Short library names in Trove

Trove will soon display a short version of your library name on some pages. Short names will be limited to 20 characters and come from your ALG entry. To nominate your own shortened name before the new feature appears in more...

LADD - Did you know? Part 2

Complete was previously an Authorisation Status but is now an Action and can be performed at any stage of the request lifecycle by either the Borrower (Requester) or Lender (Responder). Manual completion of requests can be used if the request more...

Survey on enhanced requesting - your responses are needed!

If your library has enhanced requesting enabled in LA Search, we would be very grateful if you could complete this online survey by 4 June (if you have not already done so). Find out more about enhanced requesting.  

LADD - update on email alerts

We are pleased to announce that our email alerts now contain both the ILL No and the TGQ number of the request. This will result in requests being located in LADD more effectively, especially for ISO ILL requests which are more...

Access to Te Puna restored

Access to Te Puna via LA Search, LADD and the Z39.50 gateway has now been restored.

LADD email alerts

Email alerts involve the sending of an automated email to a nominated contact email address when a particular action is sent for a new or existing request. This will improve workflows, for example, for libraries who have a small volume more...

Te Puna database currently unavailable

Please be advised access to the Te Puna database via LA Search, LADD and the Z39.50 gateway is currently not available.  We will advise when access becomes available.

LADD - Shipped bulk action now working

The Shipped action within the Bulk Action functionality in LADD is now working correctly. The previous issue has been resolved, with all reciprocal arrangements now being held when a Responder bulk actions Shipped.

LADD - Did you know? Part 1

When creating a new request, the Borrower (Requester) is able to use the Our Local Number field to record a locally defined running number for the request, as an option for keeping track of requests. This number is seen by more...

RIS for authority records

We have commenced loading authority records via the Record Import Service. At the moment, we are loading retrospectively changed authorities from the NLA only. Retrospectively changed authorities are those that add or correct information in the authority record that was more...

LADD - text size issue in new version

As part of the LADD upgrade, the look and feel of the system has changed. While the size of the text has remained the same, the layout of this text on the screen is different. If you wish to increase more...

LADD - new version released today - VDX 4.1.2

LADD has been upgraded to VDX 4.1.2. Detailed information about the upgrade such as browser and client platform compatibility, differences between the previous LADD version and this release, as well as work-arounds for known issues can be found in the more...

LADD unavailable this weekend

LADD will be offline from 4pm Friday 30 April until 10am Monday 3 May 2010 due to a system upgrade. An email will be distributed once the system is back online on Monday 3 May which will also contain links more...

Advisory Committee papers & OCLC APRC presentations for meetings held in Canberra available now

Papers presented at the LAAC meeting held on 14 April 2010 are now available on our Advisory Committee papers & previous meetings page. They include: Libraries Australia achivements in the last 6 months An RDA update Progress report on Trove more...

LADD suspensions dates MUST be entered

Due to new protocols being implemented, a library’s suspension from LADD will not be able to be saved from 3 May 2010 without a start and end date. Please ensure that if your location is suspended, you have entered both more...

LADD training database unavailable until early May

Due to system maintenance work the LADD training database will be unavailable from Friday 9 April until Monday 3 May 2010. This work will not affect the LADD Production system. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Easter closures & the LADD members & suspensions directory

Could all LADD libraries please add their suspension information in the LADD system. This will automatically update the LADD members & suspensions page. If you are unsure how to do this, please see section 3 of our online manual: Suspending more...

Cataloguing Client - version 3.3.8.6 released

A new version of our Cataloguing Client, WinIBW 3.3.8.6, is available for download. This release fixes the French labelling problem on the special characters toolbar. For licencing reasons, please contact the Help Desk for instructions on downloading this new version.

Scheduled outage of our services on 20 March & 27-28 March 2010

There is a scheduled outage affecting searching of Libraries Australia, the service will be unavailable between 10pm - 11pm on Saturday 20 March. The outage is due to a minor upgrade of the LDAP software underpinning Libraries Australia Administration. Our more...

OCLC numbers & RIS

The Record Import Service will commence support for the upload of OCLC numbers from 1 April 2010. After that date OCLC numbers can be supplied in bibliographic and holdings records sent to Libraries Australia. They will be used as supplementary more...

Libraries Australia Newsletter, issue 5 out now

The 5th edition of our newsletter is now available. This edition includes an introduction to 3 new members of the Libraries Australia Advisory Committee, plus an extended interview with Laurel Paton, Libraries Australia Member Services Manager, about deep linking and more...

Help Desk opening hours for Monday 8 March

The Libraries Australia Help Desk will be open from 9am - 5pm AEST on Canberra Day, Monday 8 March.

LADD - New expiry default for 'Rush' & 'Express' requests

In LADD, if no expiry details are entered at the time of creating a Rush or Express request the expiry days will now default to 2 days from the date the request is processed. The expiry of 5 days remains more...

OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council Meeting to be held in Canberra

Libraries Australia is pleased to invite you to attend the OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council Meeting to be held on Thursday 15 April 2010 from 9am - 4pm at the National Library of Australia. Morning tea and lunch will be more...

Free monthly reference services - RAP & GovRAP

RAP (Recent Australian Publications) is a free monthly reference service listing Australia's recent publications of interest to all engaged in research and the provision of information, as you can link straight to the Libraries Australia record with holdings information and more...

Green 'Search catalogue' button for deep linked libraries

As of today, Libraries Australia members that have deep linking activated will display a green 'Search catalogue' button (i.e. )instead of a purple one (i.e. ). You can view this button by conducting a search, selecting for an item from more...

Cataloguing Client - version 3.3.8.5 released today

The new version of the Client, WinIBW version 3.3.8.5, is now available for collection from our server. Users are encouraged to install this latest version to take advantage of the new and improved functionality offered. Note that the earlier version more...

LADD members & suspensions directory

We are pleased to announce our new web page which lists all LADD members and their current suspension status. The LADD members & suspensions page is a dynamic page that updates every time it is opened in your browser. The more...

Scheduled outage of all NLA websites on Sunday 14 February

Due to scheduled maintenance work, all library websites and computers will be unavailable this Sunday 14 February from 7am - 9pm. This includes all Libraries Australia services. Please contact our Help Desk on 1800 026 155 or online for more more...

Enhanced requesting

Enhanced requesting allows users to submit ILL requests directly from Libraries Australia Search. For responding libraries in LADD, handling incoming requests from Libraries Australia Search will be no different from handling standard LADD requests. Access to enhanced requesting is account/password more...

LADD & WorldCat Resource Sharing survey

Libraries Australia is investigating the feasibility and desirability of interconnection between the LADD and WorldCat Resource Sharing (WRS) systems. Interconnection would allow LADD users to exchange ILL requests with the 10,000 libraries worldwide that use WRS. To help us gauge more...

Libraries Australia staff at VALA

Libraries Australia staff will be available at the VALA 2010 Conference in Melbourne from 9 to 11 February. Visit the National Library stand to arrange a suitable time. We look forward to meeting you there.