2011 news

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Christmas/New Year suspensions in LADD

In order to relieve some of the workload on our ILL colleagues with ISO compliant systems, we are trialling a different method for applying suspensions over this Christmas/New Year period. If your library is closing for just the period beginning 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 23 December 9.00am – 12.30 (AEST) Monday 26th December Closed Tuesday 27th December Closed Wednesday 28th December Closed Thursday 29th December more...

Libraries Australia Document Delivery system now available

Libraries Australia Document Delivery system OK for normal operations. The LADD VDX software has been successfully upgraded to Version 4.1.4 and is ready for normal ILL operations. A few very minor layout issues still exist which we will be addressing more...

Libraries Australia Document Delivery system unavailable during upgrade 2- 5 December 2011

The Libraries Australia Document Delivery system will be unavailable from 4 p.m. (AEST) 2 December 2011 until Monday 5 December 2011 due to an upgrade of the VDX software to Version 4.1.4. Advice will be given once the system is more...

Updating bibliographic records in Libraries Australia & WorldCat

Earlier in the year the NSW Libraries Australia Cataloguing Special Interest Group (NSW CATSIG) asked the following questions: What will LA do to ensure that bibliographic upgrades made on LA are sent to OCLC? When does LA send new records more...

Questions from Libraries Australia Forum 2011

Answers to questions from Libraries Australia 2011 Forum are now available in the Libraries Australia list archive. Q.1 When the offline duplicate detection program (DDR) finds two or more potential duplicate records, how does it decide which record to keep more...

Libraries Australia Advisory Committee election 2011 - request for nominations

The Libraries Australia Advisory Committee has places for up to three elected members, whose terms each last for three years. The term of elected members Chris Taylor and Noelle Nelson will expire in December. All Libraries Australia member libraries are more...

LADD training database unavailable 18-24 November

The LADD training database will be upgraded to VDX 4.1.4 and will therefore be unavailable between 18 – 24 November 2011.  It is anticipated that the LADD training database will be available again on Friday 25 November.

2011 forum presentations & LAAC papers

For those that were unable to attend the 2011 Forum recently held in Adelaide (and for those wishing to relive the experience), powerpoints and mp3s of the presentations are now available on the 2011 Forum program page. A selection of more...

Complete the Library Supplier Survey

As part of the preparation for the redevelopment of the Libraries Australia search service in 2012-13, we are currently seeking your feedback on Libraries Australia. A survey for library staff using Libraries Australia has been open since November 1. Many more...

Complete the Member Survey

During the 2012-13 financial year, Libraries Australia will be redeveloping the Libraries Australia Search Service. This redevelopment will ensure a faster, more stable search experience for Libraries Australia members. Libraries Australia Products, the Record Export Service and Z39.50 services will more...

Delay with processing records in Libraries Australia Search

We are currently experiencing a delay with the processing of bibliographic and holdings records added or updated in the Libraries Australia Search database. The records are being processed, however it is expected that record additions or record changes are unlikely more...

Last week to register for the 2011 Forum

Get in fast! Registrations for the Libraries Australia Forum close this Friday 14th October. This year's Forum is being held at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide on Thursday 27th October. During the Forum highlights of the service are demonstrated, the more...

Help Desk open Monday 10th October

The Help Desk will be open today, Monday 10th October from 9am-5pm. Due to the Family & Community Day public holiday in the ACT, there will be reduced staffing. You are still able to call or fill in the online more...

Price changes for additional services

A reminder that from Wednesday 5th October 2011 the charges for additional Libraries Australia services are now as follows. Authority file charges Authority type File type Charge for Libraries Australia members Charge for consortia or vendors providing services to libraries more...

Tasmanian User Group meets tomorrow

The Tasmanian User’s Group will meet tomorrow, (Friday 7th October) from 10.30-11.30am at the Tasmanian Polytechic Learning Centre, Level 1, 75 Campbell St. User Group meetings are a great opportunity to network with users of Libraries Australia. You’ll also find an more...

September RAP and GovRAP now available

The September Recent Australian Publications (RAP) and Recent Australian Government Publications (GovRAP) files are now available. RAP files are a great way to keep up with publications added to Libraries Australia in the last month, especially for acquistions staff. The files more...

Less than 2 weeks to register for the 2011 Forum

There are less than two weeks left to register for the Libraries Australia Forum. The 2011 Forum will be held at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide on Thursday 27th October 2011. The Draft program is already available, detailing the Keynote more...

Help Desk closed today Monday 3rd October

A reminder that the Libraries Australia Help Desk is closed today (Monday 3rd October 2011) for the Labour Day Public holiday. You can still enter your queries via our online form, however it will not be attended to until tomorrow more...

Updated ILRS Code changes now in place

This affects all LADD members. The revised Interlibrary Resource Sharing (ILRS) Code prices have now been implemented in the LADD gateway, ILRS directory and the LADD Manual. What this will mean for LADD libraries is that the base cost, which appears more...

Help Desk closed Monday 3 October 2011

The Libraries Australia Help Desk will be closed on Monday 3rd October 2011 for the Labour Day Public holiday. You will still be able to enter your queries via our online form, however they will not be attended until the more...

Minutes from the Tasmanian User Group

The Minutes of the Tasmanian User Group meeting held on Friday 8th April are now available in the Libraries Australia list archive. Highlights of this meeting include a presentation and report by Carol Hamilton from Libraries Australia Database Services, and more...

Forum Registrations

You only have three weeks left to register for the 2011 Libraries Australia Forum. The Forum is a great opportunity to hear about the latest developments in Libraries Australia and network with other members. This year it is being held more...

Search now available

Libraries Australia Search is once again available after this morning's outage. You are welcome to add/modify/delete holdings and records again. If you experience any further problems please contact the Libraries Australia Help Desk.

Search unavailable Monday Morning

Further to our message Friday morning regarding suspension of updates to Libraries Australia Search from 6 pm AEST time Friday 23 September. We would like to advise that Libraries Australia Search will be unavailable Monday morning until approximately 10.30 am. more...

Enhancement to Libraries Australia Search this weekend

Libraries Australia Search will undergo an enhancement from 6pm AEST this Friday 23rd September to Sunday 25th September. As a result, updating of all records will be suspended over this period. This includes updates via the web interface, the Cataloguing Client and the Record Import more...

Minutes from the NSW and SA User Groups

The Minutes of the New South Wales User Group meeting held on Friday 26th August are now available in the Libraries Australia list archive. Ths includes the presentation on E-Resources in Libraries Australia given by Rob Walls, Director of Libraries more...

Record Import Service outage

The Record Import Service FTP facility was affected by this morning's power outage at the NLA and was down from roughly 6am to 11.45 am Monday 19th September. Anyone who tried to FTP a file to Libraries Australia in that more...

Libraries Australia available again

All Libraries Australia services are once again available after this morning's outage. Please clear your cache and refresh your web browser to clear warning messages. If you continue to experience problems or have any queries please contact the Help Desk.

Libraries Australia Outage

Due to an earlier power outage at the National Library of Australia, Libraries Australia Search, Document Delivery and Administration are temporarily unavailable. We hope to have services available again shortly.

Upcoming Document Delivery training in QLD and SA

Four new training sessions have just been announced and are now open for registration. In Queensland Thursday 13th October Lynn Evans will run a Document Delivery Basics course. In South Australia Friday 23rd September Caroline Wood will run a Document more...

Prize for the 100th Forum registration

Congratulations to Janet Wilkinson-Scott from the State Library of South Australia who was the 100th person to register for this year's Libraries Australia Forum, which will be held in Adelaide on 27 October 2011. As the 100th person to register, more...

Revised ILL prices announced

This will affect all LADD members. The ALIA Interlibrary Lending Advisory Committee has announced the revised Interlibrary Resource Sharing (ILRS) Code prices, effective 1st October 2011. Read the new schedule of charges in the Libraries Australia Document Delivery discussion list more...

South Australia User Group Meets tomorrow

The SA User's Group will meet tomorrow, (Wednesday 14th September) at 2:30 pm in the State Library of South Australia (gather at the cloak room). User Group meetings are a great opportunity to network with users of Libraries Australia. You’ll more...

August 2011 RAP & GOVRAP are now available

We are thrilled to advise that August 2011 Recent Australian Publications (RAP) and Recent Australian Government Publications (GovRAP) are now available online. Records from both services are a subset of the ANBD and are created by Australian libraries. There are more...

ACT LADD User Group meets tomorrow

The ACT Libraries Australia Document Delivery User’s Group will meet tomorrow (Wednesday 7th September) at 9:30am in Training Room 3/4, Level 4, National Library of Australia. User Group meetings are a great opportunity to network with other users of Libraries more...

Brief outage tonight

The National Library of Australia will have an Internet Outage at 5:30pm AEST tonight (Friday 02/09/11). This outage is part of necessary maintenance to the Library’s network. The outage is expected to be less than half an hour. During this more...

Libraries Australia holdings go straight to WorldCat

We’ve recently had some queries about interoperation between Libraries Australia and WorldCat. Did you know that your Libraries Australia holdings are automatically transferred to WorldCat? In fact the new record with your holding or holding change is passed on in more...

Australian Capital Territory User Group Meeting tomorrow

The ACT Libraries Australia User’s Group will meet tomorrow (Wednesday 31st August) at 9:30am in Meeting Room 1, Level 4, National Library of Australia. User Group meetings are a great opportunity to network with users of Libraries Australia. You’ll also more...

New South Wales User Group Meeting Tomorrow

The NSW Libraries Australia User Groups will meet tomorrow. The timetable is Time Venue Group 10:30 am McDonald’s Room, State Library of New South Wales NSW Libraries Australia Cataloguing Special Interest Group 11:00am McDonald's Room, State Library of New South more...

Western Australia User Group Meeting tomorrow

The WA Libraries Australia User's Group will meet tomorrow (Thursday 25th August) at 9:30am in the Great Southern Room, 4th floor, State Library of WA. User Group meetings are a great opportunity to network with users of Libraries Australia. You'll more...

Price changes for our additional services

From 5 October the charges for additional Libraries Australia services will be as follows Authority file charges Authority type File type Charge for Libraries Australia members Charge for consortia or vendors providing services to libraries Australian authorities Base file (e.g. more...

Update of Manuals now complete

To go with the launch of the new website we have been systematically reviewing the content in all of our Cataloguing Client, Document Delivery and Search manuals. This is now complete with all manuals up to date and available in more...

Libraries Australia Forum registrations open

This year's Libraries Australia Forum is being held at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide on the 27th October. Registrations are now open. You will find more about Forum on our 2011 Forum page including Library Tours, Forum Program and Related Events. To more...

Upcoming training in rural NSW

Training courses will be held in Lismore for the Cataloguing Client and Document Delivery Basics at the end of August. If you're in northern NSW or southern Queensland and have been thinking about undertaking Libraries Australia training, now is your chance. more...

Victorian User's Group meeting tomorrow

On Wednesday 10th August there will be a combined meeting of the Victorian Libraries Australia User Group (VLAUG), Cataloguing Special Interest Group (VIC CATSIG) and LADD Special Interest Group. The venue is CARM Centre, 4 Park Drive, Bundoora Rob Walls, more...

Libraries Australia access restored

The Internet connection at the National Library of Australia has now been restored. This means that all services including Libraries Australia Search, Administration and Document Delivery are once again available to users. You may need to clear your browser cache more...

Upcoming Document Delivery Training in ACT & NSW

Three new training sessions have just been announced and are now open for registration. In the ACT Monday 15 August Lynn Farkas will run a Document Delivery Basics course. Tuesday 16 August Lynn Farkas will run a Document Delivery Refresher course. In more...

Libraries Australia at the Education Show in Melbourne 5th & 6th August

If you are attending The Education Show in Melbourne this week, please come and visit us at our stand – no 83. Laurel Paton, Libraries Australia Member Services Manager and Scotia Ashley will be on the stand and happy to talk more...

New look website launched this morning

Libraries Australia's 'new look' website was successfully deployed this morning. Although redirects have been implemented on all the important pages, we ask that you please update any bookmarks you have previously saved. The URL for the home page will remain more...

New copyright type added to LADD

Please be advised that we have added a new copyright type to the copyright options for requesting. Australian Copyright Act Section 43 should be used for copies of material required for judicial proceedings. You can find more information about this more...

Delay to launch of new Libraries Australia website

Due to the unforeseen illness of some key personnel, it is necessary for us to delay the scheduled launch tomorrow of our new Libraries Australia web site. We will post a further message when we are able to provide you more...

Website update next Tuesday 26th July

We are thrilled to announce that next Tuesday 26 July at 8.30 am, the new Libraries Australia web site will be launched. The URL for the web site will remain unchanged at: http://www.nla.gov.au/librariesaustralia/ Our new web site has been created more...

Problems with LADD requests to Infotrieve

Some issues have arisen with the migration of ILL services from Infotrieve Australia to Infotrieve United States. The following problems have been identified. Will Supply messaging not being received by LADD members. Will supply date not overriding the ILL order more...

Update on Infotrieve requesting

As you may be aware, Infotrieve's office in Australia will shortly be closing as part of a consolidation of Infotrieve's document delivery operations. There will be no interruption to service for those Libraries Australia members who request items from Infotrieve more...

Clarification on LADD charges

It has come to our attention that there is some confusion about charges in LADD following the NLA Document Supply Service's announcement last month of increased charges for interlibrary loan and document delivery. Although the NLA's Document Supply Service will more...

Emily Rodda works enrich the ANBD

Libraries Australia has been enriched by the addition of a large collection of works by Emily Rodda translated into 30 languages and held at the Lu Rees Archive of Australian Children's Literature at the University of Canberra.

Help Desk closed Queen's Birthday on Monday 13 June 2011

The Libraries Australia Help Desk will be closed on the Queen's Birthday holiday, Monday 13 June 2011. Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday 14 June.

Adding the language of cataloguing to the Guidelines for importing records from an external database

The language of cataloguing for Libraries Australia is English. If your record is in a language other then English you may need to amend the record before you import it into Libraries Australia. The language of the cataloguing is coded more...

Queries about RDA records on the ANBD

We have received some queries about RDA records on the ANBD. Libraries Australia plans to support the creation and exchange of RDA data from the agreed Australian implementation date sometime in the first half of 2012. More information about the more...

No need to suspend for public holidays in LADD

Did you know you do not need to suspend your library over public holidays? The LADD system automatically suspends operation on the standard public holidays and localised state holidays. It automatically takes into account the days allotted for requests such more...

Increase to Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Charges by the National Library of Australia

Increase to Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Charges by the National Library of Australia Following recent budget decisions, the National Library has reviewed its interlibrary loan and document delivery charges, which have not increased since the introduction of GST in more...

Trove Stage 4 released

Trove now searches across millions of articles from GALE and Informit. These articles are found in a new zone called journals, articles and datasets. Most of these articles can be viewed online for free if your library has already purchased more...

Suspensions and public holidays in LADD

Did you know you do not need to suspend your library over public holidays? The LADD system automatically suspends operation on the standard public holidays and localised State holidays. It automatically takes into account the days allotted for requests such more...

WA - training courses on offer now!

We would like to remind you of the upcoming training courses in LA Search and LA Document Delivery offered in Western Australia at the end of May. There are currently no designated Libraries Australia Training Agents for Western Australia, therefore more...

Infotrieve available for receiving requests in LADD

Infotrieve Australia is once again available for normal ILL activities after the successful completion of testing with their CSCM ISO compliant ILL system. An outstanding issue still exists where a system generated Answer Will Supply action is not processing through more...

ISO Inter-library loan survey

To gain a better understanding of the environment in which libraries use ISO ILL compliant interlibrary loan systems, we are asking you to complete this short (5-10 min) survey on the reasons for your organisation's uptake of an ISO ILL more...

Help Desk opening hours on Monday 14 March 2010

The Help Desk will be open from 9am - 5pm AEST on Monday 14 March (Canberra Day Public Holiday).

Revised Cataloguing Client Manual available

We are pleased to announce that we have just revised the Cataloguing Client Manual. You can access the revised manual from our manuals, guidelines & user guides page. Revisions include new screenshots to bring the manual in line with the more...

ISO ILL Numbers & TGQs in LADD

When a request is sent to a LADD library from an ISO ILL site, the only number that appears is the ISO ILL location's request number, which displays within the LADD web interface as Our Number (ILL No). Our number/their more...

Etiquette for Inter-library loan & document delivery activity

Thank you to all the libraries that have recently updated their ILRS/ALG pages. These pages are used on a daily basis for assisting with library contact details and information about conditions of supply, renewal policies and so on. Even if more...