National Library of Australia Staff Papers

This is a collection of papers and presentations by staff of the National Library of Australia on a wide range of subjects and areas of expertise. For older papers, see our PANDORA archive.

All papers are made available under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 unless otherwise explicitly stated on individual publications.

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  • Author: Dr Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 15 April 2014
    Just last week I saw a quote on our National Library Yammer[1] site: ‘old librarians love books, good librarians love data, great librarians love people’. The first phrase is ageist and derogatory,...
    Topics: LIBRARIES AUSTRALIA: COLLECTIVE IMPACT PAST, PRESENT...AND FUTURE?
  • Author: Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 19 December 2013
    Dr Ayres presented this paper at the 2013 Australian Society of Archivists conference, in response to a request to speak about the impact of technology on archival programs at the National Library of...
    Topics: Archiving, Trove, Social media, Archival programs, Apps, Digital culture
  • Author: Debbie Cox, Elaine Bulluss
    Publication date: 16 December 2013
    Zine talk presented on the 31st October 2013 at the ALIA National Library & Information Technicians Symposium 2013 held at the National Library of Australia. Cataloguers - a quiet revolution is...
    Topics: Zines, zinesters, zine history, The Eloquent Page, zine distro's, zine collecting, National Library of Australia, Cataloguing
  • Author: Tim Sherratt
    Publication date: 5 November 2013
    Topics: Trove, APIs, DPLA, Europeana, DigitalNZ
  • Author: Tim Sherratt
    Publication date: 4 November 2013
    Topics: Trove
  • Author: Robyn Holmes
    Publication date: 25 October 2013
    Presented by Robyn Holmes to the Australian Society of Archivists 2013 Conference: Archives - The Future! Session Background The replacement of analogue with digital technology and the rise of new...
    Topics: Technology, Archiving
  • Author: Jenna Bain
    Publication date: 4 October 2013
    There’s an old editorial adage: don’t bury the lead. Start with the guts of your story. Pitch the hook to your audience from the beginning. The same rule applies to your websites, mobile apps and...
    Topics: Forte, Mobile strategy, Mobile technology, Collection access, Digital collections, Content strategy, Music
  • Author: Dr Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 20 August 2013
    Paper presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 17-23 August 2013, Singapore. Building on 20 years of national cooperation under the Australian Newspapers Plan (ANPlan), the...
    Topics: Trove, Crowdsourcing, Digitisation, Newspapers
  • Author: Paul Hagon
    Publication date: 12 February 2013
    Crowdsourcing, members of the public adding information to records, is being used as a method for Libraries to enhance the details of their collections. The National Library of Australia has been...
    Topics: Trove, User experience, Statistics
  • Author: Jennifer Lloyd
    Publication date: 11 February 2013
    This paper discusses the planning involved in the project to digitise 500 nitrate panoramic negatives, including the pilot project and the creation of the ‘panorail’, and the steps involved in moving...
    Topics: Digitisation, Preservation
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 9 January 2013
    Clarifying preservation intentions is likely to be a good starting point for preservation planning for diverse digital collections. This applies both in terms of identifying what needs to be kept and...
    Topics: Digital preservation, PANDORA, Web archiving
  • Author: Colin Webb, David Pearson, Paul Koerbin
    Publication date: 1 January 2013
    Clarifying preservation intentions is likely to be a good starting point for preservation planning for diverse digital collections. This applies both in terms of identifying what needs to be kept and...
    Topics: Digital preservation, PANDORA, Web archiving
  • Author: Paul Koerbin
    Publication date: 6 December 2012
    Transcript and presentation slides of a talk delivered at the Seminar Kebangsaan Sumber Electronik di Malaysia 2012 (National Conference on eResources in Malaysia) in Penang on 6 December 2012. The...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Web archiving
  • Author: Dr Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 27 November 2012
    This paper was delivered by Debbie Campbell, on behalf of Marie-Louise Ayres, at the State Library of Queensland on 27 November 2012. A video of the presentation is available on Youtube.
    Topics: Trove, Resource sharing
  • Author: Anne-Marie Schwirtlich
    Publication date: 7 November 2012
    Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, Director General, National Library of Australia delivering the Whyte Memorial Lecture at Monash University on 7 November 2012. The Lecture is held to celebrate the legacy of...
    Topics: Philosophy, Archiving
  • Author: Dr Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 4 September 2012
    Trove, Australia’s national discovery service, provides access to more than 300 million resources managed by more than 1000 Australian and international organisations, and by members of the public....
    Topics: Trove, Resource sharing
  • Author: Douglas Elford, Lisa Jeong-Reuss, Somaya Langley, Melanie Wilkinson
    Publication date: 1 August 2012
    From the outset, digital preservation and conservation seem to be two very different professions. This paper explores the idea that both traditional and digital conservators not only have many...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Mediapedia, Web archiving
  • Author: Sarah Schindeler
    Publication date: 11 July 2012
    Introduction The pervasiveness of sophisticated mobile devices by our users has given rise to a movement towards mobile delivery of library services. Each week Australian libraries are enabling...
    Topics: Mobile strategy
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 21 June 2012
    Mediapedia: managing the identification of media carriers. Prometheus: managing the ingest of media carriers at the NLA
    Topics: Mediapedia, Digital curation
  • Author: Debbie Campbell
    Publication date: 21 June 2012
    This presentation introduces Trove, the National Library’s newest discovery service, and provides information to understand Trove and it's most recently released features. It also outlines some...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections
  • Author: Paul Koerbin
    Publication date: 2 May 2012
    Presentation by Paul Koerbin at the Australian Government Libraries Network (AGLIN) Information Sharing Forum, Canberra, 2 May 2012.
    Topics: Web archiving
  • Author: Monica Omodei
    Publication date: 30 April 2012
    Presentation by Monica Omodei at the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) General Assembly Open day, Washington, 30 April 2012. For 15 years the National Library of Australia has...
    Topics: Web archiving, PANDORA
  • Author: Monica Omodei
    Publication date: 1 March 2012
    Both raw and synthesised research data is increasingly being recognised as a valuable asset and a valid research output. Journals are starting to require that data be made available to support the ...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Web archiving, Digital collections
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 March 2012
    The National Library of Australia (NLA) is in the process of replacing much of its Digital Library Infrastructure. This presentation details the NLA’s development of models for a digital preservation...
    Topics: Digital collections, Digital Library, Digital preservation
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 6 January 2012
    These are some of the ideas which the Digital Preservation team at the NLA has been working on over the last year. This presentation will talk about the rationale behind the building of some...
    Topics: Digital preservation, File formats
  • Author: Alison Dellit, Sarah Schindeler
    Publication date: 1 January 2012
    The National Library of Australia has actively used a range of social media tools for the promotion, development and delivery of services for a number of years. In addition to whole-of-library...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections, Social media
  • Author: Jennifer Lloyd
    Publication date: 1 December 2011
    The National Library is built in a part of the world that does not experience many natural disasters but we do have disasters that affect our collections. It is the responsibility of the Manager of...
    Topics: Disaster preparedness, Preservation
  • Author: Alison Dellit
    Publication date: 26 October 2011
    The National Library’s premier search service, Trove, offers a simultaneous search across varied content such as digitised newspapers; journal articles; books; theses; images; sound and video and...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections, Resource discovery
  • Author: Sarah Schindeler
    Publication date: 15 September 2011
    Presented at IIM Conference workshop 2011
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections, Resource discovery
  • Author: Sarah Schindeler
    Publication date: 1 July 2011
    The National Library of Australia is aware of growing user demand for mobile service delivery. Accordingly the Web Publishing Branch is building a mobile strategy and recently conducted a public...
    Topics: Mobile technology
  • Author: Rose Holley
    Publication date: 25 February 2011
    The report provides an overview of Trove development, contributor activity, marketing and promotion, and usage during the first year of service. Trove is a single discovery service (search engine)...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections, Resource discovery
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 15 February 2011
    This presentation discusses what digital ‘stuff’ the National Library of Australia is responsible for and explores some of the main issues regarding digital preservation of this ‘stuff’. It was...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Rose Holley
    Publication date: 7 January 2011
    Trove is the National Australian discovery service focusing on Australia and Australians, launched at the end of 2009. It has been created and is managed by the National Library of Australia. Trove...
    Topics: Trove, Research, Resource discovery, Digital collections
  • Author: Julianne Miller, Elizabeth Caplice
    Publication date: 14 November 2010
    Notes and power-point slides of a paper on the use and disuse of Library of Congress subject headings in fiction cataloguing at the National Library of Australia which was presented at the BSANZ 2010...
    Topics: Censorship, Cataloguing
  • Author: Rose Holley
    Publication date: 1 September 2010
    In late 2009 the National Library of Australia released version 1 of Trove to the public. Trove is a free search engine. It searches across a large aggregation of Australian content. The treasure is...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections
  • Author: Warwick Cathro
    Publication date: 11 June 2010
    This lecture examines opportunities for better collaboration between museums, archives and libraries. It will cover: How improved collaboration (especially in discovery services and data exchange)...
    Topics: Cultural institutions, Collecting institutions
  • Author: Debbie Campbell
    Publication date: 1 June 2010
    This paper introduces Trove, the National Library’s newest discovery service, and provides information to understand and market Trove, as well as describing mechanisms for exploiting it.  There are...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections
  • Author: Debbie Campbell
    Publication date: 15 March 2010
    We all think we know where libraries are going. In the print age, libraries created collections for Australians in their local areas to learn from, and enjoy. They aspired to be well-resourced even...
    Topics: Cultural institutions, Libraries
  • Author: Alison Dellit, Tony Boston
    Publication date: 1 February 2010
    The development of new search technologies, and new search behaviours, has opened up new opportunities for libraries to expose their holdings. Our users are more used to searching large aggregations...
    Topics: Metadata, Libraries Australia, Cataloguing
  • Author: Nick del Pozo, Andrew Stawowczyk, David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 February 2010
    This article brings together and clarifies a number of key digital preservation theories. It proposes the concept of preservation intent: a clear articulation of a commitment to preserve an object,...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Deborah Hanington
    Publication date: 1 January 2010
    Libraries Australia Document Delivery (LADD) is a web-based system for interlibrary lending and document delivery between Australian libraries, managed by the National Library of Australia. The LADD...
    Topics: Libraries Australia, Interlibrary loans
  • Author: Aileen Weir
    Publication date: 1 January 2010
    This article describes the AskNow chat reference service and its operation from 2002 to 2010.
    Topics: AskNow, Reference
  • Author: Warwick Cathro
    Publication date: 1 January 2010
    This paper discusses an Australian perspective of digital library economics.
    Topics: Digital collections, Digital curation
  • Author: Nicholas del Pozo
    Publication date: 10 December 2009
    This paper explores the idea that it may be possible to mitigate what are currently perceived as some of the major hurdles to any large scale, automated preservation strategy by implementing some...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Deborah Hanington, David Reid
    Publication date: 20 October 2009
    For 10 years the National Library of Australia and the National Library of New Zealand have each operated VDX as a national interlending utility. Being early adopters of the application created pain...
    Topics: Interlibrary loans, Cultural institutions
  • Author: David Pearson, Maxine Davis
    Publication date: 7 October 2009
    Prepared by Maxine Davis and presented by David Pearsonat the IIPC (International Internet Preservation Consortium) Open Day, San Francisco on 7 October 2009. The National Library of Australia...
    Topics: Web archiving, PANDORA
  • Author: Andrew Stawowczyk Long, David Pearson
    Publication date: 7 October 2009
    Prepared by Andrew Stawowczyk Long and presented by David Pearson at the IIPC (International Internet Preservation Consortium) Open Day, San Francisco on 7 October 2009. Arguably, we must take some...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Web archiving, Preservation
  • Author: David Pearson, Nicholas del Pozo
    Publication date: 1 October 2009
      This document attempts to present the different preservation methodologies that are currently available to the library, as well as provide an indication how these methodologies could be used to...
    Topics: Preservation, Digital preservation
  • Author: Debbie Campbell
    Publication date: 28 September 2009
      Presented at the 16th annual Music Council of Australia Assembly, 28th September 2009. The National Library of Australia has a long-established record of supporting robust discovery and delivery...
    Topics: Resource discovery, Digitisation
  • Author: Andrew Sergeant
    Publication date: 25 June 2009
    Presented by Andrew Sergeant, Reference Librarian, National Library of Australia at the ninth Australian Library History Conference, 25-27 June 2009. This paper will firstly give a brief overview of...
    Topics: Braidwood Literary Institute
  • Author: Warwick Cathro
    Publication date: 25 May 2009
    This paper will identify and discuss a range of opportunities for collaboration that are available to institutions which are developing, managing and providing access to significant digital...
    Topics: Digital collections, Cultural institutions
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 May 2009
    What I am going to talk to you about today is some of my experience in dealing with, and the consequences of not looking after digital materials. Part 1: The current environment, some observations...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Basil Dewhurst
    Publication date: 16 April 2009
    The National Library has built a new service called People Australia that will allow users to discover the resources people and organisations create along with related contextual information. People...
    Topics: Research
  • Author: Nicholas del Pozo, Douglas Elford, David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 April 2009
    The National Library of Australia has a relatively small but important collection of digital material stored on common carriers such as floppy disks, CDs and DVDs. This includes both published...
    Topics: File formats, Mediapedia, Digital curation
  • Author: Nicholas del Pozo, Douglas Elford, David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 April 2009
    All digital information is stored on physical carriers. Given the variations in carrier types, the quantity produced and in circulation, along with the potential importance of the content being...
    Topics: Mediapedia, Digital curation
  • Author: Rose Holley
    Publication date: 1 March 2009
    The ANDP team had from the outset in January 2007 decided to make a considerable investment in software development in order to be able to quality assure digital outputs to ensure they met minimum...
    Topics: Newspapers, Text correction
  • Author: Terence Ingram
    Publication date: 1 February 2009
    Two years ago the National Library of Australia decided to go the route of SOA, particularly REST web services. Since then we have developed a stack of them for varying projects. This talk will...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Digital collections, Metadata
  • Author: John Kearns, Mia de Tarczynski, Narelle Tunks, Justine van Mourik, Maryanne Voyazis
    Publication date: 1 January 2009
    In 2006, 1.4% of the Australian population or about 207,000 people volunteered with cultural organisations. These cultural volunteers worked a total of 30.6 million hours in art galleries, museums,...
    Topics: Cultural institutions, Volunteering
  • Author: Barbara Wilson, James Backhouse, Joey Lansdowne, Tim Shields, Denise Officer
    Publication date: 1 January 2009
    Research aims To research and address current practices to strengthen the quality, quantity and management of visitor feedback received by cultural institutions. To provide Enhanced visitor...
    Topics: Cultural institutions, Visitor feedback, Organisational performance
  • Author: Deirdre Kiorgaard
    Publication date: 1 January 2009
    Library catalogues today need to harness the full power of the metadata that librarians have carefully created over previous decades. For those who describe resources the challenge is to create...
    Topics: Resource description and access, Metadata
  • Author: Warwick Cathro, Susan Collier
    Publication date: 1 January 2009
    In September 2008 the National Library of Australia embarked on a project to develop a powerful new discovery service to expose the wealth of information in Australian collections.  The new service,...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections
  • Author: Hilary Berthon
    Publication date: 25 November 2008
    This paper was prepared by Hilary Berthon for the Microform & Imaging Review. It outlines some of the activities of the Australian Newspaper Plan.
    Topics: Newspapers, Digitisation
  • Author: Pam Gatenby
    Publication date: 25 November 2008
    This paper was presented by Pam Gatenby at the IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2008 which was held at the National Library of Singapore.
    Topics: Newspapers
  • Author: Douglas Elford
    Publication date: 1 November 2008
    A presentation given by Douglas Elford and presented at the Museums Association of NSW Working Spaces 2 gathering at St Clements Monastary, Galong (1 November 2008). The presentation demonstrated...
    Topics: Image capture, Cataloguing
  • Author: Deirdre Kiorgaard
    Publication date: 24 October 2008
    Presented at the ACOC seminar RDA: next generation cataloguing standard at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney on Friday 24th October, 2008. The cataloguing community is now preparing for a future beyond...
    Topics: ACOC, Resource discovery, Metadata, Cataloguing
  • Author: Warwick Cathro
    Publication date: 7 October 2008
    A paper presented by Dr Warwick Cathro to the Libraries Australia Advisory Committee. This paper provides extracts from the latest draft of the Project Initiation Document. It clarifies the scope of...
    Topics: Resource discovery
  • Author: Douglas Elford
    Publication date: 18 September 2008
    A presentation given by Douglas Elford and presented at the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Annual Conference (18 September 2008). This paper talks about a Digital...
    Topics: Digital preservation, File formats, Mediapedia
  • Author: Edgar Crook
    Publication date: 2 September 2008
    The National Library of Australia is the lead institution for digital archiving and preservation in Australia. Its PANDORA Archive has been the repository for archived web resources in Australia for...
    Topics: Web archiving, PANDORA
  • Author: Douglas Elford, Nicholas del Pozo, Snezana Mihajlovic, David Pearson, Gerard Clifton, Colin Webb
    Publication date: 14 August 2008
    The paper outlines the development of an open source software application for ingesting physical media, linking it to catalogue records, creating an accurate duplicate of the digital contents and...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Open source software, File formats
  • Author: Deirdre Kiorgaard
    Publication date: 1 August 2008
    Presented at the IFLA Satellite meeting on RDA, August 2008. The presentation covers: How other standards have influenced RDA, and in particular FRBR’s influence The structure of the RDA standard and...
    Topics: Resource description and access
  • Author: Sandra Henderson, Matthew Walker
    Publication date: 1 July 2008
    This paper explains some of the work done during the Rights Management project at the National Library of Australia, looking at the background to the project, the expected benefits, the process of...
    Topics: Rights management, Copyright
  • Author: David Pearson, Colin Webb
    Publication date: 1 July 2008
    An article by David Pearson and Colin Webb. This paper talks about the nature of file format obsolescence and a series of prototype questions designed by the National Library as a benchmark to help...
    Topics: File formats, Digital preservation
  • Author: Maxine Davis, David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 July 2008
    A presentation written by Maxine Davis and David Pearson and given by David Pearson to the NLA Council (July 2008). The paper explores high level digital preservation issues relating to the NLA...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Deirdre Kiorgaard
    Publication date: 1 June 2008
    Presented at the Deutsche Bibliothekartag, Mannheim, Germany, June 2008. Resource Description and Access (RDA) is a new standard for description and access. It will replace the Anglo-American...
    Topics: Resource description and access
  • Author: Douglas Elford, David Pearson
    Publication date: 10 April 2008
    A presentation by Douglas Elford and David Pearson and presented at the Innovative Ideas Forum, hosted by the National Library of Australia (10 April 2008). This paper talks about a Digital...
    Topics: Digital preservation, File formats, Mediapedia
  • Author: Robyn Holmes, Kaye McIntyre
    Publication date: 1 April 2008
    This paper examines some of the strategies used by the National Library of Australia to build a collaborative music service on a national scale, and in particular the challenges faced in building...
    Topics: Music
  • Author: Judith Pearce, David Pearson, Megan Williams, Scott Yeadon
    Publication date: 1 April 2008
    In any journey, there's a destination but half the 'fun' is getting there. This article chronicles our journey towards a common way of packaging and exchanging digital content in a future Australian...
    Topics: Metadata, Data commons
  • Author: Judith Pearce, David Pearson, Megan Williams, Scott Yeadon
    Publication date: 1 April 2008
    In any journey, there's a destination but half the 'fun' is getting there. This article chronicles our journey towards a common way of packaging and exchanging digital content in a future Australian...
    Topics: Metadata, Data commons
  • Author: Robyn Holmes, Kaye McIntyre
    Publication date: 1 April 2008
    This paper examines some of the strategies used by the National Library of Australia to build a collaborative music service on a national scale, and in particular the challenges faced in building...
    Topics: Music
  • Author: Douglas Elford, David Pearson
    Publication date: 10 April 2008
    A presentation by Douglas Elford and David Pearson and presented at the Innovative Ideas Forum, hosted by the National Library of Australia (10 April 2008). This paper talks about a Digital...
    Topics: Digital preservation, File formats, Mediapedia
  • Author: Deirdre Kiorgaard
    Publication date: 1 June 2008
    Presented at the Deutsche Bibliothekartag, Mannheim, Germany, June 2008. Resource Description and Access (RDA) is a new standard for description and access. It will replace the Anglo-American...
    Topics: Resource description and access
  • Author: Sandra Henderson, Matthew Walker
    Publication date: 1 July 2008
    This paper explains some of the work done during the Rights Management project at the National Library of Australia, looking at the background to the project, the expected benefits, the process of...
    Topics: Rights management, Copyright
  • Author: David Pearson, Colin Webb
    Publication date: 1 July 2008
    An article by David Pearson and Colin Webb. This paper talks about the nature of file format obsolescence and a series of prototype questions designed by the National Library as a benchmark to help...
    Topics: File formats, Digital preservation
  • Author: Maxine Davis, David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 July 2008
    A presentation written by Maxine Davis and David Pearson and given by David Pearson to the NLA Council (July 2008). The paper explores high level digital preservation issues relating to the NLA...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Deirdre Kiorgaard
    Publication date: 1 August 2008
    Presented at the IFLA Satellite meeting on RDA, August 2008. The presentation covers: How other standards have influenced RDA, and in particular FRBR’s influence The structure of the RDA standard and...
    Topics: Resource description and access
  • Author: Douglas Elford, Nicholas del Pozo, Snezana Mihajlovic, David Pearson, Gerard Clifton, Colin Webb
    Publication date: 14 August 2008
    The paper outlines the development of an open source software application for ingesting physical media, linking it to catalogue records, creating an accurate duplicate of the digital contents and...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Open source software, File formats
  • Author: Edgar Crook
    Publication date: 2 September 2008
    The National Library of Australia is the lead institution for digital archiving and preservation in Australia. Its PANDORA Archive has been the repository for archived web resources in Australia for...
    Topics: Web archiving, PANDORA
  • Author: Douglas Elford
    Publication date: 18 September 2008
    A presentation given by Douglas Elford and presented at the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Annual Conference (18 September 2008). This paper talks about a Digital...
    Topics: Digital preservation, File formats, Mediapedia
  • Author: Warwick Cathro
    Publication date: 7 October 2008
    A paper presented by Dr Warwick Cathro to the Libraries Australia Advisory Committee. This paper provides extracts from the latest draft of the Project Initiation Document. It clarifies the scope of...
    Topics: Resource discovery
  • Author: Deirdre Kiorgaard
    Publication date: 24 October 2008
    Presented at the ACOC seminar RDA: next generation cataloguing standard at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney on Friday 24th October, 2008. The cataloguing community is now preparing for a future beyond...
    Topics: ACOC, Resource discovery, Metadata, Cataloguing
  • Author: Douglas Elford
    Publication date: 1 November 2008
    A presentation given by Douglas Elford and presented at the Museums Association of NSW Working Spaces 2 gathering at St Clements Monastary, Galong (1 November 2008). The presentation demonstrated...
    Topics: Image capture, Cataloguing
  • Author: Pam Gatenby
    Publication date: 25 November 2008
    This paper was presented by Pam Gatenby at the IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2008 which was held at the National Library of Singapore.
    Topics: Newspapers
  • Author: Hilary Berthon
    Publication date: 25 November 2008
    This paper was prepared by Hilary Berthon for the Microform & Imaging Review. It outlines some of the activities of the Australian Newspaper Plan.
    Topics: Newspapers, Digitisation
  • Author: Deirdre Kiorgaard
    Publication date: 1 January 2009
    Library catalogues today need to harness the full power of the metadata that librarians have carefully created over previous decades. For those who describe resources the challenge is to create...
    Topics: Resource description and access, Metadata
  • Author: Warwick Cathro, Susan Collier
    Publication date: 1 January 2009
    In September 2008 the National Library of Australia embarked on a project to develop a powerful new discovery service to expose the wealth of information in Australian collections.  The new service,...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections
  • Author: John Kearns, Mia de Tarczynski, Narelle Tunks, Justine van Mourik, Maryanne Voyazis
    Publication date: 1 January 2009
    In 2006, 1.4% of the Australian population or about 207,000 people volunteered with cultural organisations. These cultural volunteers worked a total of 30.6 million hours in art galleries, museums,...
    Topics: Cultural institutions, Volunteering
  • Author: Barbara Wilson, James Backhouse, Joey Lansdowne, Tim Shields, Denise Officer
    Publication date: 1 January 2009
    Research aims To research and address current practices to strengthen the quality, quantity and management of visitor feedback received by cultural institutions. To provide Enhanced visitor...
    Topics: Cultural institutions, Visitor feedback, Organisational performance
  • Author: Terence Ingram
    Publication date: 1 February 2009
    Two years ago the National Library of Australia decided to go the route of SOA, particularly REST web services. Since then we have developed a stack of them for varying projects. This talk will...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Digital collections, Metadata
  • Author: Rose Holley
    Publication date: 1 March 2009
    The ANDP team had from the outset in January 2007 decided to make a considerable investment in software development in order to be able to quality assure digital outputs to ensure they met minimum...
    Topics: Newspapers, Text correction
  • Author: Nicholas del Pozo, Douglas Elford, David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 April 2009
    The National Library of Australia has a relatively small but important collection of digital material stored on common carriers such as floppy disks, CDs and DVDs. This includes both published...
    Topics: File formats, Mediapedia, Digital curation
  • Author: Nicholas del Pozo, Douglas Elford, David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 April 2009
    All digital information is stored on physical carriers. Given the variations in carrier types, the quantity produced and in circulation, along with the potential importance of the content being...
    Topics: Mediapedia, Digital curation
  • Author: Basil Dewhurst
    Publication date: 16 April 2009
    The National Library has built a new service called People Australia that will allow users to discover the resources people and organisations create along with related contextual information. People...
    Topics: Research
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 May 2009
    What I am going to talk to you about today is some of my experience in dealing with, and the consequences of not looking after digital materials. Part 1: The current environment, some observations...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Warwick Cathro
    Publication date: 25 May 2009
    This paper will identify and discuss a range of opportunities for collaboration that are available to institutions which are developing, managing and providing access to significant digital...
    Topics: Digital collections, Cultural institutions
  • Author: Andrew Sergeant
    Publication date: 25 June 2009
    Presented by Andrew Sergeant, Reference Librarian, National Library of Australia at the ninth Australian Library History Conference, 25-27 June 2009. This paper will firstly give a brief overview of...
    Topics: Braidwood Literary Institute
  • Author: Debbie Campbell
    Publication date: 28 September 2009
      Presented at the 16th annual Music Council of Australia Assembly, 28th September 2009. The National Library of Australia has a long-established record of supporting robust discovery and delivery...
    Topics: Resource discovery, Digitisation
  • Author: David Pearson, Nicholas del Pozo
    Publication date: 1 October 2009
      This document attempts to present the different preservation methodologies that are currently available to the library, as well as provide an indication how these methodologies could be used to...
    Topics: Preservation, Digital preservation
  • Author: Andrew Stawowczyk Long, David Pearson
    Publication date: 7 October 2009
    Prepared by Andrew Stawowczyk Long and presented by David Pearson at the IIPC (International Internet Preservation Consortium) Open Day, San Francisco on 7 October 2009. Arguably, we must take some...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Web archiving, Preservation
  • Author: David Pearson, Maxine Davis
    Publication date: 7 October 2009
    Prepared by Maxine Davis and presented by David Pearsonat the IIPC (International Internet Preservation Consortium) Open Day, San Francisco on 7 October 2009. The National Library of Australia...
    Topics: Web archiving, PANDORA
  • Author: Deborah Hanington, David Reid
    Publication date: 20 October 2009
    For 10 years the National Library of Australia and the National Library of New Zealand have each operated VDX as a national interlending utility. Being early adopters of the application created pain...
    Topics: Interlibrary loans, Cultural institutions
  • Author: Nicholas del Pozo
    Publication date: 10 December 2009
    This paper explores the idea that it may be possible to mitigate what are currently perceived as some of the major hurdles to any large scale, automated preservation strategy by implementing some...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Deborah Hanington
    Publication date: 1 January 2010
    Libraries Australia Document Delivery (LADD) is a web-based system for interlibrary lending and document delivery between Australian libraries, managed by the National Library of Australia. The LADD...
    Topics: Libraries Australia, Interlibrary loans
  • Author: Aileen Weir
    Publication date: 1 January 2010
    This article describes the AskNow chat reference service and its operation from 2002 to 2010.
    Topics: AskNow, Reference
  • Author: Warwick Cathro
    Publication date: 1 January 2010
    This paper discusses an Australian perspective of digital library economics.
    Topics: Digital collections, Digital curation
  • Author: Nick del Pozo, Andrew Stawowczyk, David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 February 2010
    This article brings together and clarifies a number of key digital preservation theories. It proposes the concept of preservation intent: a clear articulation of a commitment to preserve an object,...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Alison Dellit, Tony Boston
    Publication date: 1 February 2010
    The development of new search technologies, and new search behaviours, has opened up new opportunities for libraries to expose their holdings. Our users are more used to searching large aggregations...
    Topics: Metadata, Libraries Australia, Cataloguing
  • Author: Debbie Campbell
    Publication date: 15 March 2010
    We all think we know where libraries are going. In the print age, libraries created collections for Australians in their local areas to learn from, and enjoy. They aspired to be well-resourced even...
    Topics: Cultural institutions, Libraries
  • Author: Debbie Campbell
    Publication date: 1 June 2010
    This paper introduces Trove, the National Library’s newest discovery service, and provides information to understand and market Trove, as well as describing mechanisms for exploiting it.  There are...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections
  • Author: Warwick Cathro
    Publication date: 11 June 2010
    This lecture examines opportunities for better collaboration between museums, archives and libraries. It will cover: How improved collaboration (especially in discovery services and data exchange)...
    Topics: Cultural institutions, Collecting institutions
  • Author: Rose Holley
    Publication date: 1 September 2010
    In late 2009 the National Library of Australia released version 1 of Trove to the public. Trove is a free search engine. It searches across a large aggregation of Australian content. The treasure is...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections
  • Author: Julianne Miller, Elizabeth Caplice
    Publication date: 14 November 2010
    Notes and power-point slides of a paper on the use and disuse of Library of Congress subject headings in fiction cataloguing at the National Library of Australia which was presented at the BSANZ 2010...
    Topics: Censorship, Cataloguing
  • Author: Rose Holley
    Publication date: 7 January 2011
    Trove is the National Australian discovery service focusing on Australia and Australians, launched at the end of 2009. It has been created and is managed by the National Library of Australia. Trove...
    Topics: Trove, Research, Resource discovery, Digital collections
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 15 February 2011
    This presentation discusses what digital ‘stuff’ the National Library of Australia is responsible for and explores some of the main issues regarding digital preservation of this ‘stuff’. It was...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Rose Holley
    Publication date: 25 February 2011
    The report provides an overview of Trove development, contributor activity, marketing and promotion, and usage during the first year of service. Trove is a single discovery service (search engine)...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections, Resource discovery
  • Author: Sarah Schindeler
    Publication date: 1 July 2011
    The National Library of Australia is aware of growing user demand for mobile service delivery. Accordingly the Web Publishing Branch is building a mobile strategy and recently conducted a public...
    Topics: Mobile technology
  • Author: Sarah Schindeler
    Publication date: 15 September 2011
    Presented at IIM Conference workshop 2011
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections, Resource discovery
  • Author: Alison Dellit
    Publication date: 26 October 2011
    The National Library’s premier search service, Trove, offers a simultaneous search across varied content such as digitised newspapers; journal articles; books; theses; images; sound and video and...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections, Resource discovery
  • Author: Jennifer Lloyd
    Publication date: 1 December 2011
    The National Library is built in a part of the world that does not experience many natural disasters but we do have disasters that affect our collections. It is the responsibility of the Manager of...
    Topics: Disaster preparedness, Preservation
  • Author: Alison Dellit, Sarah Schindeler
    Publication date: 1 January 2012
    The National Library of Australia has actively used a range of social media tools for the promotion, development and delivery of services for a number of years. In addition to whole-of-library...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections, Social media
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 6 January 2012
    These are some of the ideas which the Digital Preservation team at the NLA has been working on over the last year. This presentation will talk about the rationale behind the building of some...
    Topics: Digital preservation, File formats
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 March 2012
    The National Library of Australia (NLA) is in the process of replacing much of its Digital Library Infrastructure. This presentation details the NLA’s development of models for a digital preservation...
    Topics: Digital collections, Digital Library, Digital preservation
  • Author: Monica Omodei
    Publication date: 1 March 2012
    Both raw and synthesised research data is increasingly being recognised as a valuable asset and a valid research output. Journals are starting to require that data be made available to support the ...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Web archiving, Digital collections
  • Author: Monica Omodei
    Publication date: 30 April 2012
    Presentation by Monica Omodei at the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) General Assembly Open day, Washington, 30 April 2012. For 15 years the National Library of Australia has...
    Topics: Web archiving, PANDORA
  • Author: Paul Koerbin
    Publication date: 2 May 2012
    Presentation by Paul Koerbin at the Australian Government Libraries Network (AGLIN) Information Sharing Forum, Canberra, 2 May 2012.
    Topics: Web archiving
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 21 June 2012
    Mediapedia: managing the identification of media carriers. Prometheus: managing the ingest of media carriers at the NLA
    Topics: Mediapedia, Digital curation
  • Author: Debbie Campbell
    Publication date: 21 June 2012
    This presentation introduces Trove, the National Library’s newest discovery service, and provides information to understand Trove and it's most recently released features. It also outlines some...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections
  • Author: Sarah Schindeler
    Publication date: 11 July 2012
    Introduction The pervasiveness of sophisticated mobile devices by our users has given rise to a movement towards mobile delivery of library services. Each week Australian libraries are enabling...
    Topics: Mobile strategy
  • Author: Douglas Elford, Lisa Jeong-Reuss, Somaya Langley, Melanie Wilkinson
    Publication date: 1 August 2012
    From the outset, digital preservation and conservation seem to be two very different professions. This paper explores the idea that both traditional and digital conservators not only have many...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Mediapedia, Web archiving
  • Author: Dr Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 4 September 2012
    Trove, Australia’s national discovery service, provides access to more than 300 million resources managed by more than 1000 Australian and international organisations, and by members of the public....
    Topics: Trove, Resource sharing
  • Author: Anne-Marie Schwirtlich
    Publication date: 7 November 2012
    Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, Director General, National Library of Australia delivering the Whyte Memorial Lecture at Monash University on 7 November 2012. The Lecture is held to celebrate the legacy of...
    Topics: Philosophy, Archiving
  • Author: Dr Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 27 November 2012
    This paper was delivered by Debbie Campbell, on behalf of Marie-Louise Ayres, at the State Library of Queensland on 27 November 2012. A video of the presentation is available on Youtube.
    Topics: Trove, Resource sharing
  • Author: Paul Koerbin
    Publication date: 6 December 2012
    Transcript and presentation slides of a talk delivered at the Seminar Kebangsaan Sumber Electronik di Malaysia 2012 (National Conference on eResources in Malaysia) in Penang on 6 December 2012. The...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Web archiving
  • Author: Colin Webb, David Pearson, Paul Koerbin
    Publication date: 1 January 2013
    Clarifying preservation intentions is likely to be a good starting point for preservation planning for diverse digital collections. This applies both in terms of identifying what needs to be kept and...
    Topics: Digital preservation, PANDORA, Web archiving
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 9 January 2013
    Clarifying preservation intentions is likely to be a good starting point for preservation planning for diverse digital collections. This applies both in terms of identifying what needs to be kept and...
    Topics: Digital preservation, PANDORA, Web archiving
  • Author: Jennifer Lloyd
    Publication date: 11 February 2013
    This paper discusses the planning involved in the project to digitise 500 nitrate panoramic negatives, including the pilot project and the creation of the ‘panorail’, and the steps involved in moving...
    Topics: Digitisation, Preservation
  • Author: Paul Hagon
    Publication date: 12 February 2013
    Crowdsourcing, members of the public adding information to records, is being used as a method for Libraries to enhance the details of their collections. The National Library of Australia has been...
    Topics: Trove, User experience, Statistics
  • Author: Dr Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 20 August 2013
    Paper presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 17-23 August 2013, Singapore. Building on 20 years of national cooperation under the Australian Newspapers Plan (ANPlan), the...
    Topics: Trove, Crowdsourcing, Digitisation, Newspapers
  • Author: Jenna Bain
    Publication date: 4 October 2013
    There’s an old editorial adage: don’t bury the lead. Start with the guts of your story. Pitch the hook to your audience from the beginning. The same rule applies to your websites, mobile apps and...
    Topics: Forte, Mobile strategy, Mobile technology, Collection access, Digital collections, Content strategy, Music
  • Author: Robyn Holmes
    Publication date: 25 October 2013
    Presented by Robyn Holmes to the Australian Society of Archivists 2013 Conference: Archives - The Future! Session Background The replacement of analogue with digital technology and the rise of new...
    Topics: Technology, Archiving
  • Author: Tim Sherratt
    Publication date: 4 November 2013
    Topics: Trove
  • Author: Tim Sherratt
    Publication date: 5 November 2013
    Topics: Trove, APIs, DPLA, Europeana, DigitalNZ
  • Author: Debbie Cox, Elaine Bulluss
    Publication date: 16 December 2013
    Zine talk presented on the 31st October 2013 at the ALIA National Library & Information Technicians Symposium 2013 held at the National Library of Australia. Cataloguers - a quiet revolution is...
    Topics: Zines, zinesters, zine history, The Eloquent Page, zine distro's, zine collecting, National Library of Australia, Cataloguing
  • Author: Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 19 December 2013
    Dr Ayres presented this paper at the 2013 Australian Society of Archivists conference, in response to a request to speak about the impact of technology on archival programs at the National Library of...
    Topics: Archiving, Trove, Social media, Archival programs, Apps, Digital culture
  • Author: Dr Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 15 April 2014
    Just last week I saw a quote on our National Library Yammer[1] site: ‘old librarians love books, good librarians love data, great librarians love people’. The first phrase is ageist and derogatory,...
    Topics: LIBRARIES AUSTRALIA: COLLECTIVE IMPACT PAST, PRESENT...AND FUTURE?
  • Author: Alison Dellit, Sarah Schindeler
    Publication date: 1 January 2012
    The National Library of Australia has actively used a range of social media tools for the promotion, development and delivery of services for a number of years. In addition to whole-of-library...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections, Social media
  • Author: Jennifer Lloyd
    Publication date: 1 December 2011
    The National Library is built in a part of the world that does not experience many natural disasters but we do have disasters that affect our collections. It is the responsibility of the Manager of...
    Topics: Disaster preparedness, Preservation
  • Author: Rose Holley
    Publication date: 7 January 2011
    Trove is the National Australian discovery service focusing on Australia and Australians, launched at the end of 2009. It has been created and is managed by the National Library of Australia. Trove...
    Topics: Trove, Research, Resource discovery, Digital collections
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 15 February 2011
    This presentation discusses what digital ‘stuff’ the National Library of Australia is responsible for and explores some of the main issues regarding digital preservation of this ‘stuff’. It was...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Rose Holley
    Publication date: 25 February 2011
    The report provides an overview of Trove development, contributor activity, marketing and promotion, and usage during the first year of service. Trove is a single discovery service (search engine)...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections, Resource discovery
  • Author: Sarah Schindeler
    Publication date: 1 July 2011
    The National Library of Australia is aware of growing user demand for mobile service delivery. Accordingly the Web Publishing Branch is building a mobile strategy and recently conducted a public...
    Topics: Mobile technology
  • Author: Alison Dellit
    Publication date: 26 October 2011
    The National Library’s premier search service, Trove, offers a simultaneous search across varied content such as digitised newspapers; journal articles; books; theses; images; sound and video and...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections, Resource discovery
  • Author: Sarah Schindeler
    Publication date: 15 September 2011
    Presented at IIM Conference workshop 2011
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections, Resource discovery
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 6 January 2012
    These are some of the ideas which the Digital Preservation team at the NLA has been working on over the last year. This presentation will talk about the rationale behind the building of some...
    Topics: Digital preservation, File formats
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 March 2012
    The National Library of Australia (NLA) is in the process of replacing much of its Digital Library Infrastructure. This presentation details the NLA’s development of models for a digital preservation...
    Topics: Digital collections, Digital Library, Digital preservation
  • Author: Monica Omodei
    Publication date: 1 March 2012
    Both raw and synthesised research data is increasingly being recognised as a valuable asset and a valid research output. Journals are starting to require that data be made available to support the ...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Web archiving, Digital collections
  • Author: Debbie Campbell
    Publication date: 1 June 2010
    This paper introduces Trove, the National Library’s newest discovery service, and provides information to understand and market Trove, as well as describing mechanisms for exploiting it.  There are...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections
  • Author: Rose Holley
    Publication date: 1 September 2010
    In late 2009 the National Library of Australia released version 1 of Trove to the public. Trove is a free search engine. It searches across a large aggregation of Australian content. The treasure is...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections
  • Author: Debbie Campbell
    Publication date: 15 March 2010
    We all think we know where libraries are going. In the print age, libraries created collections for Australians in their local areas to learn from, and enjoy. They aspired to be well-resourced even...
    Topics: Cultural institutions, Libraries
  • Author: Deborah Hanington, David Reid
    Publication date: 20 October 2009
    For 10 years the National Library of Australia and the National Library of New Zealand have each operated VDX as a national interlending utility. Being early adopters of the application created pain...
    Topics: Interlibrary loans, Cultural institutions
  • Author: Terence Ingram
    Publication date: 1 February 2009
    Two years ago the National Library of Australia decided to go the route of SOA, particularly REST web services. Since then we have developed a stack of them for varying projects. This talk will...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Digital collections, Metadata
  • Author: Warwick Cathro, Susan Collier
    Publication date: 1 January 2009
    In September 2008 the National Library of Australia embarked on a project to develop a powerful new discovery service to expose the wealth of information in Australian collections.  The new service,...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections
  • Author: Warwick Cathro
    Publication date: 11 June 2010
    This lecture examines opportunities for better collaboration between museums, archives and libraries. It will cover: How improved collaboration (especially in discovery services and data exchange)...
    Topics: Cultural institutions, Collecting institutions
  • Author: Warwick Cathro
    Publication date: 1 January 2010
    This paper discusses an Australian perspective of digital library economics.
    Topics: Digital collections, Digital curation
  • Author: Nick del Pozo, Andrew Stawowczyk, David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 February 2010
    This article brings together and clarifies a number of key digital preservation theories. It proposes the concept of preservation intent: a clear articulation of a commitment to preserve an object,...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Alison Dellit, Tony Boston
    Publication date: 1 February 2010
    The development of new search technologies, and new search behaviours, has opened up new opportunities for libraries to expose their holdings. Our users are more used to searching large aggregations...
    Topics: Metadata, Libraries Australia, Cataloguing
  • Author: Aileen Weir
    Publication date: 1 January 2010
    This article describes the AskNow chat reference service and its operation from 2002 to 2010.
    Topics: AskNow, Reference
  • Author: Debbie Campbell
    Publication date: 21 June 2012
    This presentation introduces Trove, the National Library’s newest discovery service, and provides information to understand Trove and it's most recently released features. It also outlines some...
    Topics: Trove, Digital collections
  • Author: Julianne Miller, Elizabeth Caplice
    Publication date: 14 November 2010
    Notes and power-point slides of a paper on the use and disuse of Library of Congress subject headings in fiction cataloguing at the National Library of Australia which was presented at the BSANZ 2010...
    Topics: Censorship, Cataloguing
  • Author: Deborah Hanington
    Publication date: 1 January 2010
    Libraries Australia Document Delivery (LADD) is a web-based system for interlibrary lending and document delivery between Australian libraries, managed by the National Library of Australia. The LADD...
    Topics: Libraries Australia, Interlibrary loans
  • Author: Nicholas del Pozo, Douglas Elford, David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 April 2009
    The National Library of Australia has a relatively small but important collection of digital material stored on common carriers such as floppy disks, CDs and DVDs. This includes both published...
    Topics: File formats, Mediapedia, Digital curation
  • Author: Nicholas del Pozo, Douglas Elford, David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 April 2009
    All digital information is stored on physical carriers. Given the variations in carrier types, the quantity produced and in circulation, along with the potential importance of the content being...
    Topics: Mediapedia, Digital curation
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 21 June 2012
    Mediapedia: managing the identification of media carriers. Prometheus: managing the ingest of media carriers at the NLA
    Topics: Mediapedia, Digital curation
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 May 2009
    What I am going to talk to you about today is some of my experience in dealing with, and the consequences of not looking after digital materials. Part 1: The current environment, some observations...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Rose Holley
    Publication date: 1 March 2009
    The ANDP team had from the outset in January 2007 decided to make a considerable investment in software development in order to be able to quality assure digital outputs to ensure they met minimum...
    Topics: Newspapers, Text correction
  • Author: Deirdre Kiorgaard
    Publication date: 1 January 2009
    Library catalogues today need to harness the full power of the metadata that librarians have carefully created over previous decades. For those who describe resources the challenge is to create...
    Topics: Resource description and access, Metadata
  • Author: Basil Dewhurst
    Publication date: 16 April 2009
    The National Library has built a new service called People Australia that will allow users to discover the resources people and organisations create along with related contextual information. People...
    Topics: Research
  • Author: Warwick Cathro
    Publication date: 25 May 2009
    This paper will identify and discuss a range of opportunities for collaboration that are available to institutions which are developing, managing and providing access to significant digital...
    Topics: Digital collections, Cultural institutions
  • Author: David Pearson, Maxine Davis
    Publication date: 7 October 2009
    Prepared by Maxine Davis and presented by David Pearsonat the IIPC (International Internet Preservation Consortium) Open Day, San Francisco on 7 October 2009. The National Library of Australia...
    Topics: Web archiving, PANDORA
  • Author: Andrew Stawowczyk Long, David Pearson
    Publication date: 7 October 2009
    Prepared by Andrew Stawowczyk Long and presented by David Pearson at the IIPC (International Internet Preservation Consortium) Open Day, San Francisco on 7 October 2009. Arguably, we must take some...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Web archiving, Preservation
  • Author: Andrew Sergeant
    Publication date: 25 June 2009
    Presented by Andrew Sergeant, Reference Librarian, National Library of Australia at the ninth Australian Library History Conference, 25-27 June 2009. This paper will firstly give a brief overview of...
    Topics: Braidwood Literary Institute
  • Author: Debbie Campbell
    Publication date: 28 September 2009
      Presented at the 16th annual Music Council of Australia Assembly, 28th September 2009. The National Library of Australia has a long-established record of supporting robust discovery and delivery...
    Topics: Resource discovery, Digitisation
  • Author: John Kearns, Mia de Tarczynski, Narelle Tunks, Justine van Mourik, Maryanne Voyazis
    Publication date: 1 January 2009
    In 2006, 1.4% of the Australian population or about 207,000 people volunteered with cultural organisations. These cultural volunteers worked a total of 30.6 million hours in art galleries, museums,...
    Topics: Cultural institutions, Volunteering
  • Author: Barbara Wilson, James Backhouse, Joey Lansdowne, Tim Shields, Denise Officer
    Publication date: 1 January 2009
    Research aims To research and address current practices to strengthen the quality, quantity and management of visitor feedback received by cultural institutions. To provide Enhanced visitor...
    Topics: Cultural institutions, Visitor feedback, Organisational performance
  • Author: Paul Koerbin
    Publication date: 2 May 2012
    Presentation by Paul Koerbin at the Australian Government Libraries Network (AGLIN) Information Sharing Forum, Canberra, 2 May 2012.
    Topics: Web archiving
  • Author: Monica Omodei
    Publication date: 30 April 2012
    Presentation by Monica Omodei at the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) General Assembly Open day, Washington, 30 April 2012. For 15 years the National Library of Australia has...
    Topics: Web archiving, PANDORA
  • Author: David Pearson, Nicholas del Pozo
    Publication date: 1 October 2009
      This document attempts to present the different preservation methodologies that are currently available to the library, as well as provide an indication how these methodologies could be used to...
    Topics: Preservation, Digital preservation
  • Author: Nicholas del Pozo
    Publication date: 10 December 2009
    This paper explores the idea that it may be possible to mitigate what are currently perceived as some of the major hurdles to any large scale, automated preservation strategy by implementing some...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Warwick Cathro
    Publication date: 7 October 2008
    A paper presented by Dr Warwick Cathro to the Libraries Australia Advisory Committee. This paper provides extracts from the latest draft of the Project Initiation Document. It clarifies the scope of...
    Topics: Resource discovery
  • Author: Pam Gatenby
    Publication date: 25 November 2008
    This paper was presented by Pam Gatenby at the IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2008 which was held at the National Library of Singapore.
    Topics: Newspapers
  • Author: Hilary Berthon
    Publication date: 25 November 2008
    This paper was prepared by Hilary Berthon for the Microform & Imaging Review. It outlines some of the activities of the Australian Newspaper Plan.
    Topics: Newspapers, Digitisation
  • Author: Maxine Davis, David Pearson
    Publication date: 1 July 2008
    A presentation written by Maxine Davis and David Pearson and given by David Pearson to the NLA Council (July 2008). The paper explores high level digital preservation issues relating to the NLA...
    Topics: Digital preservation
  • Author: Douglas Elford
    Publication date: 1 November 2008
    A presentation given by Douglas Elford and presented at the Museums Association of NSW Working Spaces 2 gathering at St Clements Monastary, Galong (1 November 2008). The presentation demonstrated...
    Topics: Image capture, Cataloguing
  • Author: Douglas Elford
    Publication date: 18 September 2008
    A presentation given by Douglas Elford and presented at the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives Annual Conference (18 September 2008). This paper talks about a Digital...
    Topics: Digital preservation, File formats, Mediapedia
  • Author: Douglas Elford, David Pearson
    Publication date: 10 April 2008
    A presentation by Douglas Elford and David Pearson and presented at the Innovative Ideas Forum, hosted by the National Library of Australia (10 April 2008). This paper talks about a Digital...
    Topics: Digital preservation, File formats, Mediapedia
  • Author: Douglas Elford, Nicholas del Pozo, Snezana Mihajlovic, David Pearson, Gerard Clifton, Colin Webb
    Publication date: 14 August 2008
    The paper outlines the development of an open source software application for ingesting physical media, linking it to catalogue records, creating an accurate duplicate of the digital contents and...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Open source software, File formats
  • Author: David Pearson, Colin Webb
    Publication date: 1 July 2008
    An article by David Pearson and Colin Webb. This paper talks about the nature of file format obsolescence and a series of prototype questions designed by the National Library as a benchmark to help...
    Topics: File formats, Digital preservation
  • Author: Judith Pearce, David Pearson, Megan Williams, Scott Yeadon
    Publication date: 1 April 2008
    In any journey, there's a destination but half the 'fun' is getting there. This article chronicles our journey towards a common way of packaging and exchanging digital content in a future Australian...
    Topics: Metadata, Data commons
  • Author: Sandra Henderson, Matthew Walker
    Publication date: 1 July 2008
    This paper explains some of the work done during the Rights Management project at the National Library of Australia, looking at the background to the project, the expected benefits, the process of...
    Topics: Rights management, Copyright
  • Author: Edgar Crook
    Publication date: 2 September 2008
    The National Library of Australia is the lead institution for digital archiving and preservation in Australia. Its PANDORA Archive has been the repository for archived web resources in Australia for...
    Topics: Web archiving, PANDORA
  • Author: Deirdre Kiorgaard
    Publication date: 1 June 2008
    Presented at the Deutsche Bibliothekartag, Mannheim, Germany, June 2008. Resource Description and Access (RDA) is a new standard for description and access. It will replace the Anglo-American...
    Topics: Resource description and access
  • Author: Deirdre Kiorgaard
    Publication date: 1 August 2008
    Presented at the IFLA Satellite meeting on RDA, August 2008. The presentation covers: How other standards have influenced RDA, and in particular FRBR’s influence The structure of the RDA standard and...
    Topics: Resource description and access
  • Author: Deirdre Kiorgaard
    Publication date: 24 October 2008
    Presented at the ACOC seminar RDA: next generation cataloguing standard at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney on Friday 24th October, 2008. The cataloguing community is now preparing for a future beyond...
    Topics: ACOC, Resource discovery, Metadata, Cataloguing
  • Author: Robyn Holmes, Kaye McIntyre
    Publication date: 1 April 2008
    This paper examines some of the strategies used by the National Library of Australia to build a collaborative music service on a national scale, and in particular the challenges faced in building...
    Topics: Music
  • Author: Paul Koerbin
    Publication date: 6 December 2012
    Transcript and presentation slides of a talk delivered at the Seminar Kebangsaan Sumber Electronik di Malaysia 2012 (National Conference on eResources in Malaysia) in Penang on 6 December 2012. The...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Web archiving
  • Author: Douglas Elford, Lisa Jeong-Reuss, Somaya Langley, Melanie Wilkinson
    Publication date: 1 August 2012
    From the outset, digital preservation and conservation seem to be two very different professions. This paper explores the idea that both traditional and digital conservators not only have many...
    Topics: Digital preservation, Mediapedia, Web archiving
  • Author: Colin Webb, David Pearson, Paul Koerbin
    Publication date: 1 January 2013
    Clarifying preservation intentions is likely to be a good starting point for preservation planning for diverse digital collections. This applies both in terms of identifying what needs to be kept and...
    Topics: Digital preservation, PANDORA, Web archiving
  • Author: David Pearson
    Publication date: 9 January 2013
    Clarifying preservation intentions is likely to be a good starting point for preservation planning for diverse digital collections. This applies both in terms of identifying what needs to be kept and...
    Topics: Digital preservation, PANDORA, Web archiving
  • Author: Sarah Schindeler
    Publication date: 11 July 2012
    Introduction The pervasiveness of sophisticated mobile devices by our users has given rise to a movement towards mobile delivery of library services. Each week Australian libraries are enabling...
    Topics: Mobile strategy
  • Author: Dr Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 27 November 2012
    This paper was delivered by Debbie Campbell, on behalf of Marie-Louise Ayres, at the State Library of Queensland on 27 November 2012. A video of the presentation is available on Youtube.
    Topics: Trove, Resource sharing
  • Author: Dr Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 4 September 2012
    Trove, Australia’s national discovery service, provides access to more than 300 million resources managed by more than 1000 Australian and international organisations, and by members of the public....
    Topics: Trove, Resource sharing
  • Author: Anne-Marie Schwirtlich
    Publication date: 7 November 2012
    Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, Director General, National Library of Australia delivering the Whyte Memorial Lecture at Monash University on 7 November 2012. The Lecture is held to celebrate the legacy of...
    Topics: Philosophy, Archiving
  • Author: Paul Hagon
    Publication date: 12 February 2013
    Crowdsourcing, members of the public adding information to records, is being used as a method for Libraries to enhance the details of their collections. The National Library of Australia has been...
    Topics: Trove, User experience, Statistics
  • Author: Dr Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 20 August 2013
    Paper presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 17-23 August 2013, Singapore. Building on 20 years of national cooperation under the Australian Newspapers Plan (ANPlan), the...
    Topics: Trove, Crowdsourcing, Digitisation, Newspapers
  • Author: Jennifer Lloyd
    Publication date: 11 February 2013
    This paper discusses the planning involved in the project to digitise 500 nitrate panoramic negatives, including the pilot project and the creation of the ‘panorail’, and the steps involved in moving...
    Topics: Digitisation, Preservation
  • Author: Jenna Bain
    Publication date: 4 October 2013
    There’s an old editorial adage: don’t bury the lead. Start with the guts of your story. Pitch the hook to your audience from the beginning. The same rule applies to your websites, mobile apps and...
    Topics: Forte, Mobile strategy, Mobile technology, Collection access, Digital collections, Content strategy, Music
  • Author: Robyn Holmes
    Publication date: 25 October 2013
    Presented by Robyn Holmes to the Australian Society of Archivists 2013 Conference: Archives - The Future! Session Background The replacement of analogue with digital technology and the rise of new...
    Topics: Technology, Archiving
  • Author: Tim Sherratt
    Publication date: 4 November 2013
    Topics: Trove
  • Author: Tim Sherratt
    Publication date: 5 November 2013
    Topics: Trove, APIs, DPLA, Europeana, DigitalNZ
  • Author: Debbie Cox, Elaine Bulluss
    Publication date: 16 December 2013
    Zine talk presented on the 31st October 2013 at the ALIA National Library & Information Technicians Symposium 2013 held at the National Library of Australia. Cataloguers - a quiet revolution is...
    Topics: Zines, zinesters, zine history, The Eloquent Page, zine distro's, zine collecting, National Library of Australia, Cataloguing
  • Author: Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 19 December 2013
    Dr Ayres presented this paper at the 2013 Australian Society of Archivists conference, in response to a request to speak about the impact of technology on archival programs at the National Library of...
    Topics: Archiving, Trove, Social media, Archival programs, Apps, Digital culture
  • Author: Dr Marie-Louise Ayres
    Publication date: 15 April 2014
    Just last week I saw a quote on our National Library Yammer[1] site: ‘old librarians love books, good librarians love data, great librarians love people’. The first phrase is ageist and derogatory,...
    Topics: LIBRARIES AUSTRALIA: COLLECTIVE IMPACT PAST, PRESENT...AND FUTURE?