Libraries Australia is reviewing the use and opportunities enabled by the Products Service with the aim of delivering a service that better meets the needs of our members.
We are seeking your feedback to answer 12 questions about your use and understanding of the current Libraries Australia Products service, and whether your library would benefit from products on offer. The survey may even spark some ideas about how your library could benefit from the rich data at your service.
While usage is low for some products, promotion has been relatively low-key and many Libraries Australia members may not be aware of the rich tailored data service that can be delivered from the Australian National Bibliographic Database.
One of the barriers to usage may even lie in the generic name of the service: “Libraries Australia Products” and that is why we are seeking suggestions for a new name for the service. A prize from the National Library publications will be offered for the best suggestion!
There are no limits on the number of survey responses each Library can submit.
Take the 12 question survey by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D87BD9P
The survey closes on Friday 9 May. We look forward to your responses!
Some background on Libraries Australia Products
The ANBD lies at the heart of Libraries Australia, containing 25 million bibliographic records and over 50 million holdings for Australian library collections from all states and sectors. The Libraries Australia team can mine the database and draw together the data to help you articulate compelling stories about your library’s collections.
Libraries Australia offers a range of ‘off-the-shelf’ and bespoke products aimed at supporting cataloguing, acquisitions, collection management, and collection analysis activities in Australian libraries.
As it now stands, Libraries Australia Products is primarily a fee-based service that provides members with the opportunity to obtain records from the Australian National Bibliographic Database (ANBD). Products are flexible and can assist libraries in their workflows to achieve efficiency gains and improved data quality.
Some of these products are:
o Authorities files
o Bibliographic & holdings files
o Concordance files (e.g., to add OCLC control numbers to local records)
o Customised extractions
o Electronic collection sets (e.g., Pandora records)
o Microform collection sets
o Text files
o Recent Australian Publications (RAP) – free product
o Recent Australian Government Publications (GovRAP) – free product
More information on the current suite of products is available at http://www.nla.gov.au/librariesaustralia/services/cataloguing/products/
Monika Szunejko | Director, Database Services | National Library of Australia
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