Libraries Australia: 1970s to now
The National Library of Australia begins to plan the establishment of Australia’s first national shared cataloguing network.
The ABN (Australian Bibliographic Network) is formed by the coming together of 6 Australian libraries. Members of the network contribute records to the Australian National Bibliographic Database (ANBD) which all members can then access.
The Australian Bibliographic Network introduces an interlibrary loan facility. It is delivered via a graphical interface and is Z39.50 compliant enabling it to interoperate with other library systems.
Libraries Australia replaces Kinetica. Implemented on a new platform, it has four integrated software modules.
The Chinese, Korean and Japanese (CJK) database merges with Libraries Australia.
The Australian National Bibliographic Database celebrates the addition of its 40 millionth item.
The national libraries of Australia and New Zealand launch a trans-Tasman interlending service linking Libraries Australia and Te Puna Interloan.
Libraries Australia introduces a free search service in addition to its subscription search, enabling the general public to access resources in the ANBD.
Libraries Australia enters into a major agreement with global library cooperative OCLC. ANBD data is loaded into WorldCat and Libraries Australia members get unlimited access to the global catalogue.
Libraries Australia begins using an automated data syndication approach (SRU Record Update), enabling its records to flow through to WorldCat in real time.
The Libraries Australia free and subscription service are separated. The free service is replaced by Trove.
Libraries Australia adopts RDA (Resource Description and Access) as the new descriptive cataloguing standard.
Libraries Australia launches a redeveloped Search service with faster, more stable search capabilities, new functionalities and improved features.
The ANBD reaches a total of 1 million RDA records.
Enhancements to Libraries Australia Search allow simultaneous searching of Chinese and Japanese character sets.
Libraries Australia celebrates 35 years of Australian libraries working together to build and share their collections.
Holdings: 54.34 million
Bibliographic records: 31.3 million
Authorities: 1.92 million
Member libraries: over 1100