2017 in review
We hosted a series of webinars for practitioners and frontline managers between November 2016 and February 2017.
A total of 341 people, from all Australian states and territories, attended the Summer Sessions.
Meet the transformers
In June, we held a ‘by invitation event for leaders and strategists, bringing together attendees from all sectors.
Speakers from the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand shared their pathways to transforming national bibliographic services.
We launched the refreshed Libraries Australia website on 21 November.
The new website makes it easier for members to easily find up-to-date Libraries Australia news, get help and manage their account.
Virtual town hall
In August, we delivered a virtual update and Q&A session for members using the Zoom video conferencing platform.
Delivering our update virtually, rather than at local user groups in each state, opened the presentation up to a wider number of members and gave them the opportunity to hear from colleagues beyond their local groups.
CBS, the software underpinning the ANBD, was upgraded the version 8.0.
This nine-month project delivered improved processing speeds for transactions on the database and improved ongoing maintenance.
Te Puna connection
In December, the connections with New Zealand’s Te Puna service was re-established.
A new Te Puna search target is now available in the LADD interface that will return only Te Puna holdings locations from within WorldCat.
The search target is now also available for ISO ILL systems used by members.
LADD Futures Group
We formed a LADD Futures Group to prepare for the future of the Libraries Australia Document Delivery (LADD) service, engage members in the conversation and seek advice about options for future ILL platforms.
We made a two-day site visit to the Northern Territory from 31 August to 1 September.
This was the first of our focused consultation visits across Australia, which aim to develop deeper connections with communities of practice around library systems, projects and local issues.
With your help, we continued growing the ANBD
31.8 M bibliographic records, 54.8 M holdings.
Coming up in 2018
Looking ahead …
- Share it conference 2018
- meet us at VALA2018
- more virtual town hall updates
- site visit to South Australia
- and more!