VALA Peer Reviewed PaperAll for naught: using existing bibliographic data to deliver modern search tools

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 12: ILMS
Thursday 7 February 2008 11:20 - 11:50
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-12-sokvitne

Lloyd Sokvitne

Senior Manager (Digital Strategies), State Library of Tasmania
http://www.statelibrary.tas.gov.au

Jan Lavelle

Senior Librarian (Systems Development), State Library of Tasmania
http://www.statelibrary.tas.gov.au

Carmel Denholm

Senior Cataloguer (Metadata), State Library of Tasmania
http://www.statelibrary.tas.gov.au

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Abstract

In 2006, the State Library of Tasmania undertook a process to develop a facet-enabled catalogue that would replace its traditional OPAC. It became apparent that questions concerning which facets to provide were inextricably linked with the quality and availability of data from the traditional bibliographic database. This data reflected internal and external cataloguing policies that had varied over a number of years, and the State Library found that it had to extensively correct, modify, manipulate and create a range of data in order to provide the facets it required. This paper describes those processes in detail.

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