Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
This conference poster presentation charts the collaborative journey of Australia’s nine national, state and territory libraries to address how libraries collect, describe, preserve, store and make available digital publications through the National edeposit networking (NED).
Legal deposit legislation mandates libraries to collect the entire publications of individual jurisdictions. For many years libraries have built collections of print that provide the documentary history of 19th and 20th century Australia – the nation, the states and the territories. In the late 20th century, the arrival of digital media and the internet has been and remains the great disrupter. For libraries, it means that publications are no longer just print. The print formats – books, journals, newspapers, magazines, maps, sheet music – are now available in digital. New digital-only formats proliferate – websites, social media, and blogs.
This poster reflects on the work taken to build NED as a partnership and how the libraries grappled with defining the benefits and value proposition for NED and resolved concerns regarding ownership, transfer of metadata, needs of stakeholders, branding and identity, and cost benefits.