ERIC Number: ED221206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Draft Proposal for the Development of an Australian Bibliographic Network. Development of Resource Sharing Networks. Networks Study No. 15.
National Library of Australia, Canberra.
As part of its responsibility for the development of bibliographic services in Australia, the Australian National Library presents this draft proposal for a national online shared cataloging facility to be known as the Australian Bibliographic Network or ABN. A preface describes ABN's historical background and relationship to BIBDATA, a previously proposed system. A glossary of terms is followed by discussions of the following considerations: (1) network benefits and forward planning procedures; (2) basic network concepts and standards; (3) network services including the database, system facilities, and ancillary services; (4) network costs and charges; (5) network governance; and (6) the relationship of consortia to ABN. Appendices provide guidelines for an ABN Pilot Study; a schedule of National Library editing and input standards; a list of proposed ABN databases; a guide to publications on the Washington Library Network or WLN, which is the National Library's current in-house cataloging system; considerations of ABN costs and the cost of providing an online selective record service; a schedule indicating costs and fees; proposals for the appointment of an Australian Bibliographic Network Committee and an ABN Standards Committee. (ESR)
Descriptors: Cataloging, Consortia, Costs, Databases, Foreign Countries, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, National Libraries, Online Systems, Shared Services, Union Catalogs
Sales and Subscriptions Unit, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia ($3.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Library of Australia, Canberra.
Identifiers - Location: Australia