A quick snapshot of SLWA: 1,453,452 bibliographic records 3,734,634 item records 197,295 digital objects 1,459,874 visits to the library in 2010-11. Shared system with Health Department of WA
Early Stages… Model (Lula) with bottle and glass of Swan lager, 1968 120030PD
The Pioneering Quality Librarians at SLWA Position created in 2006 as part of a restructure of library operations. Vision for the Role: “ensures quality and integrity of data on the library management system”.
The first quality librarian sat with cataloguing staff in the Access team and was originally a cataloguer. Library - 1920s 001906d
2nd incarnation - a shared role between two part-time staff, one an ex-cataloguer - the other took a more global approach to the Data. The development secretary of the Overseas League, London (Commander D. Kinloch), pointing to Australia on a map at a luncheon in Perth 17 April 1950. 255594PD
Shared System Project with Dept. of Health Agreed standards for all common data not just bibliographic – covers item, check-in, order records. Clean up of data to meet standards New tools – Statistics, Global update.
Routine data quality work at SLWA today • Removing duplicate records • Removing “orphan” records • Purging “aged” borrowers • Consultation regarding standards • Holdings update on Libraries Australia Peters quality control 128065PD
Library Management System. Global update Statistics module Data Exchange Load tables Quality Librarians Tool Kit Bob sharpening a tool on a stone powered by a treadle 029863PD
Standards. Marc standards LC Authorities AACR2 Quality Librarians Tool Kit Standard Insurance Company, 340 Murray Street Perth 114741PD
MarcEdit and the MARCEDIT-Llist. Quality Librarians Tool Kit Co-operative Bulk Handling premises, Employee in a laboratory with a Carter Dockage Tester machine 115508PD
Regular Expressions. ^((?!p2mul).)*$ Quality Librarians Tool Kit Fencer Melody Coleman (NZ) signs autographs after winning the women's individual foils 257,128PD
What does the future hold? • Implementation of RDA • Maintainance of holdings on Libraries Australia Monsanto Chemicals plastic house of the future, 1957 238,850PD
Thank you! Garden party, Government House, 1954 011635D