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IGeLU 2020 Digital Conference and Developers' Day 14 -17th September, 2020

All events will be held online. It is worth noting that all times in the program are quoted in British Summer Time (BST ; = UTC+1).

You can register here. As we are running multiple streams, we have had to break down the registration process to a day-by-day and session-by-session registration process.


Publishing Alma Digital records to the Australian National Bibliographic Database
Thu 17 Sep, 2020, 11:00–11:25, Zoom - 1
Conference or Developers' Day
Conference (20 minutes + 5 min Q/A)
Session Abstract
Alma’s Libraries Australia publishing profile does not support digital inventory. Contributing to the Australian National Bibliographic Database is important as a record of Australian digital collections. Importantly, it exposes unique local collections globally in Trove.

Through the ANZREG mail list interested Australian sites agreed to collaborate, approaching Ex Libris and Trove Collaborative Services (TCS) for a regional solution.

This presentation covers Alma’s general publishing profile and TCS’s OAI-PMH daily update. OAI-PMH is robust enough for sharing resource descriptions using various guidelines. Bond and RMIT Universities share their experiences as test contributors. Considerations for record preparation (bibs and representations) will be covered.

Although an Australian focus, there are lessons for institutions planning to use the general publishing profile and OAI-PMH to share their records (not just digital inventory) with other national/international databases.
Digital Initiatives
Applicable Ex Libris Product
Target Audience Skill Level
Peta Hopkins, Bond University
Presenter's job title:
Manager, Digital Library Services
Amelia Rowe, RMIT University
Co-presenter's job title:
Senior Coordinator Discovery & Library Systems
Mel Hunt, National Library of Australia
Co-presenter's job title:
Program Manager - Trove Data Support
Augusto Ribeiro, University of Porto, Portugal