National Library of Australia (Australia)
The National Library of Australia recently completed the implementation of its second digital collection management system. This paper will focus on the impact of the system change in relation to the Oral History and Folklore audio collection, and will cover aspects such as the benefits and limitations of the initial system, development and implementation of the new system and an overview of the initial few months after the new system went live. There will also be discussion on the use of intelligent and non-intelligent permanent identifiers and how accessioning, preservation and delivery workflows were affected by the change.
Mark Piva is the Manager of Sound Preservation and Technical Services within the Oral History and Folklore Branch of the National Library of Australia in Canberra Australia. He is responsible for the management and development of the digital audio preservation program for the Library, including preservation of newly commissioned born digital recordings and supervision of preservation of legacy audiovisual material in the Library’s special collections.
He was significantly involved in the transition of the Oral History and Folklore Collection to a new digital collection management system, including specification of the required system’s functionality, coordinating user acceptance testing and handling the associated migration of over 800,000 work and copy records.