|The State Library of Victoria in partnership with Victorian Public Library Network (Viclink) worked together to create Cataloguing and End-Processing Specifications.
This was a key deliverable of the Statewide Public Library Development Projects for 2007/08 with the aim of standardising the cataloguing and end-processing of materials to gain maximum advantage from a co-operative purchasing scheme.
Key Milestones for the Cataloguing and End-Processing Specifications Project:
- The first step in our process was an Open Workshop on Friday 30 November 2007. The aim of the day was to discuss Cataloguing and End-Processing Specifications which Victorian public libraries could sign up to, especially if they were interested in collaborative purchasing.
- Next, following a formal process based on Standards Australia, we formed expert representative panels to develop the draft Cataloguing and End-Processing Specifications through a structured meeting process.
- In March 2008, the Library Board of Victoria and the Victorian public library network invited comment on the DRAFT Cataloging and End-processing Specifications developed by the Cataloguing and End-processing Specifications Expert Representative Panel.
- In August 2008, the Cataloguing and End-Processing Specifications were be finalised and submitted to Viclink for endorsement.
Members of the Cataloguing and End-Processing Specifications Expert Representative Panel were:
- Co Chairs: Margaret Smith (former CEO of Corangamite Regional Library Corporation) and Elisabeth Jackson (former CEO Yarra Melbourne Regional Library Corporation)
- Suzanne Gately, Library Manager, Hobsons Bay Libraries
- Karyn Siegmann, Manager Library Services, Bayside Library Service
- Vivien Newton, Bendigo Branch Manager, Goldfields Library Corporation
- John Ruddle, Coordinator Library Resources and Systems Manager, Monash Public Library Service
- Helen Zibell, Operations Librarian, Mildura Rural City Council Library Service
- Margaret Hall, Corporate Manager - Technical Services, Eastern Regional Libraries
- Stephen Walters, Managing Director, DLS Australia
- Lucie Pepeyan, Training Manager, Australian Booksellers Association