Posted by: bluesyemre | August 19, 2019

#AustralianLibraries join forces to build national digital collection #Nationaledeposit #NED

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Guest author Kate Torney, Chair of National and State Libraries Australia (NSLA) and CEO, State Library Victoria shares her reflections on a remarkable project

This month something truly remarkable has happened for Australia. It won’t make front page news or cause a Twitter storm, but it exists for every one of us.

The national, state and territory libraries joined forces to launch one giant national digital collection of Australian publications. It’s called National edeposit – or NED for short.

By ‘Australian publications’ we’re talking books, journals, magazines, music, pamphlets, newsletters, novels, children’s stories, self-published poetry anthologies, maps, government reports. You name it, regardless of where it was published in this vast continent, NED will have it.

NED is a website. It’s a system and a service, connecting a network of publishers and libraries.

Publishers go to the NED website to deposit and describe their electronic publications using a simple tool, choosing where and how they want them to be accessed. For the rest of us, these publications show up through the national discovery service, Trove.

https://ned.gov.au/portal/

https://www.nla.gov.au/stories/blog/behind-the-scenes/2019/08/13/when-ned-rode-into-town-0


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