VALA2010 Session 4 White

VALA20120All aboard ParlInfo Search: the journey towards integrated access to bibliographic and full text information from the Parliament of Australia

Tuesday 9 February 2010, 15:15 – 15:45
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperShirley White

Project Officer, Parliamentary Library, Canberra

Roxanne Missingham

Parliamentary Librarian, Parliamentary Library, Canberra

Rina Brettell

Project Manager, Department of Parliamentary Services, Canberra

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This paper outlines the journey towards ParlInfo Search, a high-profile service that provides integrated access to bibliographic and full text information that is of interest both to the Parliament of Australia and to the public in general. The paper outlines the business needs of the system, stakeholder and governance issues and discusses Parlinfo Search’s technical architecture and content solution, its features, lessons learnt during the course of the project and future directions.