VALA2020 Session 15 Barnett

Discovery strategy for digital content at Auckland Libraries

This session is sponsored by Bibliotheca

Thursday 13 February 2020, 1:45 – 2:15

Timothy Barnett

  • Auckland Libraries

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Auckland Libraries is the largest public library system in Australia and New Zealand, with 55 branches and four regional research centres. The challenge was to merge all the regional archival collections into one unified collection, with a single collection management system, then combine this with all in-house research databases to create a single search across all of the Auckland Libraries heritage and research resources. The result: Kura Heritage Collections Online. This paper is a progress report on how Auckland Libraries has been working towards achieving the goal of putting the Auckland Libraries heritage and research collections “in every pocket” by 2023.

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