VALA2022 Onsite Session 13 Atkinson

Streamlining and automating data contribution to the ANBD


Wednesday 15 June 2022, 14:10 – 14:40

Cameron Atkinson
  • Program Manager, Trove Data Support
  • National Library of Australia
Julia Hickie
  • Assistant Director, Platform Transition
  • National Library of Australia

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An opportunity to completely automate data contribution to the Australian National Bibliographic Database (ANBD) emerged in late 2019 by extending Trove’s existing use of the Open Archive Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) to ANBD MARC records. Trove Collaborative Services and Vendors collaborated in developing OAI-PMH Daily Update modules, which could be deployed to their partner libraries. Eighteen months later these benefits are being realised with a ‘set and forget’ automated update to the ANBD resulting in less time, less effort and more current data for everyone involved.


Cameron Atkinson has been working in libraries for twelve years. For the past four he has been lucky enough to work in Trove. Using COVID as an excuse he has spent the past two years finding workflows where everyone social distances, and no one has to touch records.

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