Presenter: Friederike Schimmelpfennig
Title: Cooperative Cataloguing in Germany: History, Developments, Dreams and Reality
Date and time: Wednesday 21 February 2018, 12 noon – 1 15 pm
Venue: Ferguson Room, 1st Floor, Mezzanine, National Library of Australia
Cooperative cataloguing in Germany has a history of more than 40 years. Beginning in the 1970s local library unions started to develop by using title records from other libraries for their own cataloguing purposes. Six major union catalogues exist today with 2500 member libraries with about 124 million title records. Further plans are to combine as many union catalogues as possible into a nation-wide system, building a federal information infrastructure. Frieda will give a description on the history, the current state, and the ideas and plans for the information infrastructure in Germany.
Frieda is collection manager for East Asia (China, Japan, Korea) at Menzies Library, Ausralian National University. She was formerly systems librarian at University Library of Erlangen-Nuremberg dealing with Open Access Repository implementation, metadata migration and CJK cataloguing and future developments in cataloguing including in the Cloud are her passion.