Progress report Submitted: 2007-04-26 Netherlands : oclc pica

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Progress report

Submitted: 2007-04-26

Netherlands : OCLC PICA

Author info




Schipholweg 99

Post code

2316 XA









Gatenby, Janifer


Strategic Research


1. Mission statement:

OCLC PICA will be a valued global partner in the information infrastructure, helping libraries of all kinds in an economical way to create an environment that connects people to information.

3. Library automation

a. In general HW, SW:

HW : Sun v480, Intel platform

Operating Systems : Unix, Windows

RDMS: Sybase, Oracle
Web server: Apache

4. Union catalogue

a. Software used:

Catalogue maintenance: CBS / PSI

Enquiry: PSI, ZPortal, Elektra

Local system interfaces: LBS, SISIS SunRise, OLIB

5. Digital library

a. Based on your own production of digital documents:

OCLC PICA provides ContentDM as a tool for the creation and management of digital libraries. OCLC PICA and the Koninklijke Bibliotheek operate Strata Preservation N.V., a centre to digitize, microfilm and preserve the rich history recorded in centuries-old European collections in European libraries.

6. New databases

UnityUK – combined database of public libraries in the UK unifying LinkUK and TCR.
Loaded or loading EU data to Worldcat – NUKAT (Polish), DNB, GBV, Hebis, BSB (German), NCC (Dutch), BK, LinkUK (UK), Helsinki U (Frinland) Danish National Library of Education (Denmark), Czech National Bibliography +++

8. Electronic document delivery

Electronic Document delivery is available as an option through the PiCarta service and is used by many libraries in the Netherlands having agreements with one or more of the suppliers Swets & Zeitlinger, Chadwyck-Healey (Periodicals Contents Index), EBSCO Academic Search, Elsevier, Kluwer Academic, Springer Verlag and Academic Press. The Openly 1Cate software and database is used with portals for resolving and linking to online text.
The VDX request management and delivery software interfaces with the CBS software and enables management of requests from multiple independent sources.

9. Research and technology development projects

Work cluster (FRBR) record distribution and import – joint project with OCLC.

International ILL architecture in collaboration with OCLC.

DAI-project: use of the NCC name authority file by researchers in institutional repositories.

SRU server in production

Web based cataloguing in production

10. Other important projects

Standards work on:

SRU (ZING) update (implemented between NCC & WorldCat)

ISO 8459 bibliographic data element directory (mappings for 8 protocols will be made available)

The Request Transfer Message via OpenURL (for trial use in 2007)

ISO Holdings schema (ISO CD vote in progress)

Re-thinking resource sharing group (made Get It functionality available)

European interfaces in – Dutch, French, German, Spanish…(interface, postcodes, regional specific online bookshops)

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