Research and presentations
Te Puna Forum 2014
The Te Puna Forum was held in Wellington, New Zealand on March 26th, 2014. This forum came at an important time as internationally libraries are looking at how they respond to the Digital Shift, and are exploring what that means for transforming services. The forum's objectives were to give library managers and team leaders the opportunity to learn about international trends with libraries and library services, with a particular focus on the impact that libraries can make in communities and how that impact is demonstrated.
A summary of feedback from the Te Puna Forum’s survey and workshops
The Te Puna Replacement project sought Te Puna member library input at the Te Puna Forum. This was conducted by a survey sent to all member libraries and a workshop session at the Forum venues in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland.
From Challenge to Opportunity
Patrick Losinski, CEO, Columbus Metropolitan Library
Pat is interested in how libraries influence their communities, especially in an environment which is digital. Pat has been an active campaigner for better access to ebooks in the USA, and spoke about issues facing public libraries in the United States. He highlighted examples where CML has effectively used data to influence strategic decisions. Analysis showed where children were falling behind in the local area, allowing CML to work in collaboration with others to address these issues within their community.
Libraries Australia and Collective Impact: Past, Present and Future
Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, Assistant Director-General Resource Sharing, National Library of Australia
Marie-Louise Ayres has responsibility for Libraries Australia, Australia's equivalent to Te Puna, and Trove, an innovative, free, online search engine developed by the National Library of Australia. Marie-Louise talked about digital developments underway in the National Library of Australia.
OCLC Asia Pacific Regional Council Report
Presented by Peter Sidorko, Chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Council and University Librarian, The University of Hong Kong at the OCLC Global Council meeting, held April 10–12 2014 in Dublin, Ohio, USA. Howard Amos, University Librarian, Otago University is welcomed to the Council and Alison Elliott, Director Content Services, National Library of New Zealand is farewelled.
Te Puna, Epic - A two-way conversation, 2012
These presentations from National Library staff come from a series of workshops held with Te Puna members around the country in May/June 2012.
Update on Maximising Te Puna Value
Jenny McDonald, Manager Collaborative Services talks about the programme of work underway to maximise value for Te Puna member libraries.
A short presentation from OCLC which outlines their additional services that are available free-of-charge to Te Puna member libraries.
Update from Janess Stewart and Charlotte Stretton, Cataloguing team leaders, which covers form and genre headings, as well as an RDA update.
Overview of Te Puna Services
Ruth Miller, Customer Support Consultant, briefly covers current Te Puna services and tells how they are used in member libraries.
Papers Past Collaborative Newspaper Digitisation
Papers Past overview offering an opportunity for libraries, museums and other cultural institutions to add newspapers to the Papers Past website.
Future options with EPIC
Paula Banks, the EPIC Manager, talks about future options for the collaborative purchasing of electronic resources.
Te Puna Libraries' Forum, 2011
A biannual opportunity for Te Puna member libraries to discuss Te Puna’s future direction.
The world of libraries
Debbie Campbell - Highlights of recent trends in the Australian Libraries sector
Debbie Cambell, Director of Collaborative Services, Resource Sharing and Innovation from the National Library of Australia describes Libraries Australia, their equivalent of Te Puna.
Lynn Silipigni Connaway - Changing user patterns for information discovery
The ways people acquire information are changing from national to global, linear to linked and print to digital, which requires librarians to develop new ways of providing services and systems to continue to meet the needs of library users and to attract library non-users. Dr Connaway of OCLC outlines the common themes from findings of 12 studies published in the UK and US between 2005-2010.
Debbie Campbell - The Australian National Union Catalogue
Libraries Australia’s bibliographic content is part of the backbone for Trove, the premier national discovery service for Australian library collections. This presents challenges Australian libraries need to grasp to realise the extraordinary potential which can be developed for future library services.
The Maximising Te Puna Value programme
Kim Gutchlag and Jenny McDonald - The MTPV programme
Kim Gutchlag, Manager Collection Description, and Jenny McDonald, Manager Collaborative Services, describe the various parts of the programme of work ahead for improving the Te Puna service.
Wayne Woodfield - Maximising Value from the Te Puna partnership
Wayne Woodfield, Principal Consultant, Equinox Limited, looks at the Te Puna business model, systems and workflows, and suggests improvements that might be made which would maximise the benefits for partner libraries
David Reid - Interloan trends
David Reid, Senior Application Support, Department of Internal Affairs, discusses interloan. There is significant interloan traffic in New Zealand, the bulk of which occurs across Te Puna Interloan, although request and supply rates are down from historical highs. To meet future needs, Te Puna Interloan needs to offer additional services, which may include gateway operations to commercial suppliers so that the interloan world becomes one of many interconnected hubs.
David Reid - VDX upgrade
David Reid shows what interloan Librarians may expect with the upgraded Te Puna Interloan software.
A range of senior interloan librarians talk about what is happening in their libraries. Of particular interest is the enlarged Auckland Council Libraries with its implications for interloan.
Other interloan resources
Results from the interloan workflow workshop and ‘hot interloan topics’ circuit held at the Forum.
Workflows exercise results: Paper (pdf)
Hot topics: Paper (pdf)
Janess Stewart and Charlotte Stretton - Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records; Chris Todd - Pride and Prejudice meets RDA
Cataloguing team leaders at the National Library talk about a FRBR and RDA future.