Attorney General's Department turns new leaf on old library system

Will move to a web-based, hosted library management system

The Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) is to replace its Library Management System with a web-based, hosted system.

The project, which will also see a significant data migration component, will provide for future expansion of the library collections and allow for future technological change.

The AGD’s main departmental library, the Lionel Murphy Library, is located in Barton, ACT and carries some 29,000 bibliographic records and 780 serial titles. The library provides a collection of law and law related materials.

Its secondary library, the Australian Emergency Management Library, is located in Mt Macedon, Victoria and carries 38,000 bibliographic records and 340 serial titles.

The library provides remote reference and information services to emergency services, government departments, education, private sector and volunteers.

The new solution will provide the AGD with independent access to each library via an online web browser, the ability to search across both libraries, and the ability to cut and paste date from the system into common office applications.

It will also be used to manage electronic, print and other materials and have the capacity to support separate library collection databases with separate authority files and Online Public Access Catalogue or portal facilities. It will also include a reference request management system.

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