DescribeNZ

a website for all New Zealand cataloguers

Contributing to the NUC

The NUC supports New Zealand libraries -A primary goal of the National Union Catalogue is to encourage and support resource sharing amongst New Zealand libraries. 

It does this through making a large pool of bibliographic data available for libraries to reuse in their own catalogue and by providing holdings information for New Zealand libraries to share resource through the interloan system.  Libraries keep the NUC up to date by contributing their catalogue records and holdings to the National Union Catalogue. These are transferred to WorldCat every working day of the week.

Quicklinks Te Puna Services

 

How to contribute to the NUC -Libraries can find out how to contribute bibliographic records and holdings information to the National Union Catalogue through Te Puna Services.

Bibliographic and holdings records are maintained and updated in the National Union Catalogue (NUC) by using different cataloguing workflows and batchloading methods.

Authority records are created by the National Library of New Zealand. To request a new authority record send an email to Data review data.review@natlib.govt.nz

 

Cataloguing Workflows -On the NUC cataloguers can create or reuse existing bibliographic records for their own catalogues. There are two cataloguing services for cataloguers to use for original and copy cataloguing - Te Puna Cataloguing Client and Te Puna Webcat.

 

On WorldCat New Zealand cataloguers can create or reuse existing bibliographic records for their own catalogues. There are three cataloguing services for cataloguers to use for original and copy cataloguing - Connexion Browser - Connexion Client and CatExpress.

 

A set of four workflows describe National Library and OCLC cataloguing services illustrate the situation to search, create or reuse a bibliographic record and add a new holdings record.

 

a.  Using Webcat including Z39.50 to WorldCat 

b.  Using Te Puna Client including Z39.50 to WorldCat 

c.  Using OCLC Cataloguing Services 

d.  Cataloguing on local catalogue

Batchloading

OSMOSIS is a process whereby new, edited and deleted holdings can be identified in a library catalogue and the information updated on the NUC.

 

a. The OSMOSIS Service

 

b. NUC Batchloading Service