DataNZ has extensive experience in library cataloguing and other bibliographic services.

We can retro-convert card catalogues to MARC21 using a framework in an XML environment. This framework was developed by the US Library of Congress and is available at http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/. The content of data elements in MARC records is defined by standards such as AACR (Anglo American Cataloguing rules), ISBD(G): General International Standard Bibliographic Description and others.

Apart from MARC, we can convert to Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) which is a schema for a bibliographic element set that may be used for a variety of purposes, and particularly for library applications.

We also have the expertise in EAD (Encoding of Archival Descriptions) – a standard for describing collections held by archives and special collections, similar to the MARC standards for describing regular books. Such a standard enables museums, libraries, and manuscript repositories to list and describe their holdings in a manner that would be machine-readable and therefore easy to search, maintain, exchange.

We have also developed complex metadata coding and capture software for catalogue conversions.

Testimonials

We at Landcare Research are highly impressed with the work of DataNZ. Their quality, turnaround and price are excellent. We gladly endorse their services to anyone.
Greg Comfort, Manager, Manaaki Whenua (Landcare Research) Press, Lincoln.

Your people doing the mark-up do a great job with pretty difficult material

John Laurie, Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Auckland

Just as in previous years, this is absolutely great – thank you and your team very much! We do spot checks for our statistical purposes as we work with the data you provide, and continue to be delighted by the 100% accuracy of everything checked.

David Fougere, Managing Director, Phoenix Research, Auckland

DataNZ have been very helpful in realising this major new online resource (Web-enabling the Fletcher Index of Māori names) for the Library. The service we received was excellent and we are very happy with their work.

Kathryn Parsons, New Zealand Collection Librarian, University of Waikato Library, Hamilton

The service we’ve received from DataNZ has been first rate and we’d recommend them to anyone undertaking any digitization project, large or small. Their quality, price, and customer service have been excellent in all our dealings with them.

Stefan Boddie, Manager, DL Consulting Ltd., Hamilton

Fast, reliable & affordable services

Please contact us with any questions, or send us a sample of your eBook requirements for a free, no-obligation sample and quote. We are happy to provide recent examples of contracts / work executed and testimonials.