Public libraries

Guide

26 Nov 2018

This guide is designed to support public library staff across the United Kingdom to develop and enhance how libraries approach the topic of privacy and play a leading role in advancing the privacy of library users.

Briefing paper

2 Oct 2018

This policy brief includes how the Tribal Connect Act addresses the shortcomings of the E-Rate program for tribal libraries, success stories like MRG, and takeaways for decision makers.

Dataset

ARC LP160100387
29 Aug 2018

The Focused International Study shows comparative availability and terms for those same books across a single platform in Australia, the US, Canada, the UK and New Zealand, providing new insights into international similarities and differences.

Dataset

ARC LP160100387
29 Aug 2018

The Large-scale International Study shows comparative availability and terms for a much larger sample of almost 100,000 books across those same five jurisdictions.

Guide

A practical guide for librarians
27 Aug 2018

Libraries play a key role in facilitating access to reading material for people who are blind or visually impaired. This guide was conceived to enable staff in libraries of all types to take practical steps to start using the Marrakesh Treaty, and to make full...

Policy report

27 Aug 2018

In order to explain the concept of copyright literacy, its importance within the broader work of libraries and to make recommendations to key stakeholders, IFLA has published this statement on copyright education and copyright literacy.

Dataset

ARC LP160100387
25 Aug 2018

The Focused Australian Study shows availability and terms of access for a sample of 546 books across the five main Australian library ebook aggregators (Overdrive, James Bennett, Wheelers, Bibliotheca and Bolinda).

This case study provides an overall snapshot of the competitive playing field in...

Essay

12 Aug 2018

This paper explores how libraries are working to provide safe spaces for youth. In doing so, they offer useful lessons on how to overcome the challenges associated with working with a diverse group with particular needs.

Discussion paper

25 Jul 2018

This discussion paper identifies the major library policies, systems and staff activities that will be affected by changes to the copyright duration provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), due to come into effect on 1 January 2019.

Survey

21 Jun 2018

This report provides an overview of how US public libraries communicate to their users and the broader community. Results confirm that libraries do a lot with limited resources, there’s a focus on social media, and that efforts successfully increase community awareness about the library.

Report

How 10 years of funding has helped libraries transform thousands of lives
20 Jun 2018

In this American Dream Literacy Initiative 10-year retrospective report, you'll learn more about how this grant has helped nearly 200 libraries across the United States enhance their services for adult learners.

Journal article

21 Mar 2018

This article explores how Inter-Library Loans (ILLs) developed, problems with the current ILL ecosystem, and changes that can make ILL centered on users’ needs and processes rather than backend library systems.

Journal article

7 Mar 2018

This paper, written from the perspective of a school, public, and academic librarian, discusses why school librarians are essential - not only for the K-12 students, but for information professionals and users of information everywhere.

Report

26 Feb 2018

This report examines the perspectives of both providers and users of library services from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom to decode the value of online library spaces and digital services from the users’ perspective while noting their behaviour and preferences as they...

Strategy

A new chapter for our public library system
20 Feb 2018

The WA Public Libraries Strategy is the result of extensive research undertaken and presented in the Public Library Working Group background paper . As well as that, WALGA’s Vision 2025 also identified the need for such a strategic approach to public library development. The context...

Report

30 Jan 2018

This report outlines how Australian libraries are supporting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, including a number of case studies from NSLA libraries.

Report

15 Dec 2017

This report has been prepared to deepen insights and provide examples of the impact of globalisation, as well as technological and societal trends on the library field.

Discussion paper

7 Dec 2017

This paper outlines the current strategic landscape, including the issues and challenges, drawing together key research to date into a consolidated document to facilitate the shaping of the policy reform and investment agenda for government across the identified drivers for change.

Statistics

Report

4 Dec 2017

The Australian Public Libraries Statistical Report is an annual NSLA project that identifies and measures the usage and activities of Australia's public library services and the services they offer.

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report contains useful data and compelling case studies from every state and territory, from public, school, special, academic and state libraries. It provides a colourful resource which libraries can use to explain how they are driving digital transformation in library management, collections, programs and...

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