Libraries

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Public libraries
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Report

Open content activities in libraries: same direction, different trajectories

This report synthesises findings from the 2018-19 Global Council survey on current and future planned open content activities for a global cohort of research and university libraries.
Report

Mapping the current landscape of research library engagement with emerging technologies in research and learning: executive summary

This report is an executive summary of secondary resources and discussions with research library leaders on their organisations’ adoption of emerging technologies.
Report

Driven by demand: public library perspectives on the elending market

This report presents findings from a national survey of Australian public libraries exploring how libraries decide which ebooks to purchase. It reports on data about the goals libraries have in building ebook collections, and how they manage and balance those goals against constraints they face.
Guide

Call to action: public libraries and the opioid crisis

As the impact of the opioid epidemic is felt in communities across the U.S., public libraries are engaging in community responses. For many libraries, however, the new and urgent demand created by this public health crisis is paired with uncertainty on how best to address...
Journal article

No holds barred: policing and security in the public library

In this article, the author asserts that if libraries are to be safe places for patrons of all backgrounds, library workers in general must incorporate insights from other disciplines into their practice and begin to meaningfully address the complicated roles of police and security guards...
Position paper

Responsible operations: data science, machine learning, and AI in libraries

This paper presents an interdependent set of technical, organisational, and social challenges to be addressed en route to library operationalisation of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI).
Video

Wikipedia and open access panel

Much knowledge has always been locked away, throughout history. It’s inaccessible — or expensive to access — for all but a privileged few. Two Internet-era social movements have sought to change that: Wikipedia, which invites any and all to participate in constructing a comprehensive encyclopedia...
Report

Council libraries

This audit assessed whether councils achieve value for money from their library services, including how well selected library services plan, monitor and review their services to find service efficiencies and meet community needs. It also examined whether funding and investments into statewide library initiatives are...
Discussion paper

Discussion paper on the draft stretch targets for Australian libraries 2020-2030

In September 2019, library leaders and other guests gathered at ALIA House in Canberra to debate stretch targets for the sector as part of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This discussion paper outlines a draft set of stretch targets as the foundation for...
Case study

Public libraries respond to the opioid crisis with their communities: case studies

This report includes eight research-based case studies highlighting varying opioid response efforts across eight locations in the US.