Libraries

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Public libraries
Report

Making a difference: libraries, lockdown and looking ahead

This report assesses the impact of public library services since the introduction of lockdown restrictions. The findings show that some 15 million adults in the UK used public library services in the period between March and June 2020. The positive impact of engaging with library...
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Modern interlibrary loan practices: moving beyond the CONTU guidelines

The purpose of this white paper is to provide background and guidance to Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries in the United States that wish to reconsider interlibrary loan (ILL) policies and practices concerning the Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU)...
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Social interoperability in research support: cross-campus partnerships and the university research enterprise

This report defines social interoperability and describes the network of campus units involved in major areas of university research support services. It concludes by offering recommendations for cultivating successful cross-campus relationships.
Fact sheet

A snapshot of eLending in public libraries

This document presents the results of a survey undertaken by the Australian Library and Information Association Book Industry and eLending Advisory Committee.
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COVID-19 and Australian public libraries: interim report 30 April

ALIA, with input from the Australian Public Library Alliance, has been monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on Australian public libraries since early March. This report summarises the feedback from 225 of the 400 library services (in total covering 1500 locations) nationally, including several joint use...
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2019: A year in libraries

This report provides a snapshot of the ways libraries have supported industry, health, education, communications and the arts at a national level during 2019, including celebrating the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages and the Australian Year of the Public Domain.
Position paper

GLAM Peak and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals

This document presents the set of GLAM Peak Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) priorities confirmed at the meeting of GLAM Peak on 28 July 2020. The agreed document will be used to inform the thinking of institutions and other stakeholders about the SDG.
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Machine learning and libraries: a report on the state of the field

This report expertly frames machine learning and both its possibilities and its challenges. After defining machine learning and distinguishing it from the broader category of artificial intelligence (AI), the author describes the history of the use of these technologies in libraries and explores various approaches.
Position paper

Archives and special collections linked data: navigating between notes and nodes

Libraries are in a state of moving from experimentation to production with linked data, and it is vitally important that the needs for descriptions of special collections materials are not left behind at this critical moment. This document helps to outline some of the challenges...
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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.