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Libraries

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Public libraries
Guide

Media literacy in the library: a guide for library practitioners

As information providers and hubs for lifelong learning, libraries have always been resources for helping communities develop media literacy skills. This guide offers resources and ideas to plan programs and activities to teach media literacy skills to adults.
Report

Management of the national collections — follow-on

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the National Library of Australia and National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) have implemented effective collection management practices.
Report

NSW public libraries: the COVID-19 response

Public libraries in NSW adapted and innovated in response to the challenges that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. This report describes how libraries initially adapted to balance continuity of service with community safety, and gives examples of the nimble responses that many libraries exhibited...
Report

Academic library strategy and budgeting during the COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ithaka S+R surveyed library directors nationally to examine the strategic changes libraries have made to continue operating. The responses indicated that as traditional forms of instruction continue to be disrupted, and with their budgets facing ongoing headwinds, library leaders...
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...
Report

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)...
Report

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.
Report

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...