Libraries

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Public libraries
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...
Report

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.
Report

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...
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...