Report

New frontiers of digital access

This research report explores the development and delivery of Virtual Reading Rooms (VRRs) and Virtual Teaching Spaces (VTSs) amongst archives, special collections and museums.
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Report of the Functional and Efficiency Review of the National Archives of Australia

The Federal Attorney-General commissioned this review of the National Archives of Australia to ensure that the institution can undertake its important role to protect, preserve and use Commonwealth information in the digital age.
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Total cost of stewardship: responsible collection building in archives and special collections

This OCLC research report is a collection of resources designed to support archives and special collections in making informed, shared collection building decisions; bring together collection management and collection development considerations; and support communication between colleagues in curatorial, administrative, and technical services roles.
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Preserve, strengthen and renew in community project report

This report synthesises the main research findings that emerged from the Preserve, Strengthen and Renew in Community (PSR) project.
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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.
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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.
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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.