Collection management

NARROWER TERMS
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

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.
Report

Maple leaves: discovering Canada through the published record

The Canadian contribution to literature, music, film, and other forms of creative expression is rich and deep. Using WorldCat, the world’s largest and most comprehensive aggregation of data describing global library holdings, this report explores the contours of this contribution, as it is manifested in...
Report

Digital Transformations for UK public libraries: five approaches to a ‘single digital presence’

This report considers the rationale for how digital transformation could support for public libraries in the United Kingdom. It forms the next phase in a sequence of reports and roundtable conversations about how the idea of a “single digital presence” (a term coined by William...
Briefing paper

What’s a collection anyway?

This paper argues that there is still a need for developing cohesive strategies within individual libraries to ensure that they are investing in resources - whether they are owned, licensed, streamed, shared, or borrowed in a systematic manner, balancing user needs with their stewardship role.
Report

Management of the national collections

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the National Gallery of Australia and the Australian War Memorial have implemented effective collections management practices.
Briefing paper

Red light, green light: aligning the library to support licensing

Prices for certain scholarly resources continue to outpace budget increases, and librarians do not feel in control of budgets and pricing. What if libraries found ways to bring together the whole library behind the objective of stabilizing or reducing what they pay?