Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

This publication provides national news in the field of library and information science.

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 3, September

Beyond Four Walls: Adult Literacy Services in Queensland Public Libraries
Fifteen years on from the 1988 International Literacy Year many public libraries in Queensland have come a long way in the level and depth of adult literacy services they provide. Many library services offer programs that 'work in the context of people's...
Global and Local Support Dimensions for Emerging Community Languages
Changing immigration patterns and increasing migration from Africa provide Australian public libraries with new challenges in providing equitable library services. Trends in the development of electronic multicultural library services indicate the...
More on Building Futures
In 2003 the UK's Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (Cabe) and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council published Better public libraries, as the latest in the swag of UK public library reports. It features several of the best...
Online Data Usage in Victorian Public Libraries: An Empirical Analysis
This paper investigates what drives online data use in 60 public library and council sites across Victoria. Simple measures such as hours of opening, the number of terminals and connection capacity are not sufficient to account for the variations in...
Public Libraries in Learning Communities
A 2003 study tour of public libraries in the UK and Canada showed that their involvement in learning communities depended on the location of the library in the council structure, the size of the community, the overall vision of the council, networking...
User Satisfaction Surveys
The design of a user satisfaction survey instrument and methodology is determined by the objective of the survey, the users' characteristics and the resources available. These three inputs will inform decisions about the survey options. The option...
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