Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

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Articles from Vol. 12, No. 4, December

A Public Libraries Costings Pilot Study in Nsw
In 1996-97 a NSW library development grant permitted a two year pilot study by fourteen country library services in the state's northeast to establish labour costs, program costs, adding to the collection costs and public service activities costs....
How Far Have We Come. How Far Can We Go?
How far have we come.... How far can we go? Alia Public Libraries National Conference Perth, Western Australia 14 - 17 November 1999 Papers Perth, Promalco Conventions Pty Ltd 1999 263pp (available from Auslib Press PO Box 622 Blackwood SA 5051 $40.00...
Local Studies in Australian Public Libraries: Progress and Potential
Alan Bundy University Librarian University of South Australia Three hundred and seven of Australia's 534 public library services claim to have a local studies collection. Particularly since the 1970s, some of these services have made outstanding...
Public Libraries and Political Ideologies
Libraries have progressed inexorably through all the political changes that have shaped the 20th century. Whatever the political leadership some aspect of the library ethos has fitted into all political paradigms. Neither the Left nor the Right have...
The Role of Research in Professional Practice: With Reference to the Assessment of the Information and Library Needs of Older People
Research can play a very constructive role in professional practice. The reasons why research is important are discussed and examples given of research which has been undertaken by the author to assess the library and information needs of older people--a...
Training in the Electronic Environment: Designing Courses for Your Clientele
In 1995 Mornington Peninsula Libraries were the first in Victoria to offer public internet access. After conducting electronic training courses for users through Infosentials, the libraries decided to plan and conduct their own programs. This was found...
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