Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, March

Automating Library Processes: Achieving Success with Self Service Loans and Returns
Libraries may be experiencing rapid growth in circulation without the commensurate increase in staff. As the workload increases, so does the incidence of work related injury associated with repetitive tasks. Service oriented programs become harder...
Decimating Dewey: Introducing a Bookshop Arrangement for Shelving the Nonfiction Collection
The main areas of interest to borrowers in a suburban public library service centre on the domestic and the personal: their health, their homes, their holidays, their money and their leisure. While Dewey is a satisfactory method of linking a catalogue...
Giving Indigenous Knowledge: The Akaltye Antheme Collection, Alice Springs Public Library
The Akaltye Antheme (Giving Knowledge) collection of the Alice Springs Public Library in Central Australia is an Indigenous local knowledge collection established in 2002. It aims to provide resources relevant to the interests and English language...
Integrating Public Libraries and Council Customer Service Centres: The South Taranaki Library Plus Experience
Integrating public libraries and service council centres can be contentious. When a council has a main office, seven libraries and four service centres serving a population of only 28,000 people in a large area it also has major service and cost implications....
Reader Development in the UK: An Australian Perspective
A report of a Margery C Ramsey Scholarship study tour of reader development in UK public libraries. It is concluded that reading has a much higher profile in the UK than in Australia, and that it is time for Australian public libraries to strengthen...
Strategic Procurement of Public Library Collections
Outsourcing of technical services' functions such as cataloguing and processing is becoming more commonplace in libraries across Australia. Strategic procurement adds further value to the whole process of outsourcing the purchase of goods and services....
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