Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

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Articles from Vol. 14, No. 3, September

A Digital Reference Library Emerges at Stanton Library
This case study traces the development and stages in the emergence of a public digital reference library. The lessons learned along the way make an interesting story of utility to all libraries beginning this journey or already midway down the track...
Are You Doing Your Homework ... on Homework Clubs?
Not many Australian and, I suspect, New Zealand public libraries yet provide homework clubs. It is certainly not an aspect of public library provision which has been researched and quantified in either country. From the Centre for Information Research...
Blueprint for a Networked Future
The EARL Consortium is undertaking a crucial survey of the future requirements of networking in public libraries with the aim of creating a new model for advocacy. By the mid-nineties, Internet access was beginning to make an impact in the UK. Higher...
Development Strategies for Library Collections in a Digital Environment
Collection development strategies are often overlooked by library managers or are written as limited documents replete with statistics, rarely making reference to digital information. A collection development strategy can provide the librarian with...
From the Others ... Public Library Publications
Are Libraries (and Librarians) Kaput? 3 Ethel E. Himmel William J. Wilson Public, academic, and special libraries--and librarians--and their future are discussed. Public libraries, as vibrant community services and...
Log on to a New World at the Local Library
LIVING as I do in a town without a decent bookshop (don't get me started on the coffee shops) I've recently reacquainted myself with the local lending library. The last time I was a regular visitor to a library was back in the card index days. The...
People Places: Public Library Buildings for the New Millennium
Outlines trends which are affecting use and perception of public library buildings. Drawing upon recent experience in New South Wales, described are planning and design issues which need to be addressed to help ensure that public library buildings...
The Economic Value of Public Libraries
The outcomes of a Loughborough University UK project `The economic value of public libraries' are described. Economic concepts and their relevance to public libraries are considered, together with approaches to measuring value. A number of models demonstrating...
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