Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

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Articles from Vol. 11, No. 4, December

Creating the Future Public Library: A Children's Forum
Five young speakers were selected from a South Australian statewide competition in which entrants were asked to present a short speech defining their ideal library and pose a question for a panel of representative library service providers to address....
Friends of Australian Public Libraries in 1998
An August 1998 survey of Friends of the Library (Fol) groups mailed to the 535 large and small Australian public library services received a 38 per cent response. Seventy five respondents had a group, of which 52 were active. Seven were establishing...
Joint Use Libraries in Australia: Practitioner Perspectives
In the context of continuing interest in, and development of joint use in Australia six joint use library managers of different types of libraries review their operations and issues they face. The libraries represented are rural school community libraries;...
Reference Serials Project at Liverpool City Library: From 'Just in Case' to 'Just in Time'
Staff observation suggested that the reference serials at Liverpool City Library in NSW were underutilised. Patrons were surveyed for two two month periods in 1997 and actual use was also counted. Staff suggestions were simultaneously encouraged. The...
Victorian Public Libraries: Facing the Future
Victorian public libraries have undergone major changes since the state's local government sector was restructured in 1993 - 1995, including being the first in the world to be exposed to compulsory competitive tendering. This paper looks at the overall...
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