Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

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Articles from Vol. 16, No. 4, December

[Check] [Check] [Check] Creating Policies for Results: From Chaos to Clarity
by Sandra Nelson and June Garcia Chicago American Library Association 2003 288pp US$50.00 Sandra Nelson is a library consultant, speaker, trainer and writer specialising in US public library planning and management issues. She has worked in both...
Hennen's American Public Library Ratings 2003
The HAPLR Web site was re-opened with new data today announced Thomas J. Hennen Jr., its author. HAPLR 2003 is featured in the October 2003 issue of American Libraries magazine, a publication of the American Libraries Association. Previous editions...
Libraries in the Online Environment ... a Worthwhile Report?
The Senate of the Australian Parliament tends to attract strong suggestions of irrelevance and redundancy when the national government--of whichever political complexion--finds its legislative program questioned, slowed and even rejected by it. Thus...
Press Release
Yarra Plenty Regional Library Commences 12-Month PDA eBook Trial Once again at the forefront of new technology, Yarra Plenty Library announced today, the trial of loaning ebooks to library users with PDA's. Using the eBook lending library at Yarra...
Rethinking Public Library Websites
A survey of Australian public library websites reveals that few libraries have gone beyond establishing websites that provide information about their static library resources and services. Few attempts have been made to deliver a high level of interactive...
Vibrant Places-People Spaces: A Vision for Camden Council Library Service 2010
The Camden Library Service services a population of about 50,000 growing at 8 per cent pa, in an area of 208 sq kms 70 kilometres southwest of Sydney. Nearly 60 per cent of the population are library members. To ensure that the library service contributes...
What Public Libraries Can Learn from Superbookstores
Superbookstores have devoted much time and money identifying how to entice people into them, and in helping them to select and buy books. Public libraries should retain their focus as people places, building collections and social capital, matching...
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