Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, June

Branches on Wheels: Innovations in Public Library Mobile Services
Mobile libraries remain a critical mode of library service to rural and remote people in countries such as Australia and New Zealand. During the last decade they have been transformed, largely though the effective use of technology and good design,...
Colocated Rural Public Libraries: Partnerships for Progress
Some small rural communities in Queensland, as in other parts of the world, are experiencing population stagnation, decline or changes and facing economic and viability issues because of bank, medical practice, retail, agency, and school cuts or closures....
Public Libraries in Shopping Centres: Retail Therapy or Social Inclusion?
Worldwide an increasing number of public libraries are being located in, or close to, shopping centres in recognition of the very large numbers of people which good libraries attract, the mutual benefit to retailers and libraries of colocation, and...
The Parklands Boutique Library Christchurch
Creating and delivering a public library service for the 21st century is challenging. Being able to accommodate with style new technologies, public meeting space, a learning centre, spaces for collections, time zones and a cafe in a 450sq metre building...
Wireless Solutions for Public Libraries
Wireless access to library networks provides' opportunities for the use of notebooks and PDAs to access library information and the internet. With the ability to provide wireless high speed internet access public libraries can provide their users with...
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