Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

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Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, March

As the Book Changes Form the Library Must Champion Its Own Power Base: Readers
Reports of the death of reading are premature because readers are resilient and innovative. Librarians must therefore encourage experimentation in reading. They need to cleave to the needs and wants of readers and continue to study their reading habits,...
Best Sellers: Readers Advisory at the Core of Public Libraries and 'First to the Fringe'
Since 2008 Manukau Libraries readers advisory training program (2) has been intrinsic to enabling frontline staff to rethink and improve services. However far from representing a simplistic model of operational instruction Best Sellers is predicated...
Innovation at DOK: Holland's Library Concept Centre and Home of the Shanachies
A description of one of the world's most innovative libraries, which aims to be the most advanced public library in the world using creativity, technical innovation and scientific understanding. The library also has a commitment to sharing ideas within...
Is This the Best Smaller City Public Library in the World?
The province of South Australia was officially settled by Europeans in 1836. If there was one overriding characteristic of the state which developed from that province, it was that it was a city-state, being likened in 1898 by British Fabian socialists...
Making a Difference: The Western Australian Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program
'Better Beginnings' commenced in Western Australia as' an integrated program of early literacy support for parents involving early years, community, health and library services. Its success and the longitudinal study of it indicate that it should be...
Public Libraries and Change: A Perspective from Victoria
A review of technological and social trends' in Victoria and the implications for public libraries; the vision of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Public Libraries and how it seeks to cope with these technological and social trends," the thinking...
Where Angels Fear to Tread: A Nonlibrarian's View of the Sustainability of Rural Libraries
Penny Amberg Cultural Services Coordinator Bega Valley Shire NSW Small rural libraries face an increasing range of challenges with often fixed or even reducing resources. Being sustainable might mean just surviving--let alone adopting new technologies,...
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