Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

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Articles from Vol. 24, No. 3, September

Ar U Feeling Appy? Augmented Reality, Apps and Mobile Access to Local Studies Information
Apps, mobile access and augmented reality can present different ways for people to find out about local studies related information whether they are in the library, or at an historical site. This paper discusses what mobile discovery tools are available...
Continuous Improvement: National Standards and Guidelines for Australia's Public Libraries
There has been significant progress by individual Australian states in developing criteria for the delivery and improvement of their public library services. Queensland has a suite of standards and guidelines, with a rolling cycle of updates. New South...
Digital Technologies Can Unite but Also Divide: Cald Communities in the Digital Age
In the community there is a number of groups, including ageing Cald Australians, newly arrived refugees and skilled migrants with medium level English language literacy, all of which are at risk of being excluded by new technologies that require either,...
Essential Connections: Public Libraries and Schools
There are only two library sectors of which it can be said with certainty everyone will experience during their lifetime--public libraries and school libraries. Their complementary roles require mutual awareness, understandings and partnerships which...
MyLanguage: State and Territory Public Libraries Collaborating for a Multicultural Australia in the Digital Age
MyLanguage is a project of seven state and territory library services commenced in 2004. The consortium has a commitment to expanding the possibilities of electronic multicultural library services. An early focus for the project was aggregated nonEnglish...
Public Libraries Serving Multicultural Communities across Australia: Best Practice Examples
Libraries across Australia have a long and excellent record of service to multicultural communities. This continues into the 21st century in meeting increasingly diverse community need and the demands of an evolving digital society. Showcased are best...
Vending Machine Collection Dispensers in Libraries
Several Australian local governments have expressed interest in using vending machines to extend access to library materials. There has been one successful Australian use of a vending machine, but their cost, usual dependence on RFID technology and...
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