Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

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Articles from Vol. 24, No. 4, December

A Practical Partnership: Library, Museum and Family History Society Cooperation in Camden NSW
Camden Council Library Service, Camden Museum operated by Camden Historical Society and Camden Area Family History Society are colocated in the centre of the historic town of Camden on the semirural fringe of Sydney. These three organisations work...
Connecting Our Past with Our Future: A New Gateway to Maitland's History and Heritage
The Maitland local studies strategy was developed as a result of a city wide strategic review undertaken by Maitland City Library which highlighted the importance of fostering management of Maitland's local history and heritage resources. The strategy...
Ebooks and Beyond: Update on a Survey of Library Users
In April 2010 a survey was sent electronically to 40,000 members of Sunshine Coast Libraries to ascertain their use of ebooks and eAudiobooks. This was followed in April 2011 by a survey to identify changes in the electronic behavior and expectations...
Library and Cultural Service Convergence: A Case Study of the City of Wanneroo, Western Australia
Library and cultural service convergence is an increasingly frequent response by local governments to external pressures, especially changes in technology, user expectations, and the availability of finance. (1) Convergence is also a purposeful and...
Nowhere to Go and Nothing to Do: How Public Libraries Mitigate the Impacts of Parental Work and Urban Planning on Young People
This paper provides the findings of research in ten communities across four Australian states exploring how adults and adolescents experience work, home and community, and examines two best practice public libraries which have explicitly considered...
Six Reasons Why Public Libraries Should Be the First Stop on the Australian National Broadband Network's Roll Out
As the National Broadband Network (NBN) arrives in first release sites across Australia, it brings high expectations of the world leading investment of $40 billion. It also carries heavy political baggage. If the Australian government wants to show...
Strong Foundations on Shaky Ground: The Upper Riccarton School/Public Library, New Zealand
The Upper Riccarton School and Community Library was purpose built by the Christchurch city council in partnership with Riccarton High School, to serve the local multicultural urban community of 30,000 and the 1100 school populations as an integrated...
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