Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services

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

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 3, September

Calculating the Benefits from Public Library Services
Dr Glen Holt, Executive Director of the St Louis Public Library, St Louis, Missouri, visited the State Library of NSW in September 1998. Dr Holt reported on the findings of a cost benefit analysis carried out over a three year period in the St Louis...
Co-Operation Urged by Report
"The concept of a learning society, central to Government policy, will not succeed without the cooperation of library and information services from all sectors." This is the firm conclusion of the latest paper in the Issues in Focus series, published...
Expanding Library Service beyond the Walls
Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation in Victoria has made internet service development a priority. The internet has not just been about access for the Corporation. It is seen as an extension of traditional, print based information services, but in a...
Firms Open a New Chapter at Work
A HAPPY worker is a well-read worker, Britain's leading companies have concluded. Marks & Spencer, Boots and Ford are to create reading hours in an attempt to keep staff intellectually stimulated and more innovative. Workers will be given a...
Here's an Idea to Check Out
Taking children to the supermarket can be more educational than you think. Sixteen children from a reception class at Sir Frank Whittle School Coventry, sat on a mat facing two stacks of tins. To the left was "sparkling" cola ("test the zest"),...
Now for the Hard Part: End User Education
The information needs of end users are increasing and are becoming more complex. The plethora of resources and the resultant data smog create a challenge for knowledge navigators. As libraries commit increasing resources to a digital environment they...
Obituary
Obituary Colin Stanley Watson Victorian public librarian Born 18 October 1927 Nyah West Victoria Died 6 August 1999 Melbourne Aged 71 It was said of Colin Watson `A man with his head in the air and his feet placed firmly on the ground'. For...
Public Library Circulation Increases as Spending Increases
CONTINUING A THREE-YEAR UPSWING, THE LATEST CIRC STATS SHOW A 5% INCREASE In 1997, the Index of American Public Library Circulation was 116, a 5% increase from the 1996 circulation index of 110. The index of expenditures rose 7% from 138 in 1996...
Resource Sharing: Case Study of a New Joint Use Library in South Australia
The Berri Library and Information Centre opened in January 1999 as a joint use library between a local authority, a Tafe campus and a high school Described from a Tale perspective are the aims of the library, unexpected problems and perceived advantages...
Rethinking Library Information Services for the Digital Era
The most essential element in library information services is having the right people in the right place at the right time. To aid this process libraries must rethink not just the value of individual positions within a service but the whole structure...
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