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Working together: the importance of collaboration between TAFE library and TAFE teachers

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation looks at how funding cuts to TAFE colleges have impacted on all areas of teaching and learning. College libraries have not escaped the axe, but nevertheless still provide important spaces and resources for teachers and students.

Mobile apps @ the library

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference paper presents the extraordinary collections of National, State and Territory libraries across Australia and New Zealand are being made available in unprecedented ways to commemorate the First World War. The broad appeal, accessibility and sheer volume of this material has resulted in a level of community engagement unimaginable ten years ago.

Maker space @ the edge

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger 
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the paper and will provide an overview of The Edge as a maker space within the State Library of Queensland, and how maker spaces can support innovation in tough times.
 
The Edge, established at The State Library of Queensland in 2010, focuses on creation rather than collection, participation instead of preservation and collaboration over curation.
 
 

The British Library in a globalised world

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
During this conference presentation, Roly Keating considers the role of the British Library as a national library on the international stage. 
He reflects on the changing nature of the Library’s services as it adapts to the evolving needs of its users, both at home and abroad.  A number of innovative partnerships have been developed, particularly to enable parts of the Library’s collection to be shared online, drawing in new audiences. 
 

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