Library surveys

A snapshot of eLending in public libraries

This document presents the results of a survey undertaken by the Australian Library and Information Association Book Industry and eLending Advisory Committee. The survey provides a snapshot of the situation at the end of 2019. The top five 'asks' from respondents were a wider range of ebook content, better lending model conditions, improved cost per use, improved timeliness of release to libraries and improved reporting. While 83% were satisfied or very satisfied with the choice of ebooks, 91% were less than satisfied or not satisfied by the licensing conditions and costs.

ALIA TAFE library survey 2019

There are 246 TAFE libraries in Australia, supporting VET students in every State and Territory. At the beginning of 2019, ALIA's Vocational Education and Training Libraries Advisory Committee (VLAC), chaired by Brenda Burr, sought feedback about how changes in structure and funding have affected TAFE libraries and the library and information professionals who run them.

The school library workforce in Australia

ALIA 2016 National Conference, 29 August-2 September 2016, Adelaide: Engage, Create, Lead
[Peer reviewed] This paper engages with the issue, raised by Lonsdale in 2003, of a lack of data regarding national staffing trends in Australian school libraries. The authors review the literature available, including general census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, library sector-specific information, and data from the education sector (including school libraries). Particular focus is given to the Staff in Australian Schools survey, as well as its limitations. 

The census of Australian health libraries and health librarians working outside the traditional library setting: the final report of the 2012 Anne Harrison Award Project. Conducted between October 2014-February 2015

Health Libraries Australia (HLA) has provided significant support to The Census of Australian Health Libraries and Health Librarians Working Outside the Traditional Library Setting in order to gain comprehensive insights into the nature, scale and composition of Australian LIS and its workforce. This overview examines what was known about the demographics of the Australian health library sector prior to carrying out the project.

The need for interlibrary lending in an ebook environment

The ALIA Interlibrary Lending Advisory Committee carried out research to find out if interlibrary lending and document delivery would still be important in the ebook world. This report highlights the findings and the information generated will help inform the work of the Advisory Committee. It will be of great value in discussions with library vendors, publishers, authors, government and other stakeholders.

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