The library and information agenda 2016

Creator
Australian Library and Information Association
Description

This document summarises how people who work in the library and information field want the government to engage with library and information services to enable Australians to be well-informed, literate and ready for future economic and technological challenges.
 
POLICY
 
1. A national framework for digital access to cultural collections
2. Improved access to data and scholarly information through the development and trial of open access models for government-funded research
3. Halt to government library closures and greater recognition of the role of library and information professionals in evidence-based decision-making
4. Greater recognition of the important part libraries can play in literacy and learning 
5. Quality library services for tertiary students enrolled in universities, TAFEs and private RTOs
6. Qualified library staff employed in every school library
 
LEGISLATION
 
7. Copyright law reform and the introduction of fair use
 
FUNDING
 
8. Further investment in digitisation and the Trove platform
9. Resourcing for public libraries to assist citizens through government’s digital transformation
10. Funding for library buildings as a vital element of Australia’s knowledge infrastructure.
 

Publisher
Deakin, ACT: Australian Library and Information Association
Date
2016
Type
Format
Language
en
Coverage
Australia