Online information services

ALIA Library

Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? [slides]

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February 2015, Sydney: at the edge.
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) discusses the impact for library investment is web-scale discovery services like Primo, Summon, EDS, and WorldCat Discovery Services. The presentation examines the original rationale for the services, expectation and measure of impact and early results. The presentation also considers the parallel investments being made by content providers in facilitating the discovery of their content.

Understanding Australian public library responses to the COVID-19 crisis

On 24th March 2020 the Prime Minister of Australia declared the immediate closure of libraries across the country as part of the national attempt to slow the rate of COVID-19 infections. This meant over 1,600 public library service points across the country in urban, regional and remote locations, were no longer able to offer services on their premises.

ALIA on online content regulation

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) statement on the right of all library users to access information, materials, content and services.
Libraries and information services proactively promote and facilitate responsible access to quality networked information for all, including children and young people. They enable library users to learn to use the internet and electronic information efficiently and effectively.

ALCC submission to the Senate Committee reviewing the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017, February 2018

The Australian Libraries Copyright Committee (ALCC) welcomes current changes to the Bill as an initial step in improving Australia's safe harbour arrangements, but encourage further amendments to ensure that all local online service providers have the same legal certainty. The amendments proposed will provide significant benefits to Australia's library and archive community.


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