Library materials

Guidelines on dispersal of collections in government agency libraries

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) recognises that government agency libraries frequently hold collections of long-term significance for Australian heritage and research. These guidelines are intended for all Commonwealth, state and territory government agencies, as a guide to what to do in situations where agency libraries plan to dispose of material. The guidelines provide for the orderly disposal of library collections when the parent organisation has decided not to retain them.

Statement on preservation: the permanence and durability of information products

Libraries and information services have a fundamental concern in the preservation of information contained in the published and documentary record in order to ensure enduring access. The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is committed to the preservation of the published and documentary record in all formats, and to providing enduring access to information.
 

Submission in response to the Australian Government review of Australian classification regulation, February 2020

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and our library members welcome the opportunity, through the review of Australian classification regulation, to address a problem which has been an issue for libraries for a number of years, and which has now reached a critical point. 
 

Not simple, not straightforward and not an instant cost saving: the realities of closing a government department library

This document, created by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and ALIA Australian Government Libraries Information Network (AGLIN), provides information for government libraries which are threatened with closure. It highlights the difficulties, complexity and cost of closing a library; and the difficulties of continuing the provision of library services without a library and information science professional in place.
 

Understanding Asia: sixty years of collecting by the National Library of Australia [poster]

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
 
This conference poster presentation outlines the history of the National Library of Australia (NLA) in collecting and providing access to Asian language library material so that Australians can study counties in our region in their languages.
 

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