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Federal budget 2016: budget thin on the content for the library and information sector

This document provides an overview of Federal Government Budget 2016 topics which may affect Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) members and their organisations including: digital transformation, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, Public Sector transformation and the Efficiency Dividend, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, higher education, school funding, cyber security, and support for communities.

The role of volunteers in a contemporary professional association

The last two decades have seen major changes occurring in the volunteering world. The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) in conjunction with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) have undertaken a research project to consider the role of volunteers in contemporary professional associations. This report seeks to examine the impact of socio-demographic change on modern volunteering, especially for contemporary professional associations like ALIA. 

Services for migrants and refugees

When people arrive in Australia, whether through choice or for reasons of hardship, as migrants, international students, refugees or humanitarian entrants, they seek to make a place for themselves and their families in their new communities. They have to set up home, find employment, become familiar with cultural norms that are second nature to Australians but alien to new arrivals, and often their first language is not English.

10 ways that library and information services power the health sector

Australian health libraries and their staff comprise an important part of the health information workforce, alongside health information managers and health information specialists by providing quality information to improve patient care, evidence based practice and research support, specialist resources, outstanding value and return on investment, information literacy training, and decision ready information.

10 ways that libraries power high performance organisations

Australian special libraries serve clients in government, health, law, business, banking, consulting, research, science and technology, the arts, media and other industries by providing facts not fiction, decision-ready information, usable big data, tailored resources, 24/7 electronic delivery of information, a world view of cutting edge information theory and practice, access to the latest news, staff professional development, information and technology expertise, and preservation services.

Serving users in Central Australia

Article by Desert Peoples Centre Campus Library staff, from INCITE March/April 2019 Volume 40 Issue 3/4 - Indigenous Matters.
Desert Peoples Centre Campus Library staff, from the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education in Central Australia, provide a range of services to Indigenous Australian people every day. Each team member came to the job via a unique path. In this article they share the story of their growth as library service providers.

More copyright reform for libraries in 2019

Article by Jessica Coates, Australia Libraries Copyright Committee, from INCITE January/February 2019 Volume 40 Issue 1/2 - State of Australian Libraries.
2018 was a big year for copyright in Australia. It saw the start of several major changes that directly affect libraries, including improved provisions for providing access to people with a disability; simplified educational statutory licences; and a ‘fixed’ preservation exception.


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