Tag Archives: Australia

Launch of ALIA report: Relevance 2020, LIS Research in Australia

(15 February 2017, Canberra) The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), in partnership with Charles Sturt University, has issued a report which provides the results of six Library and Information Science (LIS) research events in Australian capitals in late 2016 that had the main purpose of connecting academics, researchers and practitioners in order to help align […]


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Monash University hiring Matheson Library Manager

(16 February 2017) Monash University Library seeks an accomplished, strategic and innovative leader for its Sir Louis Matheson Library, a flagship humanities and social sciences library located at the Clayton campus. Reporting to the Director Excellence and Engagement, the Matheson Library Manager leads strategic change programs for the staff within the Matheson complex, ensures effective […]


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Latest Australian public library statistics

(15 February 2017) The annual Australian public libraries statistical report for 2014-15 is now available. Compiled by the State Library of Queensland’s Regional Access and Public Libraries division on behalf of NSLA, the report is an overview of the services, infrastructure, income and expenditure of each state and territory’s public libraries. In 2014-15: Australia had […]


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IOP and CAUL agree new and innovative consortium model

(13 February 2017) IOP Publishing and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) have announced a new agreement, covering 31 universities in Australia and New Zealand. Whereas the previous agreement was based on historical spend on print version of journals, the new model is based on an institution’s science-category full time equivalent students, and weighted […]


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Monash University hiring Information Resources Librarian

(6 February 2017) Monash University Library is seeking an enthusiastic librarian to join the information resources team to be involved in a variety of activities, including acquiring and enhancing discovery of the Library’s resources. The initial focus of the position will be on monograph and e-book acquisition workflows and reporting. The successful candidate will have an excellent […]


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State Library of Victoria chooses Ex Libris Rosetta for digital asset management, collection, and preservation

(2 February 2017, Adelaide, Australia)  Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that State Library Victoria has chosen the Ex Libris Rosetta digital preservation system to manage its digital resources and sustain them in perpetuity. Rosetta will be replacing the library’s DigiTool® digital asset management system. The announcement in full is here.


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State Library Victoria calls for Fellowships for 2017

(31 January 2017) Applications are now open for artists, performers, filmmakers, writers, composers – or anyone with an interesting idea – to tap into the State Library’s rich collections through its annual Fellowships program. This year, the State Library and its partners are offering 15 fellowships, collectively worth up to $237,000, making it one of […]


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Australian candidate for IFLA presidency

(30 January 2017) ALIA has published an open letter signalling its support for Christine Mackenzie as IFLA’s next President. She is a former ALIA President and a current member of the IFLA Governing Board. The presidency runs from 2017 to 2019. ALIA has provided one of the nominations needed for Christine to be eligible to […]


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Geelong Library & Heritage Centre hiring Manager

(26 January 2017) The Geelong Regional Library Corporation (GRLC) is one of Victoria’s largest library networks covering some 5,500 square kilometres providing library and heritage services to people living in urban, rural and coastal areas.  The service includes a central library, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, 15 community libraries, two mobile libraries and a […]


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New Lending Rights Online portal open

(11 January 2017) The new Lending Rights Online (LRO) portal opened in Australia on 9 January, making it faster and easier to register, make and track claims online, including: auto filling book information when you submit a title claim, once the ISBN for the book is validated, and displaying processing or completed status of submitted […]


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UNSW hiring Information Services Team Leader

(5 January 2017) The Information Services Team Leader is responsible for managing a team of professional Academic Services librarians who deliver a broad range of high quality services focused on the needs of students and academic and professional staff. In this role you will lead your team in developing and delivering these innovative and personalised […]


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Should writers be paid for their eBooks lent by libraries?

(21 December 2016) When libraries lend books to the public, authors and publishers receive remuneration from the Government under the Lending Rights schemes, but this is not the case when libraries lend eBooks. Is this fair? This year, a Public Lending Rights scheme was extended to eBooks in Canada, with no payments for eBooks yet. […]


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Altmetric user conference in Sydney

(7 December 2016) It takes place 10 February 2017, is free and hosted at UTS in Sydney. It will  and will include discussions of the latest developments in research metrics and evaluation.   More here.


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Australia’s first national action plan submitted

(7 December 2016) The Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann, today announced the finalisation of Australia’s first National Action Plan. The Plan contains 15 ambitious commitments focused on: transparency and accountability in business; open data and digital transformation; access to government information; integrity in the public sector; and public participation and engagement. The […]


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National Film and Sound Archive hiring Chief Executive Officer

(18 November 2016) Reporting to the Board, the CEO is responsible for NFSA’s overall strategy and day to day management including enriching relationships with industry and Government and playing a critical, lead role in a contemporary, whole-of-sector, collaborative approach to archiving. Closing date 09/12/16. ALIA has the full job description.


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