Tag Archives: Australia

University of Sydney hiring Digital Curation Manager

(13 November 2018) The post provides specialist advice and expertise, including technical understanding, on the long-term management and curation of digital collections, including research data, and develop guidelines, procedures and training to ensure digital content created or curated by the Library is managed, described and formatted in ways that provides long term meaningful access for […]


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National Archives of Australia searches for software and services providers

For multi-year program to modernise capabilities to embed secure digital end-to-end archival processes (25 October 2018) National Archives of Australia (NAA), the body that collects and preserves Australian Government records that reflect the country’s history and identity, has flagged its plan to search for providers for a new Integrated end-to-end digital archival services. The pre-release […]


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Treasuring Trove: Why Australia’s digital heritage platform is so special

(26 October 2018)  Australians have a truly unique resource in the National Library’s Trove, and it needs to be protected The National Library of Australia’s Trove brings together freely available content from libraries, museums and archives, supporting online discovery of the country’s documentary heritage. Trove is also that rare beast: a digital heritage platform with […]


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ACT government ‘has no plans to close libraries’ despite inquiry

(20 October 2018) City Services Minister Chris Steel says a new inquiry into the future of ACT public libraries is not about cost-cutting or closing libraries. But some may be relocated. “The inquiry is about seeking the community’s views about what they want from their library service, improving community access to services and planning for […]


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Libraries are about democracy, not just books

(9 October 2018) Libraries Work! a research report released last month in Australia, demonstrates that every dollar invested in Victorian public libraries generates more than four times that value in benefits to the local community. Yet some writers and politicians have failed to recognise this and, further, have failed to understand what public libraries do. […]


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Monash University hiring Director, Excellence and Engagement

(25 September 2018) As a member of the Library’s leadership team, you will be responsible for strategic planning that maximises use of evidence and analytics, for effective communication with all stakeholders and for building the Library’s capability in these areas. In addition, as the successful candidate, you will have oversight of the Library’s relationships with […]


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What do librarians wear? Video explores librarian fashion in Australia

(21 September 2018) Do you find yourself wondering what to wear in the morning? Dressed to the 746s: Australian Librarian Style is a short video that explores how librarians dress. It debuted at the IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia earlier this year. In the video creators Bonnie Wildie, Amy McKenzie […]


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La Trobe University is hiring Executive Director, Library and University Librarian

(21 September 2018) The University Librarian will lead and direct the University’s libraries to transform the lives of students and communities through learning and knowledge creation, by providing integrated scholarly collections, relevant and responsive information services and fit-for-purpose managed learning spaces. Closing date is 15 October 2018. ALIA has the full job description.


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Library revival creates pathways for new migrants

Australia’s public libraries are flourishing despite talk of their uncertain futures in a digital era. (20 September 2018) How important are libraries to Australians? Public Libraries Victoria Network (PLVN) needs to answer this exact question, as it calls for more community support and state funding to the sector. Network spokesman Chris Buckingham said greater state […]


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Western Sydney University hiring Director Library Services

(21 September 2018) The Director Library Services is responsible for University-wide copyright and The Whitlam Prime Ministerial Collection as well as core collection services operating at scale. Its broad support extends to all academic staff and students, including research performance and activities, joint venture operations and The College. Covering seven campuses, Western Library services eight […]


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Flinders University hiring Director of Library Services

(14 September 2018) Reporting to the Vice President (Corporate Services), the Director of Library Services will provide strong strategic leadership and effective knowledge management of the University Library and associated services. They will be accountable for the management and performance of the University Library and will be required to enhance and optimise the service and […]


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University of Adelaide hiring Manager, Scholarly Information

(13 September 2018) In this new and exciting role, you will lead the University Library’s initiatives and services to support scholarly communication, digitisation and discovery. The Manager, Scholarly Information will drive innovation and change in the systems, tools and mechanisms by which the Library can support and facilitate access, description and discovery of scholarly information. […]


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The Australian Library Design Awards and Conference returns in 2019 at the State Library of Queensland

(3 September 2018) The awards, organized by the Australian Library and Information Association in partnership with the Australian Public Library Alliance and the Council of Australian University Librarians, were created in 2017 to showcase contemporary library interiors and exteriors. The awards are split into four categories – school library, public library, academic library and special library. A […]


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Barbarians at the library door

(2 September 2018) Libraries are being transformed or closed through government and private cost-cutting measures, driven by a contempt for learning and an emphasis on profit, writes Dr Evan Jones. Independent Australia has the full story.


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The University of New England in Armidale, Australia, hiring Deputy Director, Library Services

(28 August 2018) Reporting to the Director Library Services and University Librarian, the Deputy Director will be the University Librarian’s principal adviser regarding operational and staff management, along with the establishment and development of priorities and policies.  This role will be instrumental in the Library’s engagement with the teaching, learning and research activities of UNE. […]


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