Tag Archives: value

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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Practical guidance for valuing objects in cultural collections

(20 July 2017) In her book Valuing Your Collection, collections management expert Freda Matassa examines the issues around valuing objects in cultural collections, describing current practice in museums, libraries and archives, and giving practical advice on how to assign values. Matassa looks at the difference between value and worth and at how cultural value can be […]


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Gained in translation: adding value to research to inform policy

(14 June 2017) Within the social sciences, translating and sharing new knowledge is now common practice amongst many researchers and institutions across academia. From evidence briefings and summaries of literature to online blogs and presentations, a wide range of research evidence aims to engage policy and practitioner audiences so they can more easily access and […]


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NSW State Library collection record $3 billion value

(25 June 2015) The State Library of NSW’s collection has just been valued at AUD$3.15 billion, highlighting its reputation as the most valuable library collection in Australia and among the most valuable in the world. NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant said this latest valuation, just over a $1 billion increase […]


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Library data and text mining resources

(10 January 2014) CAUL  has published a list of resources  describing  projects, publications and  websites on library data and text mining. Peruse it here. If the value and impact of  university libraries is more your thing, there’s a list for that too describing conferences, projects, publications, websites and websites. Click here to view.


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Australian health library study indicates $9 return for every $1 invested

(4 November 2013) A study released today suggests that hospitals, government departments, associations and other organisations involved in healthcare gain a AUD9 return for every dollar they invest in health libraries. Health Libraries Inc (HLInc) and Health Libraries Australia (ALIA HLA, a national group of the Australian Library and Information Association) commissioned award-winning firm SGS Economics […]


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British Library publishes updated economic evaluation of the library

(23 May 2013)  The British Library has published an updated evaluation of its economic contribution to the UK, looking at how the British Library creates economic value for its users and society as a whole. The Library last undertook a study of this kind in 2003. The report shows that the economic value that the […]


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SAGE to address library value in the developing world

(Los Angeles, California, 19 February 2013) SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publishers, is conducting a research study to investigate library value in the developing world. The project, ‘Library Value in the Developing World’ will investigate the value of academic libraries for teaching and research staff at twelve institutions selected from countries […]


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