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Collections

Several tools for library staff responsible for collection management in their public libraries.

Best practice

Collection management current best practice.  Use as a reference for creating your own policies and tools.

The NSW Public Library Network Research Committee has produced a report which analysed the costs and benefits of outsourcing acquisitions, cataloguing and processing in the NSW public library network. The report provides an evidence based framework and a practical tool which will assist public libraries and local councils to make informed choices about the most effective use of available resources.

The State Library of Victoria Collection Development Policy provides information for users, other libraries and the Victorian community on the scope depth, and limitations for the State Library's collection and on future collecting intentions in specific subject areas.

Community profiling

Check the latest population figures for your area on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website.

Online catalogue records

State Library provides free MARC records for specific titles. These are available to all Queensland public libraries for uploading into their own library catalogues.

Last updated
26th May 2017