Citations with the tag: PUBLIC libraries
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- Top 50 Public Libraries in the U.S. and Canada.
// World Almanac & Book of Facts; 2000, p254
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- Number of Public Libraries and Operating Income, by State: Alabama-Missouri.
// World Almanac & Book of Facts; 2000, p254
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- Number of Public Libraries and Operating Income, by State: Montana-Wyoming.
// World Almanac & Book of Facts; 2000, p254
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- Vessels of knowledge.
Jackson, Davina // Architecture Australia; Mar/Apr95, Vol. 84 Issue 2, p32
Reports on the new public library which has been delivered to Munster, a German city. Information on population; Designers of library; Concern for street life; Main elements which architects play on plan; Shape of library; Feature structure of library.
- Need a vacuum?
Thumser, Maryanne // Good Housekeeping; Oct95, Vol. 221 Issue 4, p194
Enumerates new services offered by public libraries. Includes blood pressure checks; Information after office hours; Legal aid; Recycling tips.
- New Library Opens, New City Hall On The Way.
Czurak, David // Grand Rapids Business Journal; 1/7/2002, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p9
Highlights the opening of the Wyoming Public Library. Architectural design of the building; Features and amenities added to the library; Ground breaking ceremony for its city hall.
Stoakley, Roger // APLIS; Jun90, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p109
Presents the author's view on public libraries in Australia. Access to books; Importance of reading.
- Colour and lighting in public libraries.
Niedzwetzki, Jannett // APLIS; Jun91, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p103
Evaluates the response of library patrons to color and lighting with the aim of determining the preferred colors and forms of lighting in the design of public libraries. Color mood association; Impressionistic response.
- The public library's future.
Stansfield, Peter // APLIS; Sep91, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p167
Focuses on the future of public libraries. Social aspects; Mission statements of municipal public libraries; Economic issues; Impact of information technology.
- New services in public libraries in Australia and New Zealand.
Davison, Keith // APLIS; Sep91, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p171
Uses a questionnaire to determine what new public library services had been developed from 1985 to 1990s in Australia and New Zealand. Reservations and interlibrary lending; Audiovisual material; Housebound and services to the disabled; Adult literacy; Local studies.
- The role of public libraries in an information society.
Lawton, Trevis // APLIS; Dec91, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p214
Examines the second part of the Jones Report into Australia as an information society from the House of Representatives Standing Committee for Long Term Strategies relevant to public libraries in Western Australia. Professional education; Public school-library relationship; Right of access;...
- Performance measurement in New Zealand public libraries: A research project.
Calvert, Philip; Cullen, Rowena // APLIS; Mar92, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p3
Presents a survey of New Zealand public libraries indicating that a national census can be undertaken to determine a set of performance measures suitable for all New Zealand public libraries. Models on organizational effectiveness; Search for a research methodology; Two stages of the Public...
- Changes and challenges in local government: The library in the community.
Mills, Colin // APLIS; Mar92, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p18
Presents a commentary on problems and opportunities facing local government with particular reference to issues for public libraries and their importance in improving training, education and general learning. Problems and opportunities of change for public libraries; Library usage in New South...
- The Best 101 Australian books project.
Mansfield, Peter // APLIS; Jun92, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p76
Focuses on the Victorian regional Ballarat Public Library's participation in the `Best 101 Australian books' project. Access to the library's book collections; Ballarat Library's collection of Australian; Role of public libraries in the field of archival collection development.
- Preservation awareness in public libraries.
Howard, Joanne // APLIS; Jun92, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p78
Focuses on issues related to the preservation of materials in public libraries in Australia. Access versus preservation; Human element; Integration with collection management.
- Strategic planning at Canterbury Public Library.
Brown, Dorothea // APLIS; Sep/Dec92, Vol. 5 Issue 3/4, p123
Describes the reorganization of the Canterbury Public Library in New Zealand. Identification of demographic location; Categorization of goals; Preparation of alternative budgets; Adoption of a new logo.
- Community information in Britain.
Furphy, Duncan // APLIS; Sep/Dec92, Vol. 5 Issue 3/4, p170
Presents observations of the author regarding community services in Great Britain. Role of computer databases as direct public access; File maintenance as key to successful service; Automated services at Edinburgh City Library Service; Benefits of community information systems.
- Key competencies and public librarians: Shaping a new curriculum.
Levett, John // APLIS; Jun93, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p53
Reviews the issues affecting the conditions and status of public libraries in Australia. Importance of public libraries; Issues to be discussed; Key competencies; Areas in which measurable competency in public libraries are needed; Problems of public libraries as a social institution.
Levett, John // APLIS; Jun93, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p86
Presents responses to queries related to public libraries in New Zealand which was published in an issue of the periodical `Pulse'. Increase in reserves; Newspaper selection; Collection agencies; Unanswered questions.
- Summary of statistics Queensland public libraries 1974/75-1991/92.
Levett, John // APLIS; Jun93, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p92
Presents statistics related to the public libraries in Queensland, Australia from 1974 to 1992. Total membership; Qualified librarians; Area served; Expenditure.
- The easy to read seminar: National Library of Australia 28 September 1993.
Rowland, Virginia // APLIS; Dec93, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p145
Reports on a seminar conducted by the Canberra, Australian Capital Territory-based National Library of Australia, to encourage public libraries to publish and distribute reading materials for people with particular reading needs. Definition of easy to read library materials; Seminar program;...
- Brisbane City Council Library Service: The largest public library system in Australia.
Papps, Phyllis // APLIS; Mar94, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p23
Reports on the review of the Brisbane City Library Services in Queensland, by a team of public library consultants. Background on the review project; Process and methodology of the review project; Changes and problems; Political aspects of the project.
- Mainstreaming local studies: Integrating and automating intellectual access and collection...
Martin, Megan; Heath, Andrew // APLIS; Mar94, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p29
Focuses on local studies collections in public libraries as part of Australia's documentary heritage. National context; New South Wales' context; Ryde Library and Information Services' local studies collection.
- As a matter of fact...
Martin, Megan; Heath, Andrew // APLIS; Jun94, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p63
Raises several questions regarding the public library system, standard, and funding in Australia. Individual library usage; Underestimation of public library activity; Check-in and checkout transactions; Bureaucratic negatives on public libraries.
- Borrowed time? The future of public libraries in the UK: Review article.
Norman, Rosemary // APLIS; Jun94, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p109
Compares the state of library services and developments in Great Britain to Australia and New Zealand. Political invincibility; Utilization of library materials; Government's role in library development; Public perception on libraries; Demand for high quality information.
- Municipal libraries.
Norman, Rosemary // APLIS; Dec94, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p186
Presents extracts from the federal parliamentary record which show the contribution to the debate made by Mark Latham and Martyn Evans regarding municipal libraries in Australia. Support for the federal funding of municipal libraries; Importance of libraries to Australia's information and...
- Public libraries: The federal coalition's position.
Downer, Alexander // APLIS; Dec94, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p195
Responds to the public library component of the article by Mark Latham, published in the June edition of `Aplis' journal in Australia. Need for municipal libraries in communities; Role of libraries in communities; Responsibility of state and local governments of directly funding public libraries.
- Seventeen years down the track: South Australia's school community libraries.
Amey, Larry // APLIS; Dec94, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p212
Presents a review of the condition and accomplishments, after 17 years' development, of South Australia's concentration of joint use school community libraries. Changes seen in librarians, social and economic conditions and technology; Issues regarding the role of their boards of management,...
- Open learning and public libraries.
Booker, Di // APLIS; Mar95, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p4
Examines the areas where public libraries need supporting in open learning. Information; Availability of study materials; Adequacy of facilities and equipment; Counselling.
- The emerging network environment and the information poor.
Ronald, Sharon // APLIS; Mar95, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p26
Examines the emerging networked environment and some of the factors which will impinge upon information provision of public libraries to the information poor in Australia. Impact of technological change and convergence; Commodification of information; Role of librarians as advocates of the...
- Sundry snippets...send us your contributions!
Ronald, Sharon // APLIS; Mar95, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p38
Reports on developments in public libraries in Australia. Includes statistics on the use of public libraries; Theft of library books; Use of data networks by Nordic Public Libraries.
- Developing a national strategic and policy agenda for Australia's state and public libraries.
Ronald, Sharon // APLIS; Sep95, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p114
Presents the summary of the brief for a research project designed to develop a national strategic and policy agenda for Australia's state and public libraries. Terms of reference; Process for managing the research agenda; Objectives, scope, issues and outcomes related to the project; Context...
- Port Phillip Library News.
Ronald, Sharon // APLIS; Dec95, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p182
States that an inhouse bid has won tender for management of Port Phillip Library Service, Victoria Australia. Support of library users; Innovative services and improvements to existing services to be delivered; Examples; Letter from City of Port Phillip Friends of the Library.
- Rich aunt or poor cousin? Policy dilemmas for publicly funded libraries.
Mercer, Colin // APLIS; Mar96, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p4
Focuses on the findings and issues for public libraries derived from research undertaken for the libraries working group of the Cultural Ministers' Council in 1994 and 1995. Reasons for not using the library; Services offered by libraries; Amenities; Levels of personal computer ownership.
- Navigating the economy of knowledge: The executive officer's view.
Catlin, Ivan // APLIS; Mar96, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p17
Focuses on the study report commissioned by the Cultural Ministers' Council `Navigating the Economy of Knowledge.' Information for public libraries to reposition their libraries within their councils; Government pressure to be accountable to the electorage; Conceptualization of public policy;...
- Navigating the economy of knowledge: A significant but a flawed report.
Garlick, Marian // APLIS; Mar96, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p28
Focuses on the report `Navigating the Economy of Knowledge: National Survey of Users and Nonusers of State and Public Libraries.' Assumption that state and public libraries in Australia are cultural institutions; Grouping together of trend analysis results; Recommendations and policy options.
- Navigating the economy of knowledge: Public libraries and adult learners.
Burnett, Anne // APLIS; Mar96, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p32
Focuses on the 1995 report `Navigating the Economy of Knowledge: National Survey of Users and Nonusers of State and Public Libraries,' about the use of public libraries for formal and informal education in Australia. Types of adult learners; Role of public libraries in lifelong learning; Adult...
- Compulsory competitive tendering: The issues.
Pryor, Caroline; Lee, Tim // APLIS; Mar96, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p52
Focuses on the application of compulsory competitive tendering in public libraries. Historical perspective; Deficiencies; Competition issues; Notion on competitive tendering; Cost concerns.
- Outsourcing noncore library activities: A case study of a Victorian public library.
Macvean, Carolyn // APLIS; Jun96, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p83
Analyzes a case study of a Victorian public library during 1994 to 1995 in Australia. Background information; Outsourcing of noncore library activities; Vendors; Implications.
- Reasserting the public library's role in influencing culture and citizenship.
Awcock, Frances // APLIS; Sep/Dec96, Vol. 9 Issue 3/4, p119
Looks at the need for public libraries in Australia to reassert its role in influencing culture and people. Historical background on the country's public libraries; Lack of funding for public libraries; Prospects and challenges to the efforts of these institutions to meet their principles.
- State of the nation: Australia's public libraries.
Catlin, Ivan // APLIS; Mar97, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p5
Analyzes the state by state public library provision in Australia. Background on services offered to the public; Developments as of March 1997; Solutions regarding issues on financing, information provision, staffing structure and others.
- Public libraries (NSW) benchmarking database.
Garlick, Marina // APLIS; Mar97, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p19
Describes a New South Wales public library benchmarking database of potential utility throughout Australia and New Zealand. Features of design principles and pilot disc; Financing from the North Sydney Council; Availability of information for benchmarking comparison.
- Flexible Library Service Models for the New Century: Strengthening the network and securing the...
Poustie, Kay // APLIS; Jun97, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p64
Reviews the report `Flexible Public Library Service Models for the New Century: Strengthening the Network and Securing the Future,' developed by the Hudson Howells Asia Pacific Consulting for the Libraries Board of South Australia.
- Expresso and ambience: Library cafes.
Pierce, William // APLIS; Jun97, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p100
Discusses the benefits of developing library cafes to public libraries in the United States. Confirmation of food's rightful place in libraries in conjunction with children's events and special activities; Management procedures for public libraries with cafes; Public library managers'...
- Editorial...more on reports.
Bundy, Alan // APLIS; Dec97, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p179
Editorial. Discusses reports published concerning the state of public libraries around the world. Terence Page's `Catalogue of Catastrophe,' which appeared in the August 23-24, 1997 issue of `The Weekend Australian' on visions for Australia's public libraries for 2020; Report on public...
- Widening client horizons: Joint use public libraries in the 1990s.
Bundy, Alan // APLIS; Mar98, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p4
Looks at important issues and challenges facing joint use public libraries in Australia in the 1990s. Historical background; Advantages in providing a joint use library and information service compared with separate public and other services; Key success factors for joint use libraries; Results...
- New Library: The People's Network.
Poustie, Kay // APLIS; Mar98, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p17
Reviews the report on public libraries titled `New Library: The People's Network' from the Library and Information Commission which was commissioned in Great Britain by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
- Tomorrow's public library: The American view.
Dempsey, Mary // APLIS; Mar98, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p28
Looks at the present and future state of urban public libraries in the United States. Mission of the American public library; Source of funding for library collections and buildings; Role of public libraries to provide books and technology as part of their mission to lessen the gap between the...
- Libraries in the 21st Century: Critical Community Connections The Queensland Public Libraries Association Conference 2000.
Dempsey, Mary // APLIS; Jun2000, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p87
Presents information on the Queensland Public Libraries Association Conference hosted by Maroochy Libraries in south-east Queensland on March 2000. Speakers at the conference; Issues discussed at the conference; Subject of workshop sessions led by Darryl Krook; Theme of the sessions of...
- You can't blow an uncertain trumpet...
Bundy, Alan // APLIS; Mar2003, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p3
Looks at programs initiated by public libraries in Australia. Friends of Libraries; Friends of Libraries Australia; State Library of South Australia.