Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing (ILRS) Code

The Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing (ILRS Code) November 2013, replaces the code adopted by the library sector in 2011. The ILRS Code benefits Australian libraries and their users by providing greater predictability, consistency, and flexibility in obtaining materials. The ILRS Code has been endorsed by the Australia Library Peak bodies including Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), National and State Libraries Australia (NSLA), the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the National Library of Australia.

ALIA International Affairs Advisory Committee report on involvement in international activities

In 2017 the ALIA International Relations Advisory Committee was formed to advise the ALIA Board on issues related to international affairs, advocate on the benefits both for individuals and the Association in international engagement, encourage international collaboration and sharing of ideas and build awareness within the Australian library community of involvement in various international initiatives. 
This brief report provides an update of international activities as of January 2018.

AGLIN Commonwealth Government Agency Libraries Review: Stage 2 Report

In 2015, the Executive of the Australian Government Libraries and Information Network (AGLIN) commissioned a study into Commonwealth Government library and research services. Following a literature review discussing the issues and challenges facing contemporary government information services (Hallam & Faraker, 2016), relevant organisational data about the individual services was collected through an online service, and library staff shared their views and insights in a series of focus groups.


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