The Collaborative Collections project group manages The Australian Libraries Collaborative Collection (TALCC) and looks at related collection issues. The TALCC agreement between all NSLA libraries in Australia enables the redistribution of low-use materials based on subject strengths. The project aims to build on specialist collections, assemble complete runs of journals, release storage space, and enhance opportunities for collecting state heritage material.
- Survey and report on the collection of print legal deposit material and related legislation
- Report on changing trends in acquisition of and access to general reference collections
- Participation in ARC Grey Literature Project survey for collection institutions (2012-14)
- Memorandum of understanding for distributed repository endorsed by project members, and signed by CEOs for all NSLA libraries in Australia (March 2012)
- Development of a model for a subject distributed repository for print materials across NSLA libraries (2011)
- Report on changing trends in acquisition of and access to overseas collections (2012)
Working group members
- Jerelynn Brown, State Library of New South Wales (project manager)
- Margaret Malpas, LINC Tasmania
- Antoinette Buchanan, Libraries ACT
- Chris Butler, State Library of Victoria
- Libby Fielding, State Library of Queensland
- Helen Fitzgerald, State Library of Western Australia
- Tony Leschen, State Library of South Australia
- Barbara Patison, State Library of Western Australia
- Alex Philp, National Library of Australia
- Helen Thurlow, State Library of Queensland
- Patricia Whalan, Northern Territory Library
NSLA meets with the CDNLAO at the National Library of Australia in February.
Registration is open for the 2nd Australian Grey Literature Conference.
NSLA is one of the partners in a new project investigating how grey literature is produced, disseminated and preserved.
Statement regarding The Australian Libraries Collaborative Collection (TALCC), administered by NSLA's Collaborative Collections project group. (April 2013)
NSLA is a partner in this ARC Linkage Project, led by Swinburne University and Victoria University.
Criteria for serials in paper format in NSLA library reference collections. (2010)