Changes at NSLA


From July 2018, NSLA will be known as National and State Libraries Australia, with a new look and website. The members of NSLA are Australia’s national, state and territory libraries.

The National Library of New Zealand is no longer a formal member of NSLA, though we will have ongoing strong and friendly ties across the Tasman through joint communities of practice and working together on regional initiatives.

For NSLA, the major projects in the next few years will have an Australian context. The 2018-2020 Strategic Plan and Business Plan for 2018 concentrate on two major projects, alongside public policy and communications, a network of communities of practice, and ongoing arrangements, such as the eResources Consortium.

Both major projects will improve library services for Australians, and build future workforce capacity in our libraries. They are:

  • National edeposit (NED) – an innovative project to develop a streamlined online deposit and delivery service for published electronic materials from across Australia, launching in early 2019.
  • The roll out of a substantial Indigenous cultural competency program for staff in NSLA libraries to be delivered during 2019-2021.

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