Business plan 2020-2021


Shared digital Systems

Strengthening community identity

Building cultural and intellectual capital


  • Shared systems for effective delivery of national collections and programs.
  • Collections that reach and reflect the full diversity of our population.
  • A strong evidence base for the library sector, and trusted voice in national policy.

Major projects

  • National web archiving infrastructure and service scope and build (first stage).
  • Enhancements to National edeposit service (NED), and review of NED content for collection diversity.
  • Workshops and joint projects in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collections management and community engagement.
  • Covid response analysis report for NSLA.
  • Pilot NSLA webinar series.
  • Implementation of new annual measures for public libraries.

Ongoing commitments

  • Participation in Digital Preservation Coalition.
  • Development of shared channels for online programs and collections.
  • Shared standards for oral histories and other digital formats.
  • Evaluation of cultural competency in NSLA libraries.
  • eResources Consortium
  • Workforce data and analysis.
  • Physical collection storage and shared expertise in collection care.


  • Contribution to AMLA, GLAM Peak, ALCC, NELLS and partnerships with ALIA, APLA, CAUL, universities and library sector organisations.
  • Public presentations, articles, social media and NSLA website.
  • New/reviewed NSLA policies.

Professional staff networks

  • Visitor experience
  • Storage
  • Digital preservation
  • Digital archives
  • Learning
  • Audience engagement
  • NED Steering Group and Operational Group
  • NSLA Blakforce (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff network)
  • Heads of Collections
  • Steering Group for Culturally Safe Libraries Program
  • Corporate services
  • Copyright