Operational plan 2022-2023


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 populations.

A strong evidence base for the library sector, and a trusted voice in policy-making.


Collaborative projects to improve collection of online publications based on strategic review of current practice and collecting intent.

National edeposit (NED) ongoing service. Information-sharing with legal deposit teams in New Zealand.

Building capability in Indigenous cultural and intellectual property, and in management of First Nations collections.

Development of inclusive collection description guidelines, including specific guidelines for First Nations collections.

Participation in Australian Research Council LIEF-funded project EaaSI (emulation as a service infrastructure) as partner investigators.

Programming and events to celebrate NSLA’s 50th anniversary and to promote the work of libraries.

Ongoing commitments

Participation in Digital Preservation Coalition.

Shared approaches to visitor experience and learning programs.

Shared standards for preservation and access to digital collections.

eResources Consortium for NSLA libraries.

Baseline research into scale and environmental impact of digital storage.

Shared exploration of digital ethics and associated policies.

Indigenous cultural capability audit (annual).

Individual library initiatives in response to recommendations from contemporary Indigenous collections audit.

Shared expertise in collection care to support access to physical collections.

Shared approaches to online programs and engagement with under-served communities.


NSLA webinar series – open to the GLAM sector.

Contribution to AMLA, ALACC, NELLC and collaboration with universities and library sector organisations including ALIA, APLA, CAUL, LIANZA and Te Rōpū Whakahau.

Collation and publication of public library statistics with ALIA and APLA.

Public presentations, articles, social media and NSLA website.

New and reviewed NSLA policies and guidelines.

Submissions to government enquiries.

Professional staff networks

Visitor Experience, Storage, Digital Preservation, Learning, Oral History

Chief Information Officers (informal)

NED Steering Group, NED Operational Group

NSLA Blakforce (First Nations staff network)

Conservation, Community Engagement

Heads of Collections, Collecting Taskforce

First Nations Advisory Group

Heads of Corporate Services


Various working groups for contribution to research projects