Research and partnerships

NSLA member libraries are involved in a broad range of research projects, both collaboratively and individually, as well as partnering with likeminded organisations to further research and policy on issues in which we share an interest.

Recent Australian Research Council (ARC) funded projects that NSLA has partnered in:

  • Library and Information Science Research Australia (LISRA) - Aiming to encourage and enable research culture and practice within Australia’s library and information profession. (University of Southern Queensland, Charles Sturt University, ALIA, NSLA. 2016-19. Moved to Swinburne University of Technology and Deakin University in 2020.)
  • E-lending Project – An evidence base of quantitative and qualitative data about how ebooks are used in libraries. (University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, Monash University, RMIT, NSLA. 2016-19)
  • Grey Literature Strategies – Best practice guidelines for producing and managing grey literature – reports and documents produced outside commercial publishing channels. (Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria University, the National Library of Australia, NSLA, the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Eidos Institute. 2012-15)
  • Climate History Australia – Using historical records to reconstruct Australian climate over past centuries. (University of Melbourne, Australian National University, NSLA, State Library Victoria, State Library of New South Wales, National Library of Australia. 2009-12)

Current projects

Current projects that individual NSLA libraries are participating in as industry partners include:

Partnerships and alliances


Australian Digital Alliance

Australian Libraries and Archives Copyright Coalition

eSmart Libraries

NLA Trove Community of Practice

Libraries Australia Advisory Committee

Australian Media Literacy Alliance

National Early Language and Literacy Strategy (NELLS)