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:

  • 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 Copyright Committee

Australian Media Literacy Alliance


National Early Language and Literacy Strategy