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Position statement: Creative Commons

NSLA is committed to releasing materials it creates under Creative Commons licences to foster a positive, permissions-based environment for researchers, library professionals, educators, and anyone who wants to make use of our material.

The last bastion? Libraries and community in times of crisis

In this discussion, the heads of three Australian libraries considered the responsibilities of libraries both as providers: ensuring access to safe public places, community connections, services and resources; and as collectors: documenting our experiences of crisis or disaster for posterity.

NSLA Indigenous Cultural Capability Audit

As a means of maintaining momentum after the formal Culturally Safe Libraries Program, NSLA members in Australia agreed to run an Indigenous cultural capability audit for five years from 2021.

Response: Interim report on stand-alone legislation to protect and commercialise Indigenous Knowledge

As custodians of a large volume of collection materials relating to and created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, languages and cultures, NSLA’s Australian member libraries acknowledge our collective, individual and moral responsibilities to ensure that management and access is culturally informed and respectful. NSLA libraries support the creation of First Nations-led stand-alone legislation to protect ICIP and IK.

Response: Professional Pathways consultation

NSLA’s response to the ALIA Professional Pathways Consultation Paper supports the program’s overall intent and direction, including the introduction of alternative pathways to the library profession in addition to the continuation of formal LIS courses.

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