The impact of change on research libraries: the State Library of New South Wales

Maxine Brodie

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    Abstract

    Change is a process marked by the alteration or substitution of one thing for another. A research library is a system made up of clients, library facilities, staff, collections and services, and a complex web of interrelationships, including those with other libraries, organisations and the wider political, social and economic environment (Buckland, 1988). Some changes are profound, affecting all parts of the system; some are more specific, affecting different parts. As this paper is one of four providing a university/research library perspective on the impact of change, I will concentrate on issues more specific to a large public research library charged with the care and continuing use of our documentary heritage. For the State Library of New South Wales, change is most evident in our clients, collections, capabilities and our relationship to the wider context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationALIA 2000
    Subtitle of host publicationCapitalising on knowledge : the information profession in the 21st century
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherAustralian Library and Information Association (ALIA)
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    EventALIA 2000: Capitalising on knowledge : the information profession in the 21st century : proceedings - Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 24 Oct 200026 Oct 2000
    https://www.alia.org.au/

    Conference

    ConferenceALIA 2000
    CountryAustralia
    CityCanberra
    Period24/10/0026/10/00
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