Queensland government agency libraries review : literature review

Hallam, Gillian C. (2010) Queensland government agency libraries review : literature review. Department of the Premier and Cabninet, State Government of Queensland, Brisbane.


Dr Gillian Hallam is project leader for the Queensland Government Agency Libraries Review. As an initial step in the project, a literature review was commissioned to guide the research activities and inform the development of options for potential future service delivery models for the Government agency libraries. The review presents an environmental scan and review of the professional and academic literature to consider a range of current perspectives on library and information services. Significant in this review is the focus on the specific issues and challenges impacting on contemporary government libraries and their staff. The review incorporates four key areas: current directions in government administration; trends in government library services; issues in contemporary special libraries; and the skills and competencies of special librarians. Rather than representing an exhaustive review, the research has primarily centred on recent journal articles, conference papers, reports and web resources. Commentary prepared by national and international library associations has also played a role informing this review, as does the relevant State and Federal government documentation and reporting.

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ID Code: 31528
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: Libraries, Government libraries, Special libraries, Literature review
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Copyright Owner: The State of Queensland (Department of the Premier and Cabinet)
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Deposited On: 28 Mar 2010 22:04
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2010 12:30

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