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Regional Library Models Research Project

Project Member(s): Ryan, R.

Funding or Partner Organisation: State Library of New South Wales (The State Library of New South Wales)

Start year: 2014

Summary: The NSW State Library is interested in conducting research to ascertain the types of arrangements that are currently in place between Councils for regional or cooperative library services across NSW, and to explore other possibilities for management models e.g. cooperative models that Councils use for other services and functions that may also be appropriate for library services. UTS:CLG has been engaged by the NSW State Library to undertake this research. The proposed methodology for this research includes: * Project inception meeting * Document and literature review * Stakeholder engagement - stakeholder interviews and discussion paper and online survey * Case studies * Critical analysis * Reporting of recommendations and key findings.

Publications:

Dowler, B & Gooding, A UTS:Centre for Local Government 2015, Regional Library Management Models - Summary Paper, Sydney.

Dowler, B, Gooding, A & Ryan, R UTS:Centre for Local Government 2015, Regional Library Management Models – Case Studies, Sydney.

Hunting, SA, Ryan, R & Dowler, B UTS:Centre for Local Government 2015, Collaborative library service delivery: A guide to regional library management models in NSW, Sydney.
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Woods, R, Grant, B, Ryan, R & Dowler, B UTS:Centre for Local Government 2014, Regional Library Models - Literature Review, Sydney.

Keywords: Attitudes, community, evaluation, evidence, facilities planning, legislation, regional, research

FOR Codes: Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis, Library and Archival Services, Public Policy, Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified