We collect today what will be important tomorrow.

 

Priorities

Enable Australians to understand their diverse social, cultural and intellectual histories by collecting and preserving Australian publications for current and future generations.

Build a rich, culturally and linguistically diverse collection of Australian pictures, manuscripts and oral histories, enlivening the national story with the unique voices and viewpoints of individuals and organisations.

Selectively collect overseas resources to enhance understanding of the Asia-Pacific region, with a curatorial focus on Indonesia, China, Timor-Leste and the Pacific.

Actions

Implement the Library’s Collecting Strategy 2020-21 to 2023-24 and Collection Development Policy to build a collection that reflects the full diversity of Australian society.

Expand digital collecting, including through enhancement of the National edeposit service (a National and State Libraries Australia partnership that builds, preserves and provides access to a shared collection of Australian digital publications), our web archiving infrastructure and our social media collecting capability.

Increase and improve the representation of Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities in the collection, through consultative approaches to acquisition and description.

Performance

2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24
30,000 Australian published works collected, including digital # of Australian published works collected, including digital^ # of Australian published works collected, including digital^ # of Australian published works collected, including digital^
# of Australian unpublished works collected, including digital^^ # of Australian unpublished works collected, including digital^^ # of Australian unpublished works collected, including digital^^ # of Australian unpublished works collected, including digital^^
# of overseas works collected, including digital^^ # of overseas works collected, including digital^^ # of overseas works collected, including digital^^ # of overseas works collected, including digital^^

Qualitative evaluation of the relevance of the collection to researchers

TARGET GROUP: Historians of Australia

Qualitative evaluation of the relevance of the collection to researchers Qualitative evaluation of the relevance of the collection to researchers Qualitative evaluation of the relevance of the collection to researchers

^ Target is equivalent to or greater than previous year.
^^ No target is set. Trend data will reflect end of year acquisition outcomes.