Priorities

  • Develop and manage the research infrastructure that underpins access to the nation's gallery, library, archive and museum collections and research repositories to create value and impact for collection users, and ultimately the Australian economy and the wellbeing of Australian citizens. 
  • Engage with leaders to advance common aims, and to share the Library's experience as a leader in many digital library spheres. 
  • Innovate and diversify funding sources, both government and private, by clearly identifying shared values and opportunities for potential partners, delivering high-quality outcomes and applying rigorous resource management. 
  • Strengthen the capabilities and resilience of the Library's staff and nurture their imagination and passion to achieve the Library's priorities. 
  • Build on the Library's excellent record of improving environmental performance associated with storing, maintaining and providing access to a major national asset. 

Focus activities in 2017-18

  • With National and State Libraries Australasia, enhance shared digital library infrastructure, especially to facilitate a national approach to edeposit and collaborative archiving of Australian websites. 
  • With the assistance of Council and the Foundation Board, sustain the Library's giving community and develop new approaches to attracting personal, philanthropic and commercial giving. 
  • Develop new IT operating models, including consideration of cloud and outsourced services, for the continued delivery of robust, scalable and innovative online services. 

Performance measurement

2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21

Qualitative evaluation using results of stakeholder/partner case studies or surveys

Target group: Australian publishers

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Cost per service

Development of the Library Services Cost Catalogue

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Qualitative evaluation summarising performance against governance requirements

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