Priorities

  • Transform Australian lives by connecting communities to their national collection through vibrant onsite and online programs and services, developed with strategic partners and harnessing new opportunties in the digital environment. 
  • Build respectful relationships with Indigenous communities, connecting communities with collections relating to their rich and continuing cultural heritage.
  • Facilitate and participate in the creation of new knowledge and works of imagination. 

Focus activities in 2017-18

  • Implement projects supported through the Public Service Modernisation Fund to:
  1. deliver the first tranche of new aggregated and digitised content;
  2. update Trove delivery, discovery and engagement services to enhance user engagement with the Library's content by exploring emerging digital channels and platforms; and
  3. review and improve business continuity, disaster recovery and cybersecurity capabilities.
  • Appoint an Indigenous Curator to strengthen connections between Indigenous communities and Library collections that document their continuing and vibrant culture.
  • Use the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Library building to engage the Australian community with the Library's collections and services.
  • Develop a major exhibition and associated public programs for delivery from August 2018, to generate broad public discussion about Captain James Cook and his voyages of exploration.
  • With the Library's Foundation Board, seek philanthropic donations to support the Library's research fellowships and scholarships program for 2018-19 to 2020-21. 
  • Participate in, and influence governance and funding deliberations arising from, the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap to ensure continued and effective scholarly access to large-scale digital content managed by the Library.

Performance management

2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
% change in the use of the collection* % change in the use of the collection^ % change in the use of the collection^ % change in the use of the collection^

16.3 million interactions with the Library online

% change in partcipants engaging with the Library*

# of interactions with the Library online^

% change in participants engaging with the Library^

# of interactions with the Library online^

% change in participants engaging with the Library^

# of interactions with the Library online^

% change in participants engaging with the Library^

Qualitative evaluation using case studies of use and value of the collection and services Qualitative evaluation using case studies of use and value of the collection and services Qualitative evaluation using case studies of use and value of the collection and services Qualitative evaluation using case studies of use and value of the collection and services

*2017-18 is the base year.
^Target is equivalent to or greater than previous year.