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Research Projects

The State Library works with NSW public libraries on a program that supports the promotion, planning and development  of research relevant to the library sector.

Readers Advisory Services in NSW public libraries

The State Library conducted a survey to determine the current state of readers' advisory services in NSW public libraries.

Nonfiction collections in NSW public libraries

Over the last decade patterns in nonfiction development and usage have changed significantly. This project explores the varied use of nonfiction collections across NSW public libraries.

Guidelines for e-collections in NSW public libraries

An understanding of ecollection promotion and development enables public libraries to identify good practices to maximise the benefits and reach of a significant investment.

Community information audit

This project undertook research to identify current trends in community information and the future role of libraries in the provision of this information.