|This Blueprint provides a strategic response to the current status of the state-wide collection in public libraries. It is informed by the findings and recommendations of the Strategic Asset Audit of Victorian Public Libraries, conducted in 2006. It also draws on consultations with public library staff and other key players to determine the challenges and the opportunities in ensuring relevant and accessible content.
The development of this strategy sits within the State Government policy and planning framework and within the broader vision for public libraries articulated by the Ministerial Advisory Council on Public Libraries, Libraries Strategic Direction. It is also influenced by significant national and international research including Victoria's own Libraries Building Communities, and the OCLC reports, Content not Containers and Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources.
The document below was distributed to Library Service Managers on 6 March 2007.
It is our intention to edit and condense this document for publication and wider distribution.