Northern Territory Library policies, planning and legislation

The policies followed by Northern Territory Library include policies shared by all Australian libraries through the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA), and policies that are unique to the Northern Territory Library.

As a general principle Northern Territory Library publishes all major policies and planning documents on the Northern Territory Library website to share strategies and approaches with clients, the national and international library community and other cultural organisations.

Northern Territory Library policies and legislationInformation summary
Conditions of Entry PDF (73.9 KB)The Conditions of Entry policy outlines the conduct the Northern Territory Library expects from clients.
Donations Policy PDF (55.8 KB)The Donations Policy outlines the acceptance of collection material, personal papers, manuscripts, photographs and other items from members of the public.
Legislation - Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004This NT Act provides for the deposit of a copy of all publications published in the Territory with the Northern Territory Library.
Libraries, Learning and Literacy Position Statement PDF (166.1 KB)Position statement on Libraries, Learning and Literacy (August 2013)
Northern Territory Library Strategic Plan 2015-2018 PDF (2.6 MB)This Strategic Plan has been developed to respond to the needs of the diverse and remarkable communities that make up the Northern Territory, the roles that the community needs the library to perform, and our focus over the next four years.
Public Access Computers PDF (122.0 KB)Outlines the conditions of client use of Public Computers

NSLA policies

NSLA policesInformation summary
Collaborative Collections PrinciplesPrinciples underpinning collaborative collecting.
Collaborative Lending PrinciplesCollaborative lending principles, including categories of lending.
Collection Storage GuidelinesGuidelines for the planning of collection storage for physical collections
Copyright Exceptions and LimitationsPosition statement on copyright exceptions and limitations, including Crown copyright, duration of copyright, fair dealing and orphan works
Copyright on Orphan WorksPosition statement on the principles of a reasonable search by a library to identify the copyright owner before making an orphan work accessible
Copyright Owner is UnknownGuidelines for libraries on dealing with works where the copyright owner is unknown
Copyright Principles for Library Clients

Information guide on copyright.

Creative Commons Position Statement

NSLA has released the material it creates as part of Re-imagining Libraries projects using Creative Commons licences.

Deeds of Gift GuidelinesGuidelines set out the purpose and elements of a Deed of Gift, a formal legal agreement that transfers ownership in the materials from the donor to the recipient library and sets out any conditions attached to the donation.
Indigenous Intellectual Property Ownership Position StatementPosition statement on Indigenous Intellectual Property Ownership.
Information and Research Services GuidelinesResearch services available to library clients.
Information and Research Service PrinciplesPrinciples for information and research services.
Information Research Guides GuidelinesGuidelines outlining the process for developing research guides, and the potential for library collaboration to produce them efficiently.
Literacy and Learning Position StatementPosition Statement on Literacy and Learning
Wireless Access Position StatementPrinciples and implementation guidelines for providing wireless access in libraries.
Working with Community GuidelinesGuidelines for collaborative practice between libraries and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Last updated: 15 April 2021

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