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 legislation||Information summary|
|Conditions of Entry||The Conditions of Entry policy outlines the conduct the Northern Territory Library expects from clients.|
|Donations Policy||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 2004||This 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||Position statement on Libraries, Learning and Literacy (August 2013)|
|Northern Territory Library Strategic Plan 2015-2018||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||Outlines the conditions of client use of Public Computers|
|NSLA polices||Information summary|
|Collaborative Collections Principles||Principles underpinning collaborative collecting.|
|Collaborative Lending Principles||Collaborative lending principles, including categories of lending.|
|Collection Storage Guidelines||Guidelines for the planning of collection storage for physical collections|
|Copyright Exceptions and Limitations||Position statement on copyright exceptions and limitations, including Crown copyright, duration of copyright, fair dealing and orphan works|
|Copyright on Orphan Works||Position 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 Unknown||Guidelines 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 Guidelines||Guidelines 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 Statement||Position statement on Indigenous Intellectual Property Ownership.|
|Information and Research Services Guidelines||Research services available to library clients.|
|Information and Research Service Principles||Principles for information and research services.|
|Information Research Guides Guidelines||Guidelines outlining the process for developing research guides, and the potential for library collaboration to produce them efficiently.|
|Literacy and Learning Position Statement||Position Statement on Literacy and Learning|
|Wireless Access Position Statement||Principles and implementation guidelines for providing wireless access in libraries.|
|Working with Community Guidelines||Guidelines for collaborative practice between libraries and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.|
Last updated: 15 April 2021
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