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Bentley. Paul. Merging arts information and curatorial associations: a draft proposal. Looks at the role and operations of arts library and museum special interest group interests in Australian and proposes options for the development of groups in the future. Summary or Full text


Bentley, Paul. Scratching the surface: arts information management in Australia: the role of special interest groups. Speculates on the role of ARLIS/ANZ, IAML and PASIG in the context of restructuring, joint venture and networks trends in the information industry. Summary or Full text.


Bentley, Paul. Why aren’t we at the table? Letter re involvement of library sector in development of a national information plan reprinted in Australian Library Journal Aug 2002




Ayres, Marie Louis. MusicAustralia: Building on National Infrastructure, by Marie Louise Ayres, Project Manager, MusicAustralia, National Library of Australia. Paper delivered at VALA conference, 2004.


Australia's heritage collections. National conservation and preservation policy and strategy developed by the Australian government and museum sector. Canberra: Heritage Collections Council, 1998. Available from the Department of Communications Information Technology and the Arts.


Bentley, Paul. Acting on a New Stage: performing arts information management in New South Wales. A report exploring the management of performing arts information in New South Wales. Led to the establishment of the Wolanski Foundation. Summary or Full text


Bentley, Paul. Submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry into the Role of Libraries in the Online Environment on behalf of the Wolanski Foundation, August 2001. Full text available on Australian Parliament Senate site. If the URL doesn't work, go to the Australian Parliament House site http:/ select the Committees link and drill down.


Cunningham. Adrian. Collecting archives in the new millennium. Paper presented at the Australian Society of Archivists conference, 1997. Recommends the development of a national strategy for management of records in unregulated and semi-regulated organisations.


Cunningham, Adrian. Waiting for the ghost train: strategies for managing electronic personal records before it is too late. Pre-publication version of a paper that was delivered at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, 1999. Available at Rick Barry and Associates website.


Gorman, G.E. The problem is access, the solution is infrastructure in Library Collection and Development Management March 2003. Information organisations cannot survive without substantive changes in terms of resource sharing, not least because they are faced with increasingly robust networks and partnerships among information creators / packagers / vendors / distributors. In order to compete, and to provide the best service possible, libraries and library consortia must become serious about deep resource sharing. 


McCalman, Iain. Museum & heritage management in the new economy: an address to the Humanities and Social Sciences Summit 26-27 July 2001, Canberra. Humanities Research Vol 8, no 1, 2001: 5-15: 


Milne, Ronald.  The 'Distributed National Collection" Access and Cross-Sectoral Collaboration: the Research Support Libraries Programme. Ariadne issue 31


Muir, Adrienne & Oppenheim, Charles. National information policy developments worldwide 1: electronic government. Journal of Information Science, vol 28, no 3, 2002: 173-186.


Muir, Adrienne & Oppenheim, Charles. Report on developments world wide on national information policy, 2002. Recommendations on e-government, content creation and delivery, heritage and legacy, quality of information, universal access, e-commerce,  legal deposit, IPR, FOI, data protection and privacy, information literacy and government websites. Available from the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).   


Museums Australia Performing Arts Special Interest Group. Site includes collection policies of member institutions 


National Library of Australia. See Initiatives pages for information on conferences and meetings, services,  standards and other strategic initiatives, including Digitisation Policy 200-2004, Australian Library and Information Infrastructure, Preserving Access to Digital Information and Australian Subject Gateways. 


Proceedings of the National Symposium on Research in the Performing Arts, held at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, and Victorian Arts Centre May 15-18. Preface by Angela O’Brien. Edited by Alison Richards. Melbourne: School of Studies in Creative Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, 1998. Discusses the problem of defining research in the performing arts, the relevance of performing arts to industry practice, documentation and dissemination of such research and the need for wider recognition and increased funding. Contact:


Ross, Seamus. Information and communications technology in the cultural sector: the need for national strategies. Paper by Seamus Ross and Maria Economou. D-Lib Magazine June 1998



Bearman, David. Standards for networked cultural heritage. Paper by David Bearman of Archives & Museums Informatics describing standards applicable to cultural heritage networks and urging the development of a common reference model as the basis for constructing appropriate standards. Archives and Museums Informatics Vol 9 no 3, 1995.

Bentley, Paul. Documenting the performing arts. Paper on documentation issues and approaches in Australia. Due 2003.

Bolton. Helen. Development and use of theatre databases. Article by Helen K Bolton on privately and commercially developed theatre-specific databases, with observations, discussions and conclusions and bibliography.  Advances in Library Administration and Organization. Jai Press, 1989:131-144.

Brophy, Peter. Towards a generic model of information and library services in the information age. Paper by Peter Brophy outlining the need for theoretical models to underpin research, development and practice. The characteristics of traditional libraries are described and predictions about their future are examined. Recent models of electronic and digital libraries are analyses. A generic model is developed and applications identified. Journal of Documentation Vol 56 no 2 March 2000 

Consortium for the Computer Interchange of Museum Information. Develops and publishes standards for creating and sharing information in and between museums.

Developments in museum and cultural heritage information standards. a joint project of the Getty Information Institute (formerly the Getty Arts History Information program) and the International Committee for the Documentation of the International Council of Museums. Paper edited by Jim Bower and Andrew Roberts for the International Committee for Documentation of the International Council of Museums, 1996.

Discovering online resources across the humanities: a practical implementation of the Dublin Core. Edited by Paul Miller and Daniel Greenstein on behalf of the Arts and Humanities Data Service [ADHS] and the UK Office for Library and Information Networking [UKOLN]. Bath: UKOLN on behalf of AHDS and UKOLN, University of Bath, 1997. 

Hartog, Joh. The computerized gaze and the performing arts. Paper by Joh Hartog in Australian Drama Studies no 32 (April 98):109-130 Describes the development of an electronic database to store data relating to events presented at the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust. Has implications for the way the cultural industry and cultural organisations collect and use information. Australian Drama Studies is published by the Australasian Drama Studies Centre 


Humanities and arts on the information highways: a profile. Final report developed by the Getty Art History Program with the American Council of Learned Societies and the Coalition for Networked Information, September 1994.

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National Culture-Leisure Industry Statistical Framework. Defines and classifies activities as a step towards improving data availability in the cultural sector. Available online through Australia's Cultural Ministers' Council website.


Vellucci, Sherry. Metadata for music: issues and directions. Abstract: The Dublin Core Element Set, fast becoming the accepted metadata standard in the library community, must resolve issues before it can be the ideal metadata scheme to describe music resources. The Resource Description Framework (RDF), with its reference to linked authorities, may provide the optimal framework scheme for describing for implementing a variety of metadata to describe music resources in a global network. Fontes Artis Musicae, vol 46, no 3-4, July-December 1999, published by the International Association of Music Libraries.. 



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