2: SIGS GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
STRATEGIC PLAN 1998-2000
foster excellence in arts librarianship and visual resources curatorship for
the advancement of the visual and applied arts
increase the effectiveness of arts librarians and visual resources curators
Act as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas. Strategies:ARLIS/ANZ
Website, ARLISANZ-L, electronic abstracting and indexing tools; Indexing the Visual arts in Australia survey; member contribution to
opportunities for communication and networking among arts librarians and
allied professionals. Strategies: Conference promotion; collaborative
Stimulate research and its reporting in arts documentation and related fields.
Strategies: conference publishing guidelines and procedures; research award;
publication of research in progress
Enhance continuing education opportunities in fields of arts librarianship and
visual resource curatorship. Strategies, conference themes, workshop
guidelines; promote workshops; travel award; distinguished service award
Increase membership and diversity in the profession and the Society.
Strategies: Membership drive; links with other groups; survey needs; install
membership directory on Website
increase the profession’s effectiveness in managing a constantly changing
Establish and promote the society’s leadership in technological issues
relative to visual arts documentation and digital imaging. Strategies: Visual
Resources Subcommittee; Define issues; Share information; Observe.
Objective 2B. Promote awareness of new research and
scholarly trends in history, theory and criticism of the visual arts.
Strategies: Identify information on Website; Delegate responsibilities.
exert an influence on external forces affecting the profession through
promotion, cooperation and advocacy
Achieve increased recognition for ARLISANZ within the arts and information
communities by confirming and promoting the pre-eminence of the Society and
its members in arts documentation. Strategies: create PR mechanisms and take
Identify and forge links with other affinity groups Strategies: Create list;
identify resource lists; establish links; publicise ARLISANZ activities.
and promote professional and information standards. Strategies: Identify
needed standards on visual resources, imaging, cataloguing; identify
relevant standards bodies; identify standards projects. Publish results on
strengthen and extend the internal organisation and operation of the Society
to ensure the continued vitality and progress of ARLIS/ANZ
Objective 4A. Review and expand the organisation and structure of the Society.
Strategies. Investigate improvements; establish editorial committee; establish
Improve communication among the membership and between groups within the
Society. Strategies: Create channels; identify projects and activities
requiring cross-chapter involvement; serials swapping guidelines.
Maintain and expand the Society’s sound financial structure. Strategies:
Financial plan and guidelines; budget review; conference budget planning;
conference sponsors; banking and/or investment program; supplementary funding
programs that meet the needs and support activities of all members and
components of the Society. Strategies. Guidelines and procedures for annual
review of Strategic Plan.
Gather and utilise management information. Strategies: Review/expand
membership database, including institutional affiliation; define quality
control standards; procedures for generation of standards and special reports.
Society history and archives information.
AUSTRALIA PERFORMING ARTS SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP
of PASIG are committed to:
development of coordinated national collecting policies and
strategies for the performing arts
public knowledge of Australia’s performing arts heritage through public
documentation and display including use of the Internet
access to Australia’s performing arts heritage increased cooperation between
key stake- holders in performing arts heritage including collecting
institutions, government bodies, performing arts companies, and key
the role and nature of exhibitions in line with changing technologies
is distinguished by the involvement of a broad range of collecting
institutions. Museums, libraries, archives, galleries and tertiary educational
institutions at state and national levels come together in the interests of
collecting, preserving and making accessible Australia's performing arts
is driven by the enthusiasm for Australia's performing arts that is inclusive
of our unique indigenous heritage and our multicultural influences, as well as
the traditions of English, European and American theatre
of PASIG recognise the fact that no one institution can collect
comprehensively in the performing arts. A distributed national collection of
Australia’s performing arts heritage is a necessity, involving a coordinated
approach to the collection and preservation of the following materials and
scripts and scores; designs and drawings for sets, costumes, and lighting: set
models and other artefacts; printed and published material such as programs,
advertising flyers, subscription brochures, posters, invitations, newspaper
clippings and reviews; films, videos, sound recordings and tapes.
Genres: drama, comedy, opera, musical
theatre, chamber music, orchestral music, choral music, rock music, street
theatre, puppetry, circus, vaudeville, television, film, video, radio.
ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRES
and promote the activities of libraries, archives and documentation centres
concerned with music and music materials, to strengthen cooperation among
institutions and individuals working in these fields and to publish
information concerning their work.
To promote a
better understanding of the cultural importance of music libraries, archives
and documentation centres both nationally and internationally.
To support and
facilitate the realization of projects in music bibliography, music
documentation and music library science at national and international levels.
To promote the
availability of all publications and documents relating to music, including,
particularly, international exchange and lending.
and support the development of standards in all areas that concern the
To promote the
availability of suitable professional education and training.
To further the
bibliographical control of music materials of all kinds
To support the
protection and preservation of musical documents of all periods.
with other organizations in the fields of librarianship, bibliography,
archival science, documentation, music and musicology.
arrange international meetings of its members
publish an official journal dealing with all matters of professional
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