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Public Libraries of New Zealand - A Strategic Framework 2012 - 2017 charts the future of public libraries in New Zealand.

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Public Libraries of New Zealand - A Strategic Framework 2012 - 2017 charts the future of public libraries in New Zealand.  It is designed to help libraries, and their local councils to extend their services through new technology, and improve their efficiency through partnerships and alliances.

It addresses the challenges that public libraries face in meeting  the changing needs of their communities. There has been a significant shift in how people access information and interact in a digital environment. Public Libraries are responding to these changes by using technologies to deliver their purpose in new ways. This means access anywhere, anytime, via smart phone or computer, having E-books to download for free, helping local groups to record and store local history digitally so that it can be both preserved and shared, and giving people access to unique New Zealand treasures stored in other places.

Development of the framework involved input from a broad range of stakeholders and was supported by Local Government New Zealand,  which recognises the vital council service provided by libraries.

Public Libraries of New Zealand - A Strategic Framework 2012 - 2017
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Source: Public Libraries of New Zealand

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The Big Idea Editor

1 Nov 2012

The Big Idea Editor Cathy Aronson is a journalist, photo journalist and digital editor.

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