Open access policy
ALIA promotes the free flow of information and ideas through open access to recorded knowledge, information and creative works. This is a core value of the Association.
We support the principle of open access while acknowledging the challenge of finding viable economic models to support it. There is an argument for making original reports member-only, for example, recognising the need to provide members with tangible benefits. However, this runs counter to our underlying belief in open access.
Against this background, we have adopted full open access for the majority of our own reports, conference papers and other grey literature; member-only access for certain unique, high value materials, and green open access for our scholarly journals.
View our open access statement, adopted in 2014.
Open access resources
From 2009 - earlier years available on request.
From 1997 to present day.
Guidelines for library and information services, data and collection management, privacy.
Policies for Education and qualifications | Library and information services | Professional issues | School libraries and teacher librarians | Research | Values and ethics | Workplace
Earlier issues of Australian Academic and Research Libraries, Australian Library Journal and INCITE, plus all our enewsletters are open access.
Documents covering a range of topics including advocacy, education, lobbying, library and information services by sector.
From 2012 - earlier years available on request.