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INCITE magazine

INCITE is the premier magazine for the library and information sector in Australia. It is distributed to all ALIA Members and to subscribers around the world.

ISSN 0158-0876 (print), 2202-347X (online)

Read INCITE

ALIA Members can access the latest full editions and back issues of INCITE via our Member Centre.
A searchable database of old issues of INCITE is available here through AustLII.

Digital only INCITE

Following on from the successful launch of the digital only issues in 2018, two issues of INCITE each year will be produced in digital only format. For 2019 and 2020 the May/June and November/December issues will be digital only.

2019 digital only issues

The November/December 2019 issue has been produced as a digital only edition in pdf format.

The pdf of the Nov/Dec issue of INCITE is available to download freely. Along with this issue we have also developed a pdf supplement on digital inclusion in libraries.

(Please note: the November/December issue of INCITE is approximately 10 MB in size and may take a few moments to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection)

The May/June 2019 issue has been produced as a digital only edition in pdf format.

The pdf of the May/June issue of INCITE is available to download freely. Along with this issue we have also developed a supplement on special libraries, this interactive pdf is best read on Adobe Acrobat Reader (available for free) and requires Adobe Flash (available for free) for full interactivity. 

(Please note: the May/June issue of INCITE is approximately 20 MB in size and may take a few moments to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection)

2018 digital only issues

The May/June and November/December 2018 issues of INCITE were digital only editions of INCITE. You can see ALIA CEO Sue McKerracher's announcement of this in the 2018 March/April issue.

The November/December 2018 issue has been produced as a digital only edition in pdf format.

The pdf version of the Nov/Dec issue of INCITE is available to download freely.

(Please note: the November/December issue of INCITE is approximately 20 MB in size and may take a few moments to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection)

The May/June 2018 issue has been produced as a digital only edition in interactive pdf and epub3 formats.

The interactive pdf version of digital INCITE is best read on Adobe Acrobat Reader (available for free) and requires Adobe Flash (available for free) for full interactivity.

If your device cannot run Adobe Acrobat or Flash, we’ve also created an epub3 version of the magazine. This version has been designed for reading through iBooks and the use of other ereading applications may result in an altered user experience.

(Please note: the May/June issue of INCITE is approximately 200 MB in size and may take a few minutes to download, depending on the speed of your internet connection)

Write for INCITE 

Ideas for articles are always welcome. Email the editor with your idea or story lead. Please read the guidelines on how to submit to INCITE and below is a list of our 2019 features and copy deadlines.

We welcome submissions from ALIA Members and staff belonging to Institutional Member organisations, along with content from invited guest contributors (articles by non members may be published at the discretion of the editor).


INCITE 2020 features and copy deadlines


Issue 1/2 Jan/Feb: Copy due 12 November 2019  Theme: Critical Librarianship

Let’s discuss critical librarianship and brainstorm what it means to bring social change into a library setting. We’re looking for discussion starters around topics such as library neutrality; social justice in strategic planning; Indigenous inclusion and respect; homelessness; LGBTQIA+ inclusion and respect; and refugee and asylum seekers. How have you explored these ideas in your library and what should be the place of libraries in these conversations?


Issue 3/4 Mar/Apr: Copy due 14 January 2020  Theme: Leadership

ALIA President, Robert Knight OAM, has set his Presidential theme as ‘leadership’ and we are looking for examples of leadership from libraries across Australia. How have you, or someone you work with has stood up and led to achieve change in your workplace? Leadership takes on many more forms than management and we’d like to hear from those who lead at any stage of their library and information professional lives.


Digital Issue 5/6 May/Jun: Copy due 17 March 2020  Theme: Create

This will be ALIA's first digital only issue of INCITE for the year.

With the Library and Information Week 2020 theme being announced as ‘Create’, for this issue of INCITE we are asking to share how you, or your library, create. In this vein, we have organised with the ALIA New Generation Advisory Committee and the ALIA Students and New Graduates Group for them to guest edit this issue of INCITE. So, the call out is simple, what story do you have about how, or what, libraries create?


Issue 7/8 Jul/Aug: Copy due 19 May 2020  Theme: Digital freedoms

From the right to be forgotten, to net neutrality, and on to freedom of speech, the digital space has transformed library products and services as well as the ways we communicate. We want to hear how your workplace has responded to changes in data retention laws, or what advocacy you’ve done to ensure that your users can access the information that they need. Has the 2018 Safe Harbour legislation protected your library from a copyright complaint? Please share your experience, so the industry can learn from it.


Issue 9/10 Sep/Oct: Copy due 21 July 2020  Theme: Professional growth

In any living organism, growth is present. In our professional lives, it is important to regularly nourish ourselves with new learning to ensure we remain dynamic and thriving in our roles. By seeking out, participating in, and reflecting on learning opportunities that address our professional needs and preferences we foster professional growth for ourselves while also contributing to a culture of learning in our library settings. We’d like to hear stories about your professional growth and how you’ve nourished your professional life.


Digital Issue 11/12 Nov/Dec: Copy due 15 September 2020  Theme: Calling for change 

This will be ALIA's second digital only issue of INCITE for the year.

Like the rest of the world, the library and information profession is constantly changing and how we deal with that change makes a great different to library users. For this issue we are looking for stories about how you have responded to calls for change or how you’ve stayed ahead of the game, innovating and initiating change before it is called for. Let us know about an example of how you have campaigned to change something about your workplace or share how you’ve managed to challenge expectations within your community.


INCITE 2019 features and copy deadlines


Issue 1/2 Jan/Feb: Copy due 13 November 2018  Theme: State of Australian libraries

From this issue, ALIA has made the article 'More copyright reform for libraries in 2019' by Jessica Coates free to access.


Issue 3/4 Mar/Apr: Copy due 15 January 2019  Theme: Indigenous matters

From this issue, ALIA has made the article 'Serving users in Central Australia' by Melissa Raymond, Lynn Day, and Amanda Bethel-Donaldson free to access.


Digital Issue 5/6 May/Jun: Copy due 19 March 2019  Theme: Industry innovation 

As this issue is digital only, ALIA has made the entire issue free to access, including the supplement on special libraries.


Issue 7/8 Jul/Aug: Copy due 14 May 2019  Theme: What binds us together 

From this issue, ALIA has made the article 'Let's Work Together For Sustainability', a Q&A with incoming IFLA President, Christine MacKenzie, free to access.


Issue 9/10 Sep/Oct: Copy due 16 July 2019  Theme: Campaign slogans

From this issue, ALIA has made the article 'Renew Our Libraries' by ALIA President Robert Knight OAM free to access.


Digital Issue 11/12 Nov/Dec: Copy due 17 September 2019  Theme: Digital inclusion 

As this issue is digital only, ALIA has made the entire issue free to access, including the supplement on digital inclusion.


Advertise in INCITE

INCITE is read by library and information professionals nationally and internationally. It is consistently identified by our members as one of the key benefits and resources provided through their membership of ALIA, with 5,000 paid copies distributed of every edition and a readership of over 20,000 across all sectors and interests in the profession. INCITE readers look to the magazine for accurate, informative reports on the latest news and events in the library world, and are keen to know about the latest products and services relevant to their industry.

Every edition is published in hard copy and online. INCITE can help you connect directly with Australia’s library and information professionals. 

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