Share it - Resource Sharing Futures


About the event

Journal articles, ebooks, pictures, music -library users want them, they want them cheaply, and they want them now (or preferably yesterday).

But can libraries continue to meet their needs while also balancing the books? With an expanding marketplace characterised by increasing competition from alternative providers, could it be time for libraries to bow out of the resource-sharing arena? Or do we simply need to think about doing things differently?

What's the future of resource sharing? Does it have a future?

Proudly brought to you by ALIA and Libraries Australia, Share it brings together international, national and local speakers to grapple with these and other resource-sharing dilemmas - and to consider the way forward.

Whether you're at the interlibrary loan and document delivery coal face, or facing tough decisions about the viability of resource sharing in your organisation, Share it will get you talking, planning and thinking about the future.




The program will be announced in early 2018.

Please note that the conference is a one day event with the second day being an invitation only working group.


Chris Riedy
University of Technology Sydney

Chris Riedy is Professor of Sustainability Governance and Director of Higher Degree Research at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney. He is a transdisciplinary academic with a career focus on governance for sustainable futures. Chris draws on sociological and political theory, futures thinking and transformative science to design, facilitate and evaluate practical experiments in transformative change towards sustainable futures. He has a strong research interest in the potential for sharing to contribute towards a sustainable future.


Jessica Coates
Australian Libraries Copyright Committee

Jessica Coates is a copyright and communications policy expert with nearly two decades of experience working in Australia and overseas. She is the Copyright and Policy Advisor of the Australian Libraries Copyright Committee, and the Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Alliance. Prior to joining the ALCC and ADA, she worked as the Global Network Manager of non-profit Creative Commons, supporting the activities of its international community. She has also had stints as a copyright and broadcasting policy adviser for the Australian government and industry, and as an academic, lecturer and educator. She has law degrees from both the Australian National University and Melbourne University.



Registration will open in early 2018.

The registration fee will be $200 (inc GST) which includes access to all sessions on Thursday 10 May 2018 and catering.


The conference is being held at the National Library of Australia. Please check their website for current details on parking and facilities.

Getting to Canberra and around

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Rydges Captial Hill

10% discount off the best available rate for stays between 9 – 12 May 2018.

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17 Canberra Avenue, Forrest ACT 2603

Abode Narrabundah

10% discount off the best available rate for stays between 9 – 12 May 2018.

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61 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah ACT 2604

Novotel Canberra

Offering a standard room rate of $220 room only, per room, per night for stays between 9 – 12 May 2018.

Please note: For the night of 8 May 2018 (Federal Budget night in Canberra) there is a room rate for a standard queen room - $550.00 room only per room per day.

To make a booking simply call (02 6245 5000) or email ( the Novotel Canberra directly and use the unique booking code to access the rates. The code is AUS090518.

65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601

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