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Access to Asian serials in Australian libraries

Andrew Gosling (Andrew Gosling is Chief Librarian, Asian Collections at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia, and President of the East Asian Library Resources Group of Australia (EALRGA). E‐mail:

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 August 2000



The past decade has seen considerable achievements by Australian libraries in improving access to Asian serials. This has been largely the result of cooperative effort. However, there remain significant problems and issues for the future. Challenges identified by librarians and users include the paucity of current Asian serials in many libraries; reduced or uncertain funding and specialised staffing; how to maximise online and physical access to the major Asian collections in Canberra; and finding the appropriate balance between print and electronic journals.



Gosling, A. (2000), "Access to Asian serials in Australian libraries", Library Review, Vol. 49 No. 6, pp. 286-293.




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