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I’ve completed my survey of Australian public libraries. I sent a questionnaire to 165 of the approximately 1700 public libraries in Australia.

The questionnaire asked if public libraries have graphic novel collections and how graphic novels are selected, acquired, catalogued, housed and promoted. I’m hoping my results will show the differences between public libraries in the eight states and territories of Australia. Some states and territories have centralized acquisitions for all public libraries (Western Australia and Tasmania being the best examples) and I want to know if this affects the prevalence of graphic novel collections.

I’m now collating and analysing the results.

Thank you to all the librarians and library officers who answered my questionnaire. Your help is greatly appreciated. And a special thank you to the Perth librarians who completed the pilot questionnaire and made suggestions as to how I could improve it.

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Written by ClareSnow

22 May 2006 at 10:19 am

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