ARC Linkage Projects
Monash University is the administering organisation, unless otherwise indicated.
Legal and social dynamics of ebook lending in Australia’s public libraries
Australian Research Council
Dr Rebecca Giblin (Monash University – Faculty of Law)
National and State Libraries
Ebooks have tremendous beneficial potential, particularly for Australians in remote areas and those with impaired mobility or vision. Compared to physical books however, the rights of libraries to acquire and lend them are severely restricted. This project brings together 8 library partners with legal, social and data science researchers to investigate ebook lending practices and understand their social impacts. Building upon that evidence base, the project will identify ways of reforming policy, law, and practice to help libraries fulfil their public interest missions. This project seeks to cast new light on libraries’ social and cultural roles in the digital age, and enable them to extract more value from existing public investments.
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Partner organisations: Clayton Utz Solicitors
Closing the gap on Indigenous birth registration
A/Prof Jonathan Clough
Asking the right questions: improving juror comprehension of judicial directions
A/Prof Chris Trotter (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences)
(Administered by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University)
The impact of incarceration on children's care: a strategic framework for good care planning