These strategies outline the Library's approach to achieving our purpose and vision.
This strategy outlines the Library’s priorities for collecting, operating in conjunction with the Collection Development Policy, and identifying the areas for sustained focus over the next four years.
Access a PDF version of the National Library of Australia's Collecting Strategy 2020 - 2024 (PDF, 741KB).
See how the Library is delivering on its Collecting Strategy and the future opportunities we have identified. Access PDF versions of placemats showing snapshots of the NLA’s current collecting activities August 2022.
- Legal Deposit (PDF, 150 KB)
- Maps & Music (PDF, 197 KB)
- Web Archiving (PDF, 125 KB)
- Overseas Collecting (PDF, 153 KB)
- Manuscripts (PDF, 192 KB)
- Pictures (PDF, 228 KB)
- Oral History (PDF, 109 KB)
Collecting Strategy roadmap
A three-year strategy outlining collecting plans and priorities.
Access a PDF version of the National Library of Australia's Collecting Strategy Roadmap 2020 - 2024 (PDF, 719KB).
Australian society is in the midst of a major digital transition that fundamentally changes the ways in which collecting and memory institutions must operate. This adaptive Digital Strategy reflects what the Library can achieve with current funding, and what can be achieved if the Library is funded to continue its national leadership and collaboration role.
Access a PDF version of the National Library of Australia's Digital Strategy 2023 - 2024 (PDF, 1.33MB).
Digital Strategy roadmap and resourcing scenarios
Four year funding dependent roadmap outlining the Library’s strategic plans for digital.
Access a PDF version of the National Library of Australia's Digital Strategy Roadmap 2022-2025 (PDF, 288KB).
This strategy outlines how the Library will open up the Library’s vast collections so Australians can explore and use them more easily, independently, enjoyably and meaningfully.
Access a PDF version of the National Library of Australia's Engagement Strategy 2023 - 2026 (PDF, 1.32MB).
Engagement Strategy roadmap
A four year plan to expand the Library’s reach and deepen its impact.
Access a PDF version of the National Library of Australia's Engagement Strategy Roadmap (PDF, 110KB).
Trove’s vision is that all Australians engage with cultural collections without barriers and over generations for a strong connection with Australia’s cultural history. This long-term strategy describes different options for the future of Trove.
Access a PDF version of the Trove Strategy (PDF, 1.24MB).
Trove Strategy: components
Trove’s role is broader than the Library alone, and requires additional and diverse funding sources to deliver on its ambition. This placemat provides an overarching view of strategy, services and functions, customer groups and funding arrangements.
Access a PDF version of the Trove Strategy components (PDF, 191KB)