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By Esharenana E. Adomi

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All universities are seeking to enhance income from non-government sources. Universities have become more market-driven and have adopted various strategies to increase income in a challenging environment. Australian university libraries and their traditional income sources University libraries in Australia are funded by their parent organizations, sometimes through a fixed percentage of overall university income, sometimes through indexation of historically fixed amounts and sometimes through a negotiation process based on various forms of budgeting, which may be program or project related.

Most branches contain eZones (the UQ equivalent of information commons or collaborative learning centres) containing in excess of 1,100 personal computers. There are also several warehouses containing less frequently used materials and the Library houses a cafe´ and is responsible for the University Archives. In addition to traditional library services, the Cybrary provides computer help and training to students throughout the University via its Ask IT service. The Library centralises planning, facilities management, processing, information technology, human resource management, staff development, finance, management of networked printing, document delivery and information skills training support service delivery through the library branches.

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