State Library of South Australia

Indigenous protocols and policy

The Library endorses and has adopted the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols for Libraries, Archives and Information Services. It was also a contributor to the National Policy Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library Services and Collections and the associated National and State Libraries Australasia Position statement on Indigenous intellectual property and ownership. The purpose of these is to guide the development of library services and collections for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Digital repatriation policy

The State Library will be responsive to requests from Indigenous Knowledge Centres and other community-owned databases to digitally repatriate relevant material from its collection back to the community of origin on a cost-recovery basis.

Requests must come from an established or developing Indigenous Knowledge Centre or similar community-owned online information service. This policy does not apply to copy requests made by individuals.

Repatriation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities SLSA-Policy%20No.%2019 (820 kb)

For more information, including the fuller picture of costs and conditions please contact the Library via Ask Us or by calling (08) 8207 7250 and asking to speak to someone in Indigenous Collections.

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