Dear ALRA colleagues and readers,
The year began with a fresh team and anticipation along with some expectation and
trepidation surrounding the changes in library support for Asian Studies in our southern quarters
and academic challenges at the ANU. The mid-year was marked with the 21st Biennial ASAA Conference
at the ANU, including the exceedingly successful twin-session Asian Studies and its Research
Material Roundtable Discussion [both of which we will feature in a forthcoming Special Issue]. My
thanks to all those who have contributed to this edition and to the readers for their patience.
And one final reminder of our upcoming 2016 AGM on Wednesday 17 August, 2- 3pm. For details and how
to join the meeting, please see “What’s New” on the ALRA home page.