The John L. Alford Case Library is an internationally recognised library of public sector cases and a unique resource centre for the advancement of interactive teaching. It recognises the outstanding contribution of Professor John Alford to the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. Not only has Professor Alford researched and published widely in public management, he has also been instrumental in establishing and building the case library, promoting interactive teaching methods, and developing and leading foundation teaching programs.
Our internationally acclaimed John L. Alford Case Library has been developed for the use of the school and its affiliate institutions in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific nations.
Membership is available free of charge to our government and university partners. ANZSOG alumni automatically become members. Membership also is available to other users, who may join by paying an annual membership fee.
The categories of membership are:
Affiliate membership: Available to the universities and governments that are ANZSOG partners. ANZSOG alumni are automatically signed up as affiliate members. Affiliate membership gives free access to case material, but requires members to agree to restrict the distribution of cases.
Individual academic or public sector employee: Individual academics at a non-affiliated university, or public sector employees in a government not affiliated to ANZSOG, may become members for an annual fee of AU$100 (plus GST).
Academic institution or government agency: Academic institutions or government agencies may become members for an annual fee of AU$300 (plus GST), which pays for an 'umbrella membership'. One person is nominated as responsible for the membership, and advises the names of additional people, such as academic colleagues, who are authorised to download cases.
For-profit entity: Organisations, such as corporates using cases for training, individuals or organisations providing training on a fee-paying basis may become members for an annual fee of AU$5000 (plus GST).
Not-for-profit entity: The membership rate will be advised on application.
Outside the region: The John L. Alford Case Library manages memberships and distributes cases to applicants in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific countries, including the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Applicants in other parts of the world can purchase ANZSOG cases through The Case Centre.
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