Blogs

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It's a wrap! 2018 training wrap-up

2018 has been a busy year of training, with nearly 30 training sessions delivered to over 300 public library staff 

PanDA

Digital asset ingestion at scale

Workflows: a language we can all understand

Mapping work flows for born digital collection and preservation

Richard Race Lewis’ "Sydney Expansion Scheme"

The Sydney Expansion Scheme was a radical 1920s public works proposal that involved carving out canals throughout greater Sydney. 

Going to court?

Representing yourself in court? Need a lawyer? Want to know how courts work?

The Toganmain Map Collection

Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Information Studies student Jillian Fearnley has recently completed a project working on the Library's Toganmain map collection.

One Hundred Years of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie 

It’s one hundred years since May Gibbs’ much loved gumnut brothers found their way into the hearts and homes of Australians. Items on display in the Amaze Gallery until February 2019.

SPINE 004: Mrs Dickens’ songbook

Reader in Residence Caroline Baum explores a songbook belonging to Catherine Dickens that was recently brought to life at the Library.

From the stacks - Dogs in the military

Often forgotten and rarely recognised, are our four-legged canine diggers, who have served and suffered alongside Australian soldiers.

Seniors in Focus 2018

The NSW Home Library Services Working group presented a fascinating program at their biennial Seniors in Focus seminar.  

Library Council on tour

Last week the Library Council went on tour visiting libraries across the Central Northern Regional Library service and Armidale War Memorial Library.

Rose de Freycinet poem

A recent addition to the collection, a poem dedicated to Rose de Freycinet, shows us how this remarkable woman was perceived by those she met on her voyage around the world.

Remembrance Day - Firth Brothers letters

Letters from the Firth brothers that are held in the State Library's collection are the subject of an article from researcher Philippa Scarlett.

Who was Kath?

The Library recently acquired an album of photographs without any details of the owner or the subjects of the photographs, but one person is named. Who was Kath?

Is your library dementia friendly?

Ideas for collections, programs and  library design to assist people with dementia.