25for25: Celebrating 25 years of digitisation

25for25: Celebrating 25 years of digitisation

August 17, 2015

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Our stories:

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Library’s digitisation program. From lantern slides and glass negatives to maps, posters and sheet music, our team have made more than two million files available online.

Some pretty lanterns made from images in our collection

How to make a paper lantern

August 27, 2015

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Our stories:

Learn how to make paper lanterns using images from our digital image pool.

Genevieve Pergl, Image Access Technician at State Library Victoria

An unexpected link to the Geelong Cats

August 24, 2015

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Our stories:

This month we’re celebrating 25 years of digitising at the Library. We’ve been speaking with some of our Collection Digitisation team to ask them about surprising finds or favourite items.

William Morrow Publishers, 2014

Strutting and fretting their hour; new books in the performing arts

August 21, 2015

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Arts, Film, Performing Arts:

Sometimes the goings on behind the scenes are a whole lot more fascinating than what goes on out the front……

Digitising newspapers

Digitising newspapers

August 19, 2015

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Our stories, Such was life:

Learn how the Library digitises newspapers; from selection of titles through conservation to the scanning of the pages.

Bringing the war home: repatriation records and the family historian – Don Grant Memorial Lecture

Bringing the war home: repatriation records and the family historian – Don Grant Memorial Lecture

August 18, 2015

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Family matters:

The 2015 Don Grant Memorial Lecture was given by Professor Bruce Scates, Chair of History and Australian Studies and Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University.

National Science Week 2015

National Science Week 2015

August 18, 2015

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News:

This week our team are highlighting the vast range of scientific resources available at the Library. From the latest research and cutting edge journals, to rare books and historic pamphlets.

Library acquires three treasures for State Collection

Library acquires three treasures for State Collection

August 14, 2015

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News:

Thanks to many generous donations, we are thrilled to announce that we have raised more than $80,000 for our 2015 Annual Appeal.

ABC, Universal Music, 2014

New Sights & Sounds including Stones, Sinbad and Satchmo.

August 14, 2015

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Arts, Film, Music:

Some great new arrivals in popular music, film soundtracks, musical theatre, jazz, rock, classical, and even marching music for those so inclined.

August 2015   National Family History Month with guest blogger Shauna Hicks

August 2015 National Family History Month with guest blogger Shauna Hicks

August 12, 2015

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Family history events, Family matters:

Special welcome to our August guest blogger Shauna Hicks, coordinator of National Family History Month in Australia.

Such was life

Digitising newspapers

Digitising newspapers

August 19, 2015 2 comments

Learn how the Library digitises newspapers; from selection of titles through conservation to the scanning of the pages.

Arts

William Morrow Publishers, 2014

Strutting and fretting their hour; new books in the performing arts

August 21, 2015 0 comments

Sometimes the goings on behind the scenes are a whole lot more fascinating than what goes on out the front……