State Library Victoria announces summer exhibition celebrating 40 years of Triple R

State Library Victoria announces summer exhibition celebrating 40 years of Triple R

August 9, 2016

News:

Opening Friday 18 November ‘ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR’ is the first-ever exhibition showcasing Australia’s most successful community radio station.

The erasure of Melbourne’s wetlands

The erasure of Melbourne’s wetlands

August 29, 2016

Buildings & streets, Cities & towns, Such was life:

Creative fellow and author, Dr David Sornig, shows us how the library’s maps and manuscripts chart the demise of West Melbourne’s wetlands in his special guest blog this week. Welcome David.

It’s art Jim, but not as we know it; new books to stretch the imagination

It’s art Jim, but not as we know it; new books to stretch the imagination

August 26, 2016

Arts, New books:

Denizens of the night, a plethora of postcards, illuminated walls, and things that go bump in the night; all in a day’s work for the Arts Library’s new book stand.

Celebrating Children’s Book Week 2016

Celebrating Children’s Book Week 2016

August 24, 2016

News:

We welcomed more than 200 little readers, their families and carers to the Library this morning for a special 2016 Children’s Book Week Storytime.

Supporting Hearing Awareness Week 2016

Supporting Hearing Awareness Week 2016

August 24, 2016

News:

This week is national Hearing Awareness Week (21-27 August), an annual initiative that raises awareness for the needs of Australians who are deaf or hearing impaired.

"Bruce Fletcher ... in the attic-like studio ... in Howard St., Glen Iris" Herald & Weekly Times Limited portrait collection. This work is in copyright. H38849/5350.

Long Tan at 50

August 18, 2016

Our stories:

Half a century has now passed since Australia’s most well known battle of its decade long involvement in South Vietnam. 18 diggers were killed and another 24 were wounded in the dramatic fighting that took place in the rubber plantation near the village of Xa Long Tan on the 18th August 1966.

The 2016 Inky Awards shortlist covers

Announcing the 2016 Inky Awards shortlist

August 16, 2016

News:

The Centre for Youth Literature at State Library Victoria has announced the shortlist for the 2016 Inky Awards for young adult literature today, celebrating a decade of the national teen choice prize.

Electronic Game - Sunwing UFO, Source: Museum Victoria, Copyright Museum Victoria

Save the Game.

August 12, 2016

Changing libraries:

Videogames have a preservation issue. The perpetual and profitable march ‘forward’ by technology renders videogames obsolete within years of their release.

Alligator North Australia, ca. 1900-ca. 1914, H91.93/112

Long-term thinking for your born digital legacy

August 11, 2016

Changing libraries:

Recently my attention was captured by the clickbaity headline, “The couple who rescued their iPhone from the jaws of an ALLIGATOR to save their photos of their ten-month-old son”, because it’s a great starting point for thinking about personal digital archiving.

My life and digital preservation

My life and digital preservation

August 11, 2016

Changing libraries:

Over time, digital preservation has moved from a preoccupation with physical objects which embodied digital files, to online digital content.

Game-changer: Collecting born-digital manuscripts

Game-changer: Collecting born-digital manuscripts

August 10, 2016

Changing libraries:

Collecting born-digital manuscripts poses some exciting challenges for the Library’s Manuscripts Collection. Here, Dr Kevin Molloy reveals how this type of material is a game-changer for collecting institutions and peoples’ own personal records.

Such was life

The erasure of Melbourne’s wetlands

The erasure of Melbourne’s wetlands

August 29, 2016 0 comments

Creative fellow and author, Dr David Sornig, shows us how the library’s maps and manuscripts chart the demise of West Melbourne’s wetlands in his special guest blog this week. Welcome David.

Arts

It’s art Jim, but not as we know it; new books to stretch the imagination

It’s art Jim, but not as we know it; new books to stretch the imagination

August 26, 2016 0 comments

Denizens of the night, a plethora of postcards, illuminated walls, and things that go bump in the night; all in a day’s work for the Arts Library’s new book stand.