Archive for May, 2012

New Listening Post Sounds: Annie, Australian Pop & more.

New Listening Post Sounds: Annie, Australian Pop & more.

May 31, 2012

Arts, Music, Musicals:

Some great Australian recordings feature on new CDs arriving in Arts. All of these and many more are currently available on Listening Posts 7 & 8 in Arts. There are… Read More ›

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

May 29, 2012

Family matters, Uncategorized:

This year Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her  Diamond Jubilee, marking  the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne. Although she ascended the throne on February 6th, 1952, her coronation… Read More ›

The Naxos Video Library: another stream to jump into!

The Naxos Video Library: another stream to jump into!

May 26, 2012

Arts, Music, Performing Arts:

You know how much I love the Naxos Music Library? Well the same can be said for the Naxos Video Library, which continues to build its content with an interesting… Read More ›

Readers shape State Library ebook collection

Readers shape State Library ebook collection

May 25, 2012

Announcements, Library services, News:

For the past 150 years the State Library of Victoria has selected and collected books on behalf of all Victorians. Now, for the first time, the Library is enabling users to choose what is added to the ebook collection.

The surface of things

The surface of things

May 23, 2012

Arts:

Last July, one of my housemates and I spent three nights together in New York City. We were both at the end of our holidays, and winding down in our… Read More ›

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Screening

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Screening

May 22, 2012

Arts, Theatre:

Romeo & Juliet : a play in five acts by William Shakespeare is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday 23 May in… Read More ›

Jumping into the Naxos music stream

Jumping into the Naxos music stream

May 19, 2012

Arts, Music:

I just LOVE the Naxos Music Library (one million tracks and counting!), and it’s always worthwhile checking in to see what’s been added recently. Available to one and all via… Read More ›

John Wylie named 23rd President of the Library Board of Victoria

John Wylie named 23rd President of the Library Board of Victoria

May 18, 2012

About us, Announcements, News:

John Wylie AM will become the next President of the Library Board of Victoria.

Nation’s history contained in insurance archive

Nation’s history contained in insurance archive

May 16, 2012

News, Uncategorized:

Australia’s earliest surviving life insurance policy and the insurance claim for the destruction of the Glenrowan Inn by the Victorian Police are some of the historical riches to be found in the Suncorp Insurance Archive, donated to the State Library of Victoria today.

The pleasures of browsing…..I live for the theatre!

The pleasures of browsing…..I live for the theatre!

May 14, 2012

Arts, Musicals, New books, Performing Arts, Theatre:

We used to call them “open access” collections, but they have been transformed into the far more appealing “browsing shelves”; a pleasant notion which carries with it the possibility of… Read More ›