Archive for November, 2014

Designing a new service model

Designing a new service model

November 27, 2014

Changing libraries:

State Library Victoria is part way through redesigning its services around its visitors needs. In this four-part series, Justine Hyde, Director of Library Services & Experience takes us on the… Read More ›

Libraries & technology – a question of relevance

Libraries & technology – a question of relevance

November 27, 2014

Changing libraries:

The “future relevance” of libraries and the impact of technology as a solution in itself is especially topical right now. Interestingly, the conversation seems to be primarily the domain of… Read More ›

Martin Sharp: Designing 1960s counterculture

Martin Sharp: Designing 1960s counterculture

November 26, 2014

Arts, Visual arts:

Anna Welch highlights some Australian psychedelia currently on show in our Mirror of the World exhibition

Something visual on the new books shelf

Something visual on the new books shelf

November 26, 2014

Arts, Painting, Photography, Visual arts:

A handful of fascinating new books have recently arrived on the shelves, centred on the visual arts in all of its many guises…..

New Listening: Sunday Classics, Soundtracks, Black Sorrows & Warnie.

New Listening: Sunday Classics, Soundtracks, Black Sorrows & Warnie.

November 26, 2014

Arts, Music, Musicals, Popular music:

Some new CD arrivals feature on the Listening Posts in Arts. They include recent releases in film soundtracks, pop, rock, classical and musical theatre.

The ebooks are positively crowding the eshelves

The ebooks are positively crowding the eshelves

November 26, 2014

Arts, New books:

A selection of new ebooks in Arts; nothing if not eclectic…..

The Ship of Fools, now boarding in Mirror of the World

The Ship of Fools, now boarding in Mirror of the World

November 26, 2014

Arts, Visual arts:

Currently on display in Mirror of the World is a 1570 English edition of Sebastian Brant’s famous German satire The Ship of Fools.

Understanding Spring Street End

Understanding Spring Street End

November 24, 2014

Our stories:

Get the inside story on one of our permanent artworks.

New: La fin du monde

New: La fin du monde

November 24, 2014

News:

New to our collection, ‘La fin du monde’ (1919) is a true work of art, featuring spectacular illustrations by French Modernist Fernand Léger.

Our favourites

Our favourites

November 23, 2014

Our stories:

Hear our staff members reveal their favourites from the Library’s collection.