Archive for March, 2015

Media Release: CEO and State Librarian Ms Sue Roberts will be retiring from her role

March 16, 2015

News:

Media Release Monday, 16 March 2015 – for immediate release CEO and State Librarian Ms Sue Roberts will be retiring from her role The State Library of Victoria announces that… Read More ›

Upcoming: Children’s Book Festival

Upcoming: Children’s Book Festival

March 15, 2015

News:

We’re inviting kids and their families to dive into the pleasures of books and reading.

Bring the sound of the world into your home

Bring the sound of the world into your home

March 13, 2015

Arts, Music:

With the global sounds of WOMADelaide still vibrating in the air, it seems like a good time to draw your attention to one of our most fascinating eresources, the Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries database from Alexander Street Press; full of beautiful and unexpected pleasures and treasures from around the world.

Century, 1995

The Final Frontier: putting the fiction into science

March 5, 2015

Arts, Film, Television:

The sad news this week of the death of American actor Leonard Nimoy (aka Star Trek’s Mr Spock) transported me back to my days of rubber Vulcan ears and plastic phaser guns…..

Have you looked at the online records available at PROV recently? with guest blogger Charlie Farrugia

Have you looked at the online records available at PROV recently? with guest blogger Charlie Farrugia

March 5, 2015

Family matters:

Charlie Farrugia Senior Collections Advisor at Public Record Office Victoria is our guest blogger for March 2015. He updates us on the range of records now digitised, indexed and available… Read More ›

Moomba

Moomba

March 3, 2015

Social life & customs, Such was life:

Moomba is the festival of the city of Melbourne. It first took place in March 1955 and was initiated by the City Development Association to liven up Melbourne and attract tourists.

Ned Kelly is going on tour

Ned Kelly is going on tour

March 3, 2015

News:

Ned Kelly’s armour, rifle and death mask will be on loan to Bendigo Art Gallery until 8 July.

Upcoming La Trobe Journal to focus on artists’ books

Upcoming La Trobe Journal to focus on artists’ books

March 3, 2015

News:

The latest La Trobe Journal explores how more artists, printmakers and binders are creating and designing books than ever before.

Victorian libraries collaborating to commemorate WWI

Victorian libraries collaborating to commemorate WWI

March 2, 2015

News:

Victoria’s public libraries and the State Library have worked together in the lead-up to the Anzac centenary.