Archive for 2014

New interactive Birds of America display

New interactive Birds of America display

December 8, 2014

News:

Get up close to one of the Library’s most significant books through our new interactive display.

The Summer Read launches

The Summer Read launches

December 5, 2014

News:

The annual Summer Read has launched – grab one of these ten great Victorian books.

Matthew Flinders’ cat

Matthew Flinders’ cat

December 5, 2014

People & professions, Such was life:

One of my favourite books in our children’s collection is a story written by explorer Matthew Flinders about his cat, Trim. This story languished for many years in the archives of the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, until it was discovered and published in the literary magazine Overland in 1973.

Researching your multicultural ancestors – new research guide

Researching your multicultural ancestors – new research guide

December 3, 2014

Family matters, Research guides:

To coincide with the theme of this year’s Family History Feast, we have released a new Family History research guide called Researching your multicultural ancestors.

Livening the place up with a bit of bohemianism

Livening the place up with a bit of bohemianism

December 2, 2014

Arts, Film, Photography, Visual arts:

Bohemians come in all shapes and sizes

The Great Levante and his new magical extravaganza. Accession no: ALMA 94.2/115

Researching ancestors in the performing arts

December 1, 2014

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Whether your ancestor was an actor, circus performer, magician or opera singer, the State Library holds a number of resources that can help you research your performing ancestors in Australia.

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…..