New books and accidental themes

New books and accidental themes

November 29, 2010

Arts:

I’m hooked! Whenever I look at the new books coming into the Arts Library I now find myself trying to spot a recurring theme that might make an interesting blog post;… Read More ›

Behind the scenes at PROV

November 26, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend a behind the scenes tour of the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV). The tour was run by a Liz, a… Read More ›

Using wikis for family history

November 24, 2010

Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

A wiki is a collaborative website, which allows multiple authors to contribute content to its pages. Some wikis allow anyone to add, edit or delete information, while others restrict it… Read More ›

Dreaming of Britten

Dreaming of Britten

November 24, 2010

Arts:

Opera Australia is rolling back into town and bringing with it one of my favourite 20th century operas, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Benjamin Britten. This is Baz Luhrman’s wildly… Read More ›

Christmas Concert Screening in Arts.

Christmas Concert Screening in Arts.

November 23, 2010

Arts, Music:

A Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert is the next program in the Music & Dance on Film series, and the second of two special Christmas screenings.  It will be held in Arts… Read More ›

Sound Beam for Spring

Sound Beam for Spring

November 22, 2010

Arts, Music, Popular music:

Sound Beam is a regular program highlighting recorded music from the Arts audio-visual collection. It is accessible via headphones at selected workstations in the Arts Reading Room. Sound Beam currently features… Read More ›

Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Roadshow

November 18, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Last Friday, I had a fascinating morning at Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Roadshow in Melbourne. I listened to an interesting talk from Elaine Collins of findmypast.co.uk about their… Read More ›

New bookstore opens today

New bookstore opens today

November 18, 2010

Announcements, News:

A new, larger bookstore opens in Palmer Hall at the State Library today.

Cinematic unpleasantness in Arts

Cinematic unpleasantness in Arts

November 15, 2010

Arts, Film:

I always love browsing through the new books as they appear on our shelves, and just occasionally an accidental theme emerges from the variety of titles and subjects on display. For instance,… Read More ›

UK 1911 census soon to be available on Ancestry.com

November 12, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

Ancestry.com will publish the 1911 England and Wales census online, having has acquired the rights from National Archives (UK). The census returns will be added one county at a time,… Read More ›

Such was life

The Chief Librarian’s casting vote

The Chief Librarian’s casting vote

November 26, 2019 5 comments

It is quite a tenuous connection but could our Library claim some credit for the exploration of the Antarctic?

Arts

Pop music ephemera is pop music

October 25, 2019 2 comments

There has been an amazing new collection that has received a steady stream of attention here in the SLV Arts Collection, and it’s more obscure than you might immediately guess:… Read More ›