New editions: 144 great magazines in the heart of the Library

New editions: 144 great magazines in the heart of the Library

January 16, 2018

Our stories:

At State Library Victoria we have magazines in all shapes and sizes from over 1500 active subscriptions, perfect if you want the latest in culture, current affairs, commerce, computers, clothing, craft, cars, cricket, conservation, comets… and cockatoos?

Illustrated Children’s Books: Samuel and William Calvert

Illustrated Children’s Books: Samuel and William Calvert

January 16, 2018

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The brothers Samuel and William Calvert established a series of children’s books in the 1870s called Calvert’s Australian Picture Books, bringing wood block printing techniques developed by the English master printer Edmund Evans to Australia.

An example of the items available in PressReader

2017 in eResources

December 19, 2017

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State Library Victoria offers a growing collection of electronic resources. Our current eResource collection consists of over 200,000 full text eResources, including multi-subject databases, historic archives, popular magazines and scholarly… Read More ›

2017 in ebooks

2017 in ebooks

December 19, 2017

Our stories:

Our eBook collection includes biographies, travel books, titles on politics, history, philosophy, arts, health and many other subjects. We purchased our 10,000th ebook in 2017 and we are adding new titles each month.

ABC-Universal, 2017

Festive Sights & Sounds in Arts

December 18, 2017

Arts, Music:

New arrivals include this festive season selection of popular, classical and choral music, children’s songs and ballet. From the Wiggles and Nutcracker to the Melbourne Symphony and Amber Lawrence, there is… Read More ›

Research Guides – get the best information

Research Guides – get the best information

December 18, 2017

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Our Library has developed a wide range of online research guides to assist our patrons unravel the complexity and cut through the online white noise in order to access the best information for your interests and research tasks. Topics range from frequent research tasks, to tasks and interests that are regular but not frequent. They make complex subjects and collections more easily accessible, navigable and useable.

Announcing a new prize for short story collections

Announcing a new prize for short story collections

December 14, 2017

News:

Australian short story publisher Spineless Wonders has partnered with online publishing platform Tablo, State Library Victoria and Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund to create a new award for writers of short story collections.

Remembering Passchendaele – 100 years on

Remembering Passchendaele – 100 years on

December 4, 2017

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The Battle of Passchendaele has come to symbolise the horrors of the Great War, largely due to the photographs taken at the time

Digitising and cataloguing 11,000 works on paper

Digitising and cataloguing 11,000 works on paper

December 1, 2017

Collection, Our stories:

Recently the Library finished digitising 11,000 works from the collection – the result of a complex combination of research, cataloguing, scanning and photography before the works finally appear online.

Winning artworks unveiled as State Library Victoria and Redbubble create art history

Winning artworks unveiled as State Library Victoria and Redbubble create art history

December 1, 2017

News:

State Library Victoria partnered with global creative marketplace Redbubble in the unique art initiative to open the Library’s vast digital collection to more people, and encourage them to explore it.

Such was life

The old tin shed

The old tin shed

January 25, 2018 22 comments

‘The Elizabeth Street blot’, ‘unsightly’, ‘deplorable’, ‘an ancient eyesore’. Few buildings in our city’s history excited as much controversy as ‘the old tin shed’.

Arts

Kooyong’s greatest hits

Kooyong’s greatest hits

February 13, 2018 0 comments

Some of Kooyong’s greatest hits weren’t from the racquets of John Newcombe or Billie Jean King but from that select group of the world’s greatest rock stars whose performances at the stadium were as incendiary as a McEnroe meltdown, as graceful as a Goolagong backhand, as rock steady as the Borg baseline game.