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UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage – “Discover, Remember and Share”

Still image from Eric Marshall Motion Pictures, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

The UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is celebrated on 27th October in institutions around the world to highlight the vulnerability of audiovisual materials and the ongoing efforts in safeguarding this cultural memory. The theme for this year is Discover, Remember and Share. Visit the official website to see how collecting institutions around the world … Read more

Anzac Day Today

Australian Air Force Officers at the war memorial on Anzac Day in Cairns, Queensland 2014. From 29485 Brian Cassey Anzac Day 2014 Photographs. CC-BY-NC. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This year marks one hundred years since the first Anzac Day Commemoration was held. Queensland’s Canon David John Garland, known as the ‘architect’ of Anzac Day, created the framework for Anzac Day services, which includes the Anzac Day march, wreath-laying ceremonies, church services, and the one minute’s silence. To mark the centenary of the First … Read more

Using social technology for community engagement

Cunnamulla Railway Station

In my role of Manager Development and Learning I am lucky enough to be able to engage with public library colleagues on a regular basis.  Working across rural communities throughout Queensland through the delivery of professional development and training opportunities, our team gets to visit locations as diverse as Birdsville, Mt Isa, Julia Creek, Longreach, … Read more