Yearly Archives: 2019 Back

Dive into Open Data – Statistics from public libraries

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Are you interested in library trends over time? Dive into the last 8 years of Queensland public libraries statistics, now available as open data on the Queensland Government Data Portal. Take advantage of the breadth of data over time to highlight achievements, identify patterns and compare services with other public libraries. Analyse the changing size … Read more

Plantation Voices: Contemporary Conversations with Australian South Sea Islanders

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Plantation Voices is one of the latest exhibitions at State Library of Queensland and is a portal to Australian South Sea Islander culture and history in Queensland. Over time State Library has cultivated resources and collections telling the story of Australian South Sea Islanders and celebrating their contributions to contemporary Queensland. This is a free … Read more

Upcoming webinar – Explore Eresources

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Eresources complement physical collections and cater for customers who may be unable to visit the library in person. The Explore Eresources webinar on Thursday 21 March aims to provide information and activities to assist library staff understand the eresources available online anytime. Participants will gain confidence in how to promote eresources and support their customers’ … Read more

Highlights from the Statistical Bulletin 2017-18

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Each year the State Library of Queensland coordinates the collection of statistical data from Queensland public libraries and compiles the data into the Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin. Some of the highlights from the 2017-18 data include: Almost 1.8 million people attended 83,000 programs and events hosted by Queensland public libraries, an annual increase of … Read more

Library tech leaders recommend their favourite tips and tools

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Building prototypes with apps. Building bridges with translating tools. Building empathy with virtual reality.   Librarians are experimenting with the latest technology to construct a better world—and help patrons access it. American Libraries spoke with three library tech leaders—panelists from the Library and Information Technology Association’s Top Tech Trends panel at the 2019 Midwinter Meeting … Read more

International Year of Indigenous Languages − Top Tips from First 5 Forever Webinar

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Did you tune into the recent First 5 Forever Webinar: International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL)? Staff from State Library of Queensland (State Library) and Mackay Regional Council shared their ideas and tips for authentically exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages within early literacy planning and programming in libraries. All webinars are recorded, click … Read more

New fund to help protect Queenslanders from disasters

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The Queensland Premier has announced the first round of a new $38 million fund to better protect Queensland communities from natural disasters. Local governments, state agencies and non-government organisations can now apply for a share of the $38 million Queensland Disaster Resilience Fund. Eligible applicants to the fund include local government bodies, Queensland Government departments … Read more

Kanopy has the science you need for World Science Festival

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The World Science Festival Brisbane will be held 20 – 24 March 2019. The festival explores and celebrates the entanglement of science and art through a curated program of thought-provoking conversations, inspiring theatrical and cinematic experiences, interactive workshops and engaging demonstrations. Why not celebrate science in your community with some of the hundreds of films … Read more