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widerlocalstudies update

Black and white photograph of a town with the words Tin town: researching Dubbo's lost shanty town Local studies online meeting by Simone Taylor 2 May 2019

Widerlocalstudies is a collaboration between public, state, and territory libraries involved in leading and facilitating local studies in their communities and in regions across Australia. Queensland’s public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre staff are welcome to join the widerlocalstudies list. To join, email widerlocalstudies-subscribe@libraries.nsw.gov.au your name, library / location and you will be added to … Read more

Extend the reach of your library with eresources for young people

girl looking at an iPad

Join us on Friday 23rd August, 1-2pm to explore online resources to engage young library members such as storytelling, ebooks and eaudiobooks. We will explore BorrowBox and OverDrive ebooks and eaudiobooks along with the Story Box Library storytelling resource to build your confidence promoting these resources and their benefits to young people and their carers. … Read more

Local Studies – unlocking Queensland

Black and white photograph of unpaved street with wooden houses on each side and a person on a horse

You are invited to the September 2019 Queensland Local Studies Group meeting hosted by Queensland State Archives (QSA) – 435 Compton Rd, Runcorn, Brisbane, Thurs 5 September 10:00am – 3:00pm. For information on how to get there access the travel options provided on the QSA website. Apologies / RSVP’s can be emailed to Cynthia CochraneCynthia.Cochrane@archives.qld.gov.au … Read more

Digital Technology Accessibility Pilot Project success

Seated woman using a tablet as part of the pilot program

Mackay Regional Council (MRC) Libraries received a $3,000 Realising Our Potential Micro Grant through the State Library of Queensland to develop a Digital Technology Accessibility Program Pilot Project targeting homebound clients and caregivers who are elderly and/or disabled. Through statistical and personal information through the ABS QuickStats 2016 and engagement with key stakeholders, information gathered … Read more

Advances in preserving visual history in the Banana Shire

Ruth, Di and Jo with scanner box

Banana Shire Council Libraries received a $1,700 Realising Our Potential Micro Grant to fund the purchase of two Epson Perfection V800 Photo Scanners to enable digitisation of visual media (photos, film, slides and negatives). The equipment will assist in the preservation of historical images and help keep a public record appropriate for historical societies, sporting … Read more

Imaginations sprk’d during Sphero makerspace session

Child using an iPad to roll Sphero robot around Library floor

Innovative tiny tech toys were a hit at the Proserpine Library with the introduction of a Sphero SPRK + workshop at one of their regular Saturday Maker Space sessions. Whitsunday Regional Libraries was given the opportunity to purchase these fun robotic balls through financial assistance received from the Queensland Government via State Library of Queensland’s … Read more