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Dive into Open Data – Statistics from public libraries

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Are you interested in library trends over time? Dive into the last eight 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

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

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

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

Everyone belongs is the message for Harmony Day 21 March

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Hold your own Harmony Day event and celebrate our vibrant and multicultural country — from the oldest continuous culture of our first Australians to the cultures of our newest arrivals from around the world. Harmony Day is an Australian Government program and coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. … Read more

National Geographic Virtual Library trial closes soon

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State Library of Queensland wants your opinion on National Geographic Virtual Library now being considered as a state wide eresource for State Library, Queensland Public Library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKC) members. Trial available until 1 March 2019 Don’t miss your opportunity to comment on this digital product which provides access to 100+ years of … Read more

Become a digital springboard delivery partner

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The Digital Springboard program is seeking partners for its initiative aimed at assisting people in learning digital skills. Libraries can apply for free on the website to become a partner. Digital Springboard is a program by Infoxchange and Google to help people learn the digital skills they need to thrive in work and life. It comes with a suite … Read more