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Queensland Local Studies Group update

Members of the Queensland Local Studies Group with exhibition of art works by Sam Cranstoun in the background at Museum of Brisbane

The 2018 Minutes Queensland Local Studies Group 6 December Meeting, are now available online. The day was a very full one visiting two small exhibition spaces in Brisbane CBD, both linking to different aspects of Brisbane’s history and early settlement. Each provided the opportunity to re-interpret collections in Libraries and to reveal the narratives the … Read more

What’s really happening with e-lending? Finally, some evidence

Rebecca Giblin image from Monash University website.

Rebecca Giblin reports on what the team working on the E-lending Project has discovered so far and what the next steps are. Introduction Libraries have always been able to buy and lend physical books without requiring publishers’ permission. For ebooks it’s different. Buying and lending ebooks involves making copies and transmissions, and this means copyright … Read more

What do librarians wear? Video explores librarian fashion in Australia

Girl looking through library book shelves

Do you find yourself wondering what to wear in the morning? Dressed to the 746s: Australian Librarian Style is a short video that explores how librarians dress. It debuted at the IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia earlier this year. In the video creators Bonnie Wildie, Amy McKenzie and me, Anne … Read more

Right to Information Day 2018: Celebrating access and empowerment

RTI Day logo

September 28, 2018 is the 16th annual celebration of Right to Information (RTI) Day. Right to Know Day, started in 2002, is an international event advocating for access to information at all levels of society, and fully empowered communities, engaged with the democratic process.  In Queensland, the day is celebrated as Right to Information Day, … Read more

IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) Releases Statement on Copyright Literacy

In order to explain the concept of copyright literacy, its importance within the broader work of libraries and to make recommendations to key stakeholders, IFLA has published a statement on copyright education and copyright literacy. To be copyright literate is to have sufficient copyright knowledge to be able to take well informed decisions on how … Read more

Copyright Reform: New IFLA guide explains reforms towards fairer access for people with print disabilities

From the annual conference of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) The Marrakesh Treaty has already had a major impact on copyright legislation, removing legal barriers to making and sharing copies of books in accessible formats. But to ensure that people with print disabilities benefit from genuinely equal access, implementation is key. A new IFLA … Read more

Ned Kelly Awards 2018 longlists for Australian Crime writing

2018 Ned Kelly Awards Longlist

The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) is dedicated to promoting greater recognition for crime, thriller and mystery writing in Australia. The list of past winners of the Ned Kelly Awards reads like a who’s who of Australian crime writing, including Jon Cleary, Peter Corris, Gabrielle Lord, Peter Temple and Garry Disher. Up-and-coming talent is also … Read more