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Professional Development opportunity in Gladstone Regional Council

State Library professional development session

Want to learn more about how to engage library users; advocate for your library; and learn to interpret and use data in meaningful ways? Gladstone Regional Council in partnership with the State Library of Queensland (State Library) is hosting Engaging your community with deeply local approaches professional development (PD) on Wednesday 21 November from 9am-3pm. Content … Read more

2017-18 statistical data collection is fast approaching

Entering data

Every year State Library of Queensland (State Library) collects data from all Queensland public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) about how their services have performed during the previous financial year. The data collected covers things like the number of library items loaned out, the number of public programs delivered, how many computers each library … Read more

LGAQ launches LG Sherlock

Word Cloud "Big Data"

“Big data” is a term that describes the large volume of data, both structured and unstructured collected by business and government every day. The analysis of “Big data” has the potential to transform how organisations harness this data and use it to identify new opportunities. For all government agencies one of the biggest challenges is … Read more

A picture is worth… a million lines of data

Data Visualisation presents data in a pictorial form

State Library of Queensland has commissioned the development of a prototype Data Visualisation Tool which incorporates data from the Queensland Public Libraries Statistical Bulletins from 2011-2016. Data visualization is the presentation of data in a pictorial or graphical format which enables you to see information presented visually, so you can more clearly understand patterns or … Read more