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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

How Libraries are Contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

As a representative of  State Library of Queensland (State Library) I recently attended Asia Pacific Library and Information Conference (APLIC) and as part of that conference, I was able to participate in one day summit regarding Library engagement in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are the UN’s aims for a better future … 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

Toowoomba tackles new ways of engaging with young people

IFLA article

How can First 5 Forever lead to broader innovations beyond “delivering early literacy”? Toowoomba Regional Libraries looked at Story Time as an opportunity for bringing philosophical and practical change to the library’s ways of engaging with young patrons and their families. In this IFLA article, learn how Toowoomba library adapted their Story Time program, and … Read more