Free film streaming with Kanopy

Kanopy database

State Library of Queensland now provides free access to the on-demand film streaming service Kanopy. Kanopy showcases over 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, hard-to-find titles, film festival favourites, indie and classic films and world cinema. There is a wide array of foreign language films and material of cultural value. Many films … Read more

National Family History Month – August 2018

Cribb Family sitting on the steps at Garowie, Ipswich in 1919, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 109901, https://hdl.handle.net/10462/deriv/90721

August is Australian National Family History month and State Library of Queensland joins various libraries, archives, genealogy societies and other organisations in celebrating this event. There are many ways to participate with State Library’s family history activities this month, no matter whether you are beginning your family history research or have already discovered previous generations. … Read more

Lexis Advance – Law Database

Lexis Advance database, home page

The LexisNexis legal database now has a new look, with the introduction of Lexis Advance. The cleaner, more intuitive interface is much easier to use and provides access to legal information suitable for consumers, students, researchers and the legal profession. It still contains reliable resources and iconic publications such as Halsbury’s Laws of Australia and … Read more

Exploiting your Invention: The Story of Innovation and Invention through Patents and Trade Marks

Pauls Polar Perfection Ice Cream trade mark, Australian Official journal of patents trade marks and designs 1934

New ideas, innovations and discoveries are protected by legal documents known as patents. Belonging to the area of law referred to as intellectual property, the economic and moral protection of ideas and designs has a long history, dating from a Venetian law in the 1400s and adopted into British Law by the Statute of Monopolies … Read more