Making Wikipedia better – 1Lib1Ref at SLQ

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State Library staff recently participated in the 2017 1Lib1Ref campaign, adding citations to make Wikipedia entries more reliable. As one of the world’s largest free online reference sources, Wikipedia is a valuable source of information. While anyone can contribute content, entries do need to include citations to validate their content. The annual 1Lib1Ref campaign calls on librarians … Read more

SLQ wins the Gallery and Museum Achievement Award for “Peace and Quiet”

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State Library’s Signature Program team are celebrating their win at last night’s 2016 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA). The team were recognised for their work on last year’s Peace and Quiet exhibition in the award category of Engagement (Organisations with Paid Staff). Peace and Quiet was a major exhibition that took place in the SLQ … Read more

An afternoon in John Oxley Library

John Oxley Library. Image by SLQ staff.

State Library of Queensland’s John Oxley Library has a wide range of content both contemporary and retrospective chronicling events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape Queensland. Located on level 4, John Oxley Library holds unique Queensland resources including diaries, manuscripts, artworks, photographs, original maps and plans, and oral histories. Information Services Librarian Christina takes us through … Read more

Back to Verrierdale

Verrierdale State School , 1916. Image from State Library of Queensland.

Verrierdale, a rural suburb at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast, is celebrating community history with a “Back to Verrierdale Day” on Saturday 1 October 2016. The Gubbi Gubbi people were the original inhabitants of this district, where heavy forests grew. Timber felling was a major industry after European settlement, with cleared land being … Read more