National Volunteer Week 2017: Celebrating Q ANZAC 100 Volunteers

More than 30 volunteers contribute to a range of State Library activities to support our Q ANZAC 100 initiative. Projects include transcription work of WW1 manuscripts, The Queenslander Pictorial issues and other collection items; the Discovering Anzacs project, matching digitised WW1 soldier portraits and National Archives of Australia records, and curating and text correcting digitised … Read more

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

Talking Turkey and world domination: SLQ partners with Griffith Uni to explore science, communication and play

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Staff at State Library of Queensland and Griffith University joined forces recently to explore new ways to engage with and communicate research. At Fun Palace, SLQ Creative-in-Residence Matt Finch teamed up with Griffith Uni’s Professor Darryl Jones to create The Scrub Turkey Sessions. Professor Jones’ research into the life of Brisbane’s urban wildlife was turned … Read more