Category Archives: Libraries Back

Open Data and ODIQ

They say that information is the driving force of innovation, and never before have we had the potential to access more information than we do now. Organisations and Governments can gather and record global and local data more accurately and at a greater scale than ever before, data that can bring about tangible and meaningful … Read more

Faradaya splendida

Have you ever wondered what that exuberant scrambling vine growing against the northern face of the State Library is? Its correct botanical name is Faradaya splendida (family Lamiaceae ). Faradaya after the English physicist Michael Faraday; splendida for the glossy sheen of its large dark- green leaves; Lamiaceae, curiously, because its flower structure conforms to … Read more

lynda.com – now easier to access

lynda.com database

What is lynda.com? lynda.com is an elearning subscription service that includes over 5,500 courses and 136,000 video tutorials in topics like Windows 10, Office 365, Google Docs, photography, web development, marketing, IT, business management, and job seeking. Experts create and deliver all courses as well as provide supplemental materials like exercise files and relevant work … Read more

Researching with Trove – getting started

We are proud to be conducting a series of three workshops on Trove. Each session is packed with interesting, informative and interactive material to showcase this wonderful database, allowing the discovery of its useful content. The current sessions are sold out but we will post tips and tricks from each session here. Trove: Introduction to searching newspapers from … 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