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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

Ask a Curator Day – what do you want to know?

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This Wednesday September 14 is Ask a Curator Day. It is a day dedicated to giving visitors direct access to the expertise of museum, library and gallery curators via social media.   This year State Library of Queensland is joining more than 1,200 cultural institutions taking part in 52 countries. Participants are encouraged to ask anything that they are curious about or want more … Read more