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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

WORD UP: YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP

SLQ Word Up

Word Up invited aspiring young writers to come together at State Library of Queensland from the 5-7 April, 2016  for a three-day intensive writing workshop for young people aged 15-17. In 2016, the twenty-one Word Up participants that gathered were ambitious, bold, unique, and talented young people with a passion for creativity, writing and self-expression. Across … Read more

Librarians of the future

CSU students Stephan, Kim and Vikki

State Library of Queensland recently hosted 30 ‘librarians of the future’ currently enrolled in Librarian and Teacher Librarian degree programs at Charles Sturt University (CSU). The students were given the opportunity to go behind the scenes and tour our storage repositories, reading rooms, staff work spaces and The Edge. SLQ staff from: Queensland Memory; Discovery; … Read more