SLNSW and NLA readers cards and eResources links

Posted on October 18, 2010. Filed under: Libraries and Librarians, Web sites | Tags: , , |

There are now links to the eResources pages of the State Library of NSW and the National Library of Australia on our Premium Sites page. Let your patrons know that they will find there instructions on how to get a reader’s card in order to access a wider range of online databases. Here is the added blurb:

You can also access an extended choice of premium online information from the State Library of NSW or the National Library of Australia. All you need to do is apply online for a Reader’s Card from these institutions (they will send the card to you) to access their selected web resources.

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The Bringing Them Home oral history interviews

Posted on February 22, 2010. Filed under: Web sites | Tags: , , , |

To mark the second anniversary of the apology to members of the Stolen Generations, the National Library has launched a special website featuring the oral history interviews with people who were involved in or affected by the removal of Indigenous children from their families.

The aim of the project has been to collect and preserve the stories of affected Indigenous people and others, including police, missionaries and administrators.

The Bringing Them Home interviews are being made available in consultation with the people interviewed or their next of kin.

The link has been added to our recommended sites. Check it out here.


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Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program update

Posted on December 16, 2009. Filed under: Libraries and Librarians, Reference, Web sites | Tags: , , , |

10 million articles now available.

The millionth page was made publicly available on 14 December 2009, marking a project milestone. The millionth page contained the 10 millionth article. This was a 1901 edition of the Sydney Morning Herald. There will be 40 million articles available by 2011. Digitisation continues at an increasing pace.

The Sydney Morning Herald now available!

The first 70 years of the Sydney Morning Herald are now publicly available. (The Sydney Herald 1831-1842 and The Sydney Morning Herald 1842-1901). Issues from 1902- 1954 will be added weekly over the next few months.

Australian Newspapers included in new ‘Trove’ service

Australian Newspapers is being integrated into the Library’s Trove service. Trove provides a single access point to over 42 million resources of different types which can be searched simultaneously.

The Melbourne Argus 1846-1945 complete

The Argus  (and its previous title the Melbourne Argus) from 1846 – 1945 are now completed and available. The remaining 10 years (1945-1954) of the Argus will be made available in 2010 (mid to end of year).

Inclusion in Google News Archive

Articles from the service have been harvested and are available from the Google News Archive Search.

Explore the National Library Newspaper Digitisation Program web site here.


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Trove: One stop search

Posted on November 25, 2009. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: , , |

You may have followed this project and it is now live. The National Library of Australia has launched TROVE: “a new discovery experience focused on Australia and Australians” which “supplements what search engines provide with reliable information from Australia’s memory institutions.” If you’re looking for anything related to Australian social sciences, literature, local or family history, Trove is the search tool for you. It searches databases of books, newspapers, images and maps more. Check it out
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Readers cards from the National and State libraries

Posted on May 20, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Get one for yourself and encourage your patrons to get a reader’s card from the National Library of Australia. It gives remote access to a number of online databases to complement the ones we have and the ones offered by the State Library of NSW.

Get a NLA reader’ card here and a SLNSW one there.


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