Fairfax image collection on Trove

Posted on August 8, 2013. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: , , |

Fairfax collection now available online

The first batch of the glass-plate negatives from the Fairfax Glass Plate Collection has now been digitised and published. The images capture significant events, news and everyday life in Australia during the early 1900s. Fairfax Media donated more than 18,000 glass-plate photographic negatives to the National Library in December 2012. Since then, the Library has been undertaking an extensive project to restore, digitise and catalogue the collection.

Explore the first 4,000 images in Trove.

Image: Two Women Being Carried over Flooded Track at the Gerringong Motor Races, New South Wales, 10 May 1930 (detail). nla.pic-vn6220039

Find out more about the digitising of the Fairfax glass plate negative collection here.


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National Library Enlightened

Posted on March 23, 2011. Filed under: Fun Stuff, Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , |

As part of Enlighten Canberra held this month in the capital, the NLA got a makeover… How cool is that?! 

Photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/41034938@N03/5524856499/

See more here: Canberra buildings in a whole new light – ABC Canberra – Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


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New on Delicious from the reference desk

Posted on March 22, 2011. Filed under: Reference, Web sites | Tags: , , , , , , |

National Library of Australia e-Books The National Library of Australia’s electronic books (eBooks) are available as free downloads

A History of Aboriginal Sydney This site is intended for use in schools, especially in Sydney, by Aboriginal families and organisations, by the non-Indigenous people of Sydney who wish to know and share more of the lives and achievements of Australia’s first peoples.


Data Australia  Australian government public information datasets

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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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