Tag Archive for 'Australia'

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Two new Australian reports

Two new Australian public library reports were released by the State Library of New South Wales (NSW) late last year. NSW is Australia’s most populous state whose capital is Sydney. Building on the bookends scenarios explores how the future of NSW public libraries might unfold over the next twenty year, […]

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Librarians on (motor) bikes

This year Biblio Turismo is celebrating its tenth year in 2015. Biblio Turismo is where a group of Australian librarians travel to rural public libraries spreading the word of literature and children’s books and novels. Most travel by motorbike. This year they will  leave from Campbelltown Public Library on 24 […]

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Five libraries nominated for the award as the world’s best public library

Five libraries are competing to win “Systematic – Public Library of the Year Award 2015”. The award was established by the Danish Agency for Culture and was sponsored this year by the IT company Systematic with a US $5,000 donation. Libraries from New Zealand, Sweden, Australia, Kenya and Spain, respectively, […]

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The Gold Coast, a treasure trove of innovation

  The content for the Section’s Mid-Term Meeting in Malmo has been updated with Marion Morgan-Bindon’s presentation, How the Digital Media lab delivers on the city’s Culture Strategy now available on-line. Marion also recently spoke about this initiative at MetLib in Auckland.

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Happy Library Lovers’ Day!

Forget Valentine’s Day, across Australia 14 February has been re-named Library Lovers’ Day! This provides an opportunity to celebrate those who love and support libraries and to remind decision makers how loved and cherished libraries are by the entire community. Maybe you could introduce Library Lovers’ Day into your community […]

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Norwegian Tales in Outback Australia

Ruth Ornholt, Head of Hordaland County Library in Bergen Norway, travelled to Wagga Wagga in country Australia last weekend to speak at the Australasian Mobile Library  Conference. A former member of the Public Library Standing Committee Ruth wowed the audience with tales of her library ‘boat’. It goes to show […]

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