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National e-deposit service launched this week

14 August 2019
The national e-deposit service (NED), a collaboration between Australia’s national, state and territory libraries, will launch at the National Library of Australia (NLA) this week. The project provides digital infrastructure...

ALIA calls for public access to Australian Standards

31 July 2019
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has called for a non-exclusive distribution model of Standards information in Australia, in its submission to the Standards Australia Distribution and Licensing Policy...

SLV announces 2019 fellowship recipients

12 July 2019
State Library Victoria has announced this year’s recipients of its fellowships, worth a total of over $200,000, including several writers working on book projects. The recipients include: Creative fellowships ($15,000)...

Lending Rights schemes worth $21.8m in 2018–19

10 July 2019
The federal government has announced that more than 16,300 authors, publishers and illustrators will receive $21.8 million through its Lending Rights schemes in 2018–19. The figures are down slightly on...

NSW libraries get $36.5m boost

3 July 2019
The NSW state government has announced a funding boost of $36.5m to public libraries in 2019/20, as part of a total of $60m in additional funding over four years. NSW...

ANU launches Australian Common Reader database

21 June 2019
Researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have launched a searchable database of Australian library records spanning 1861 to 1928. The Australian Common Reader website provides a snapshot of the...

Librarians recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

13 June 2019
Two librarians have been awarded a Medal (OAM) in the General Division in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Geelong Regional Library Corporation CEO Patti Manolis received an OAM for service to...

Queensland Memory Awards winners announced

13 June 2019
The recipients of the Queensland Memory Awards, which include a range of research fellowships and awards to recognise contributions to the study and preservation of Queensland’s history, have been announced....

WA libraries receive statewide innovation awards

5 June 2019
Two public libraries in WA have received the 2019 Library Board of Western Australia Award for Innovation and Collaboration. In the metropolitan and large regional category, the City of Canning...

ALIA, Booktopia partner for ILF fundraiser

29 May 2019
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and online retailer Booktopia are partnering to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Fund (ILF). For the month of May, five percent of...

Eight local titles make ALIA most borrowed list 2019

22 May 2019
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has partnered with library provider Civica to compile a list of most borrowed books from Australian libraries from April 2018 to March 2019...

Self-service library to open in regional NZ

1 May 2019
A new self-service library sharing a space with a hairdressing salon will open in Castlecliff, New Zealand, on 4 May. The library is a partnership between Whanganui District Library, community...

Godfree named Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year

17 April 2019
The Australian School Library Association (ASLA) named Holly Godfree from Lake Tuggeranong College as Australian Teacher Librarian of 2019, reports the Canberra Times. Godfree has been a teacher for 20...

New database explores diversity in children’s books

10 April 2019
The National Centre for Australian Children’s Literacy (NCACL) has launched a cultural diversity database designed to help librarians, teachers, parents and readers find books that ‘feature Australia’s culturally diverse population’....

SLNSW announces new children’s library

3 April 2019
The State Library of NSW (SLNSW) is launching a fundraising appeal to help fund a new dedicated area for children and families to browse, sit down and read, reports the...

NSW library service to give away street library kits

3 April 2019
The Port Macquarie-Hastings Library Service in regional NSW is giving away 10 street library kits to support the street literary movement, reports the Wauchope Gazette. The library is also hosting...