Tag Archives: Australia

Australian libraries’ oral histories recognised by UNESCO

(13 February 2019) Oral histories from five Australian libraries’ collections will be added to UNESCO’s Australian Memory of the World (AMW) national register. Drawn from the oral history collections of the National Library of Australia, the South Australian Migration Museum, and the State Libraries of Western Australia (SLWA), New South Wales and South Australia, Migration Voices […]


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Edith Cowan University hiring Digital and Information Literacy Project Adviser

(12 February 2019)  Digital and Information Literacy Project Adviser Library Services Centre Joondalup Campus $87,200 to $97,898 (Hew7) Ongoing, Full-Time Overview The Library Services Centre provides innovative, high quality, customer-focused library services including digital and information literacies and use of learning technologies, research skills, information resources, scholarly and cultural collections, and learning facilities that contribute […]


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2019 ALIA Library Design Awards shortlist announced

(6 February 2019) The shortlist for the 2019 Australian Library and Information Association Library Design Awards recognises some of the best new library design in Australia. The awards are divided into three categories, School Libraries, Public Libraries and Academic Libraries. ‘Libraries represented in the design awards epitomise the best of innovative library design throughout the […]


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Change ahead: How do smaller publishers perceive open access?

(15 January 2019) Reporting results from a comprehensive survey of publishers in the German-speaking world, Christian Kaier and Karin Lackner explore the attitudes of smaller publishers towards open access, finding both rising levels of interest, but also ongoing uncertainty and resistance over making a transition to open access publishing. While libraries and funding bodies in German-speaking countries have been negotiating […]


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Street libraries double in Canberra with plan for one in every suburb

(12 January 2019)  Despite problems with vandalism and theft, the number of street libraries in the Canberra area has doubled in the past year and organisers are hoping to see at least one in every suburb by the end of 2019. Early last year, Canberrans Shah Bahpyu and Roz Martiniello made it their mission to spread the […]


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Tasmania University hiring Associate Director (Collections)

(17 December 2018) As the successful applicant, you will have exceptional communication skills, political acumen and be a confident collaborator, in order to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the University and community, working closely with donors and galleries, libraries, archives and museum organisations in Tasmania. You will have significant experience in […]


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State Library of Queensland hiring Marketing Officer

(17 December 2018) The Marketing and Communications branch is responsible for providing marketing, communication, design and audience development solutions for the State Library. It devises strategies that raise the awareness, patronage and the profile of State Library’s services, collections and public programs. Refer to the role description for duties and responsibilities. Closing date is 11 […]


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Monash University hiring Caulfield Library Manager

(17 December 2018) In this role you will collaborate with other senior staff to shape Caulfield Library’s contribution to the University’s education and research agenda in relation to the faculties present on Caulfield campus: Art, Design and Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Information Technology and Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. You will be a member […]


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Joint AOASG and CAUL statement on the Importance of Open Scholarship

(29th November 2018)  The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG) are delighted to see that the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training committee’s report into Australian Government Funding Arrangements for non-NHMRC Research recognises the importance of open scholarship and the need for a strategic approach to it. Importantly, […]


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State Library New South Wales hiring Digital Preservation Technical Analyst

(26 November 2018) The Digital Preservation Technical Analyst is responsible for technical analysis, ingestion and management of digital content in the Library’s digital preservation system and provides specialist advice and technical services related to digital preservation. Closing date 6 January 2019. ALIA has the full job description.


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Department of Defence (Australia) hiring Deputy Director Research Information Resources and Infrastructure

(19 November 2018) The Deputy Director – Research Information Resources and Infrastructure (DDRIRI) provides strategic leadership and domain advice on information resources and infrastructure. This encompasses content and collection management, information systems, and eDelivery services to clients. DDRIRI is responsible for the development of a high functioning team to scope, manage, and deliver a broad […]


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University of Sydney hiring Digital Curation Manager

(13 November 2018) The post provides specialist advice and expertise, including technical understanding, on the long-term management and curation of digital collections, including research data, and develop guidelines, procedures and training to ensure digital content created or curated by the Library is managed, described and formatted in ways that provides long term meaningful access for […]


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National Archives of Australia searches for software and services providers

For multi-year program to modernise capabilities to embed secure digital end-to-end archival processes (25 October 2018) National Archives of Australia (NAA), the body that collects and preserves Australian Government records that reflect the country’s history and identity, has flagged its plan to search for providers for a new Integrated end-to-end digital archival services. The pre-release […]


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Treasuring Trove: Why Australia’s digital heritage platform is so special

(26 October 2018)  Australians have a truly unique resource in the National Library’s Trove, and it needs to be protected The National Library of Australia’s Trove brings together freely available content from libraries, museums and archives, supporting online discovery of the country’s documentary heritage. Trove is also that rare beast: a digital heritage platform with […]


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ACT government ‘has no plans to close libraries’ despite inquiry

(20 October 2018) City Services Minister Chris Steel says a new inquiry into the future of ACT public libraries is not about cost-cutting or closing libraries. But some may be relocated. “The inquiry is about seeking the community’s views about what they want from their library service, improving community access to services and planning for […]


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