Tag Archives: Australia

Australia releases first results of impact and engagement audit

(28 Mar 2019)  The first national assessment of Australian universities’ research impact and engagement activities has presented a mixed view of sector performance, and triggered further questions about the value of the exercise. The Engagement and Impact Assessment aimed to measure the impact that Australian university research had on everyday lives, industry and public services, […]


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State Library of Western Australia and Rio Tinto recognised for improving literacy

(22 March 2019) Last night (March 21), Rio Tinto and the State Library of Western Australia were awarded the Hawaiian Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award at the Australian Institute of Management WA Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Awards are one of Western Australia’s most reputable business awards. The award includes leadership and management training to the […]


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Tony Abbott amazed to discover street library, tells everyone about it

(22 March 2019)  Former prime minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, has stumbled on a “wonderful thing” while door-knocking in the Sydney surfing suburb of Dee Why, and he wants everyone to know about it. As he made his way from one house to the next, speaking to voters along sleepy Tango Avenue this week, Mr […]


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CQUniversity hiring Manager – Library Information & Research Services

(22 Mar 2019)  CQUniversity Library has created a new position to lead the development of information and research services that support of our vision for a truly Digital Library. The CQUniversity Digital Library agenda sets the framework for an ‘online-first’ approach to service delivery, student support, and access to library resources. You will be responsible for […]


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Flinders University hiring Associate Librarian, Collections, College and Research Services

(22 Mar 2019)  Flinders University is seeking The Associate Librarian, Collections, College and Research Services who leads and manages the Collections, College and Research Services team ensuring that it provides high quality services to University staff and students in ways that align with, and support, the University’s strategic priorities and the Library’s plans. As one of two […]


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The Australian Web Archive is a momentous achievement – but things will get harder from here

(14 March 2019) The National Library of Australia has just launched its Australian Web Archive – a massive, freely accessible collection of content that provides a historical record of the development of world wide web content in Australia over more than two decades. The new archive is a momentous achievement. Containing annual captures of all […]


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Australia’s best library designs celebrated

(18 Mar 2019)  The Australian Library and Information Association has revealed the winners of its Library Design Awards at the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum in Brisbane. 2019 ALIA Library Design Awards winners: School Library Anglican Church Grammar School Centenary Library – Brand and Slater Architects (now BSPN Architecture) Public Library Shellharbour City Library – Designinc, Lacoste and Stevenson and Turf […]


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Major upgrade to transform Curtin’s iconic library

(5 March 2019) Curtin University’s iconic Library will undergo a $60 million refurbishment including a large atrium and auditorium-style study stairs as part of plans to modernise the building in time for its 50th anniversary. Leading national architecture firm Hames Sharley is working with international partner Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects to deliver the TL Robertson […]


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Funding boost for print disability library services in NSW

(6 March 2019) The NSW Government has announced $500,000 per annum funding from next year for Vision Australia’s library service. NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the funding administered by the State Library of NSW, will allow Vision Australia to deliver a greater selection of audio and braille books to the 126,000 people who […]


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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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