Tag Archives: National Library of Australia

National Library of Australia hiring Director, Australian Collections Management

(22 March 2018) The Library requires a talented leader for its Australian Collections Management Branch, which is responsible for the selection, acquisition and control of the Australian physical and digital published collections, including books, journals, newspapers, maps, music and websites acquired through legal deposit. The branch also provides cataloguing services for original and special materials. […]


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To Be Continued

Discovering serialised fiction in Trove’s digitised newspapers (28 February 2018) Literary historian Katherine Bode describes how she and bibliographer Carol Hetherington used Trove to create a database of over 21,000 novels, novellas and short stories published in early Australian newspapers. This database enables anyone to read, explore, correct, add and export the fiction early Australians […]


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National Library Of Australia fellowships and scholarships

(19 February 2018) The National Library of Australia offers a range of Fellowships and Scholarships for established and emerging researchers, practising writers and creative artists, and younger scholars. These are designed to stimulate sustained scholarly, literary and artistic use of our collections, and promote lively interaction within the Library’s community. Fellowship benefits Through the program, […]


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National Library of Australia embraces digital future

2017 marked the conclusion of one of the National Library of Australia’s most ambitious technology overhauls (12 December 2017) This year marked the conclusion of one of the largest technology projects ever undertaken by the National Library of Australia, with the organisation completing an overhaul of its core digital library systems. Rohan Pearce writes that […]


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National Library of Australia hiring Indigenous Curator

(21 September 2017) The Curator will provide strategic advice on collection development initiatives, making collections accessible to First Nation’s people and communities, observing cultural protocols and developing the capability of other Library staff in appropriate use of Indigenous collections for publications, exhibitions, education and other public outreach activities, onsite and online. Closing date is 15 […]


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Librarian, South-East Asian Unit or Chinese Unit, National Library of Australia

(25 August 2017) The National Library of Australia’s Overseas Collection Management Branch is seeking applications from energetic and committed candidates to fill two ongoing positions within the Asian Collections Team performing the duties of Librarian for either Chinese collections or Mainland Southeast Asian collections. The National Library’s Asian collections are the largest in Australia with resources from all countries of East and Southeast Asia, especially China, Japan, […]


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Embracing digital change: Electronic deposit 18 months on at NLA

(1 August 2017) In February 2016 the National Library of Australia welcomed long-anticipated changes to the Copyright Act.  For the first time in its history, the Library could collect electronic publications under the legal deposit provisions of the Act. 18 months later what has the library collected? over 5,900 ebooks – an increase on the […]


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NLA hiring Assistant Director Digital Preservation

(6 July 2017) The Collections Management Branch has an ongoing opportunity to join the Preservations Team as the EL 1, Assistant Director, Digital Preservation. This role will lead the team responsible for implementing the Library’s digital preservation approach to ensure long-term access to digital collection material. The Library receives published digital content via its edeposit program and a […]


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NLA hiring Director, Building and Security Services

(6 July 2017) An opportunity has become available to lead the Building Services branch at the National Library of Australia. This role oversees cost effective service delivery for building works, enterprise risk, security services, environmental initiatives, plant maintenance and related building management activities, within a heritage listed building that receives approximately one million visitors a […]


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Melodrama in Meiji Japan at The National Library of Australia

(23 May 2017) Step into the tumultuous world of Meiji Japan (1868–1912), through a selection of stunning Japanese woodblock illustrations. Used to illustrate Japanese novels, these beautiful images, known as kuchi-e (literally, ‘mouth/opening picture’), accompany stories filled with drama, tragedy and intrigue, reflecting the uncertainty of the times. The exhibition is 24 May to 27 August […]


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Hiring Director-General, National Library of Australia

(1 July 2016) A highly motivated leader, capable of making a significant contribution to one of Australia’s flagship collecting institutions, is sought for the position of Director-General.  Working under the strategic direction of the Library’s Council, the Director-General develops NLA’s visionary outlook, leads a committed and strongly performing team, and is responsible for the high […]


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National Library of Australia funding cuts to have ‘grave impact’ with 22 staff set to lose jobs

(22 February 2016) A leaked email from the National Library’s director-general projects 22 jobs will be axed next financial year, with more in the future, as a result of funding cuts. Earlier this month it was revealed a number of national cultural institutions were looking at reducing staff numbers as they face $20 million in […]


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National Library of Australia Fellowships

(9 February 2016) These Fellowships are open to Australian and international researchers and established and emerging scholars. The Fellowships support researchers to make intensive use of the Library’s rich and varied collections. See the 2016 National Library of Australia Fellows. Six funded Fellowships will be offered in 2017. Additional Honorary fellowships may be awarded. All […]


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The Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911

Experience 300 years of Chinese culture and tradition from two of the world’s great libraries. From life at court to life in the villages and fields, glimpse the world of China’s last imperial dynasty and its wealth of cultural tradition. See exquisite and precious objects from the National Library of China. Marvel at drawings and […]


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National Library of Australia invests in digital future

(26 September 2015) Under an innovative digital library program, the National Library of Australia (NLA) is redeveloping infrastructure to manage its huge digital collections and provide access to collections from hundreds of libraries across its network, reports Shahida Sweeney on the CIO website. The library is expanding its online and mobile services for Australian and […]


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