Tag Archives: National Library of Australia

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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National Library launches ‘enormous’ archive of Australia’s Internet

(11 March 2019) The Australian Web Archive, which launched this month, is one of the biggest in the world. The new archive, which launched last week, contains around 600 terabytes of data across 9 billion records. In bookshelf terms; if the records were printed and stacked they would stretch from Canberra to Cairns. Computerworld has […]


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National Library of Australia hiring Senior Curator

(12 February 2019) The Senior Curator Maps & Research Programs Branch, leads both Maps and Fellowship Program teams, providing strategic advice and planning for development of the Library’s Maps Collection and research collaboration. We are looking for an experienced, innovative and talented Senior Curator to lead the Maps & Research Programs Branch, to manage and […]


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National Library of Australia hiring Curator of Pictures

(15 November 2018) The Curator of Pictures occupies a significant position in the Library’s special collection teams. The Curator will undertake the leadership role in Pictures Collection Development and Management, the acquisition, management and preservation of items, collections and archives, providing access to this unique, unpublished material. Applications close 2 December 2018. ALIA has the […]


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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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High-tech robot couriers set efficiency in motion at the National Library of Australia

(17 August 2018) Libraries are shaking off their dusty reputations with the National Library of Australia (NLA) deploying a new fleet of high-tech robots to assist staff. Each automated guided vehicle (AGV) stands around 1.5 metres and features three shelves to cart books around the library’s sprawling basement. A large proportion of the NLA’s collection […]


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Results of the Survey of Digital Legal Deposit Policies and Practices at National Libraries

(25 July 2018) In 2014 seventeen National Libraries were surveyed about their born digital news content, legal deposit policies and practices. The results of the survey were presented at the 2015 International News Media Conference hosted by the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden. Three years later, the authors expanded their team and the […]


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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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