Tag Archives: NLA

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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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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Social media in libraries

(26 August 2015) A recent paper by Taylor & Francis shows that over 70% of libraries surveyed are using social media tools, and 60% have had a social media account for three years or longer (with 30% of librarians posting at least daily), writes stephanielibrarystudies blog. The National Library of Australia is cited as a library that knows […]


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NLA hiring Library Officer, Japanese Unit

The National Library of Australia is seeking an energetic and committed person with well-developed practical experience in acquiring, cataloguing and processing Japanese library materials. This position is also responsible for providing reference and information services to researchers and the general public. The closing date is 30 August 2015. Read the announcement in full here.


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NLA hiring Manager, Asian Collections

This position is responsible for managing teams of staff involved in the selection, acquisition, cataloguing and processing of Asian language library materials as well as the delivery of library services to onsite and offsite users of the Library’s Asian collections. Staff development and liaison with internal and external stakeholders are important components of the job.  […]


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New NLA music app hits the right note

(25 March 2013) When it comes to the history of Australian sheet music, no-one knows the score like the National Library of Australia. The National Library has just released a new iPad app, Forte, which offers the best of its vast collection of digitised sheet music – more than 13,000 individual items, dating from the […]


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