Tag Archives: NSLA

NED is coming

(21 May 2018) National edeposit (NED) is an exciting collaboration between Australia’s NSLA member libraries, responding to the major challenge of capturing and preserving the digital documentary history of Australia for the future. Legal deposit legislation mandates national, state and territory libraries to collect the entire publications of individual jurisdictions. For many years NSLA libraries […]


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Born Digital 2016: promoting digital preservation and 25 years of life on the web

(29 July 2016) NSLA libraries are set to launch Born Digital 2016 and the inaugural digital preservation week – raising awareness of the importance of preserving digital content for the public good and as a record of 21st century history – 25 years to the week since the first public website went live. The week-long […]


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No more access to Australian Standards at the National and State Libraries of Australia

(2 June 2016) NSLA regrets that negotiations with SAI Global for continued community access to Australian Standards have been unsuccessful. Commercial publishing, marketing and distribution of Australian Standards is exclusively licensed to SAI Global. Encouraged by the testimony of SAI Global CEO, Mr Peter Mullins, during a public hearing of the Western Australian Inquiry into […]


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Linked up, Loud & Literate: libraries enabling digital citizenship

(21 March 2016) Videos of speakers and panel discussions at the 9 March 2016  ’Linked up, Loud and Literate: Libraries enabling digital citizenship’ seminar at the National Library of Australia are now available. MC-ed by 666 ABC Radio’s Louise Maher, the half-day seminar featured speakers from the library sector and government, including Alastair MacGibbon, Australia’s […]


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Linked Up, Loud and Literate

(30  November 2015)  Following very positive response to the libraries and digital citizenship seminar held at the National Library of New Zealand on 12 November, NSLA agreed to begin planning for related events in Canberra and Adelaide in 2016. The focus will continue to be on digital citizenship, e-government, digital inclusion and the role of […]


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Linked up, loud and literate

(28 August 2015) What does digital citizenship really mean? And what do libraries and cultural institutions have to do with it? How can we best equip and empower community members to be confident, capable and engaged citizens? This November NSLA is joining forces with representatives from government, museums, public libraries, school libraries and community organisations […]


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Heritage Collections Forum and Brisbane NSLA project meetings

(16 June 2015) The State Library of Queensland hosted a series of NSLA meetings in May. The Heritage Collections Forum ran over two days with around thirty delegates from NSLA libraries taking part in workshops and presentation sessions. Subjects under discussion included: how to improve digitisation workflows for large collections the importance of metadata for […]


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NSLA to begin infrastructure projects

(21 April 2015) As part of the ‘shared solutions’ strategy in its new strategic plan, National and State Libraries Australia agreed to begin several infrastructure projects, notably a joint evaluation of a digital preservation solution, and an initial investigation of an integrated approach to digital legal deposit. The first phase of these projects will run […]


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