Tag Archives: Sydney

Public building or public space? New underground Sydney Library provides both

(20 December 2018) A visionary civic project by Sydney architects Stewart Hollenstein (in association with Stewart Architecture) delivered for the City of Sydney Council is now open in the new city district of Green Square. Consisting of a subterranean main library and a series of jewel-like above-ground sculptural building forms, the project creates a highly […]


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UNSW Sydney hiring Scholarly Communication Librarian

(23 March 2018) The Scholarly Communications Librarian provides high-level expertise and strategy to the University and individual researchers on the changing modes of scholarly publishing and communication, in order to help ensure wider visibility and impact of UNSW’s scholarship and knowledge assets. The role provides expert advice to inform the delivery of the Library’s scholarly communications […]


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City of Sydney scraps library fines after trial shows reminders work better

Three times as many overdue items were returned to the council’s libraries during a trial period in which no penalties were levied  (7 July 2017) The City of Sydney council has abolished all library fines after an eight-month trial revealed they do not work as an incentive for people to return books. Three times as […]


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Altmetric user conference in Sydney

(7 December 2016) It takes place 10 February 2017, is free and hosted at UTS in Sydney. It will  and will include discussions of the latest developments in research metrics and evaluation.   More here.


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Sydney hiring Manager, Libraries Network

(7 July 2016) The City of Sydney, Australia, is seeking a dynamic, motivated and innovative person with extensive experience in managing networked library services to join its Libraries and Learning management team. The Library Network team deliver a broad variety of services to help build a connected, liveable, inclusive, engaged Sydney community – children, families […]


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Sydney’s spanking new library is covered in spirals of wood

(22 March 2016) The six floor circular building covered in spirals of wood at Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia, is the new library in the city designed by architect Kengo Kuma. The building will include a library space, a makerspace, and two levels for a childcare centre. There will also be a restaurant on the […]


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11th Australasian Rare Books Summer School

(7 July 2015) The 11th Australasian Rare Books Summer School will be held from 31 January to 5 February, 2016 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The event will be hosted by the State Library of New South Wales at the State Library in Macquarie Street. The announcement is here.


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13th Australasian Data Mining Conference

(10 April 2015)  The Australasian Data Mining Conference is devoted to the art and science of intelligent data mining: the meaningful analysis of (usually large) data sets to discover relationships and present the data in novel ways that are compact, comprehensible and useful for researchers and practitioners. The conference convenes at University of Technology, Sydney, […]


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11th Annual Meeting of Asia Pacific Business School Librarians’ Group

(5 April 2015) Themed Future of Business Libraries: issues and challenges,  business libraries must remain relevant in the coming years. This meeting examines the issues. The venue is Macquarie University Library, Sydney, Australia, 23-25 September 2015.


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Call for papers – RAILS 2015

(24 March 2015) RAILS 2015, Research Applications, Information and Library Studies, takes place at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia from 22-24 July 2015. Educators, research students and practitioners are encouraged to submit papers on the theme of the conference, ‘Expanding Horizons’, which focuses on building partnerships between educators, researchers and practitioners to ensure that […]


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Sydney Catholic Education Office schools’ students are expanding their reading Orbit

(12 February 2015) Sydney Catholic Education Office (SCEO) schools are providing students with an engaging new interface for their Oliver v5 library solution. The new interface, ‘Orbit’, was designed specifically for junior and middle school students and is proving to be an inspiring tool for young readers. Orbit enables students to personalise their own library […]


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Library conferences in Asia 2019

Keep up to date with what’s happening in libraries in the region. If you have a conference to announce, please send its details to marketing@igroupnet.com. A searchable version of this list which includes conferences held in the past ten years is here. 2020 2020 SLANZA Conference New! The Wellington SLANZA Conference takes place 27-30 September […]


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