2006

  • Monday, 13 March, 2006 - 16:05

    The National Library is calling for applications for the 2006 Community Heritage Grants.

    The grants of up to $10 000 are available to community groups around the country to preserve locally held nationally significant cultural heritage collections for future generations.

  • Monday, 6 March, 2006 - 16:03

    The National Libraries of Australia and New Zealand are pleased to announce a collaborative project linking Libraries Australia Document Delivery and Te Puna Interloan, enabling libraries on both sides of the Tasman to seamlessly request from and supply library resources to one another.

  • Monday, 27 February, 2006 - 16:02

    Libraries Australia, a service that enables anyone with an Internet connection to select from more than 40 million items held in over 800 libraries across the nation, will be launched at 12.30pm Monday 27 February at Parliament House, Canberra by Senator Helen Coonan, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.

  • Friday, 10 February, 2006 - 16:00

    Weekend visitors to the National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries exhibition can join the National Library of Australia as it says farewell to its most significant foundation treasure, the Journal of the Endeavour, the handwritten manuscript detailing James Cook’s voyage of discovery to Australia between 1768–1771.

  • Monday, 30 January, 2006 - 15:58

    A revolution is about to take place for information seekers. From 27 February 2006 Libraries Australia will enable anyone with an Internet connection to select from more than 40 million items held in over 800 libraries across the nation.

  • Wednesday, 18 January, 2006 - 16:24

    Donald Friend: A Charmed Life, a wide-ranging, evocative exhibition focusing on one of Australia’s most exotic and colourful artists, opens at the National Library of Australia on 9 November 2006.

  • Friday, 13 January, 2006 - 15:55

    Sydney, 13th January 06 – A new partnership between Yahoo! Australia & NZ and the National Library of Australia will create the country’s most comprehensive publicly accessible bank of digital images featuring contemporary photographs of urban and rural Australia.

2005

  • Monday, 28 November, 2005 - 17:48

    National Treasures from Australia’s Great Libraries, an exhibition which tells the great Australian story, opens at the National Library of Australia on 3 December 2005.

  • Wednesday, 9 November, 2005 - 17:46

    23 Victorian community groups have been awarded a 2005 Federal Community Heritage Grant

  • Wednesday, 9 November, 2005 - 17:44

    Burnie City Council has been awarded a $7000 Federal Community Heritage Grant to fund a significance assessment and preservation survey of the Pioneer Village Museum.

  • Wednesday, 9 November, 2005 - 17:41

    Eight South Australian community groups have been awarded 2005 Federal Community Heritage Grants.

  • Wednesday, 9 November, 2005 - 17:40

    12 Queensland community groups have been awarded a 2005 Federal Community Heritage Grant.

  • Wednesday, 9 November, 2005 - 17:38

    Two Northern Territory community groups have been awarded Federal Community Heritage Grants.

  • Wednesday, 9 November, 2005 - 17:35

    17 New South Wales community groups have been awarded a 2005 Federal Community Heritage Grant.

  • Wednesday, 9 November, 2005 - 17:34

    Five Canberra community groups have been awarded a 2005 Federal Community Heritage Grants.

  • Wednesday, 9 November, 2005 - 17:09

    The 2005 Community Heritage Grants have set new records on the number and size of grants, the diversity of recipients, the range of cultural heritage collections and geographic distribution.

  • Saturday, 5 November, 2005 - 17:11

    Seven Western Australian groups have been awarded a 2005 Federal Community Heritage Grant.

    Announced by the Federal Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator the Hon. Rod Kemp, at the National Library of Australia (Wednesday evening), the successful groups are the Subiaco Museum, Broome Historical Society and Museum, Leonora Gwalia Historical Museum, City of Armadale, Trustees of the Christian Brothers, WA Cricket Association and Museum, and Warmun Art Centre, Turkey Creek.

  • Friday, 4 November, 2005 - 17:07

    The National Library of Australia announces one of the most significant acquisitions in its 105 year history. The Ducie Collection, purchased from the Moreton family in England, is the largest and most important collection of First Fleet art to have come on the market in the last 50 years.

  • Thursday, 8 September, 2005 - 16:05

    AskNow!, a Council of Australian State Libraries (CASL) initiative, has recorded its 100,000th enquiry, three years after its launch.

  • Friday, 2 September, 2005 - 16:01

    Adrian Barker and Ben Stephenson, two of Australia ’s finest young folk musicians, are this year’s joint winners of the National Folk Fellowship, organised by the National Library of Australia and the National Folk Festival.

  • Sunday, 10 July, 2005 - 15:59

    Good Looking: Narrative Photographs Past and Present, an exhibition that examines a range of ‘picture-telling’ styles across 125 years of Australian photography, goes on display at the National Library in Canberra on 3 September.

  • Thursday, 7 July, 2005 - 15:56

    A project to deliver books in Indonesian language to tsunami devastated Banda Aceh culminates in a ceremony to be held at The National Library of Australia Council Room at 9am on Friday 8 July.

  • Thursday, 9 June, 2005 - 15:44

    Information seekers face enormous challenges in finding the resources they need. With millions of books and other materials for users to discover, libraries have established a cooperative scheme to help searchers find the right resources, by recording author and series names through an international standard system. This system, the Name Authority component of the Program for Cooperative Cataloguing (NACO), enables users all over the world to find resources easily through their library’s catalogue.

  • Wednesday, 18 May, 2005 - 15:40

    No matter where you are in Australia , you can visit the National Library during Australian Library and Information Week from 23-29 May 2005.

  • Tuesday, 17 May, 2005 - 16:03

    Australian libraries reached a major milestone with the addition of the 40th million item to the Australian National Bibliographic Database. The database is at the heart of "finding" and "getting" activities of Australian libraries. It records material held by state, national, university, public and special library collections including books, journals, online resources, theses, newspapers and many other materials. Users can search the database through Libraries Australia.

  • Tuesday, 17 May, 2005 - 15:39

    The National Library of Australia announces the donation of books in Indonesian language to the value of $13,000 to assist the relief effort in Banda Aceh.

  • Tuesday, 19 April, 2005 - 15:33

    Join outstanding Australian and international authors, scholars and commentators as they speak about research based on the National Library’s collections at the conference An Open Book: Research, Imagination and thePursuit of Knowledge from Friday 29 April until Sunday 1 May 2005.

  • Thursday, 14 April, 2005 - 15:35

    The sensational and little-known story of Australia 's literary great, Miles Franklin, will be revealed at the National Library when the traveling exhibition Miles Franklin: A Brilliant Career? opens on 23 April. The exhibition has been curated by Paul Brunton, Senior Curator, Mitchell Library and the tour organised by the State Library of NSW.

  • Thursday, 31 March, 2005 - 15:30

    The National Library of Australia is calling for applications for the 2005 Community Heritage Grants (CHG).

    Grants of up to $10,000 are provided to community groups around the country to preserve their nationally significant cultural heritage collections.

  • Thursday, 10 March, 2005 - 16:26

    On Tuesday 15 March, the Chinese Ambassador, Her Excellency Mme Fu Ying will formally present to Jan Fullerton, Director-General of the National Library, a full size replica terracotta warrior.

  • Thursday, 10 March, 2005 - 16:24

    Senator the Hon Rod Kemp, Minister for the Arts and Sport, will launch MusicAustralia on Monday March 14 at 6.15pm at the National Library of Australia. The launch will be a vibrant celebration of Australia ’s music, live and online, headlined by Robyn Archer AO, singer, writer and artistic director.

  • Monday, 7 February, 2005 - 16:28

    The National Library of Australia, in conjunction with the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), will host an International Newspapers Conference – Asiaand the Pacific: Newspapers in the 21st century from 22-24 February 2005.

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