• National Library of Australia Fellowships provide an opportunity for researchers to explore the Library’s collection, blissfully uninterrupted, for up to 12 weeks....
    https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/behind-the-scenes/2017/02/01/nla-fellowships-in-2017
  • As an intern in the National Library this year, I expected to find myself doing ‘something’ with books, knowing little about the vast holdings of realia and ephemera the...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/behind-the-scenes/2011/09/29/look-out-shes-behind-you
  • As I go about my work as a reference librarian, I come across many stories both entertaining and whimsical. When I find ephemera or articles about performers, I often...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/behind-the-scenes/2015/11/05/australias-got-talent
  • Those of you who have wandered the streets of any city will know of poor Bill Posters. Especially on construction sites one can find a sign stating “Post No Bills” or “...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/behind-the-scenes/2012/07/09/bill-posters-welcome-here
  • Guest blogger Dr Adam Trainer from the State Library of Western Australia introduces us to a wonderful music collection, now available in Trove. The inclusion of this...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/trove/2017/04/13/archiving-new-music-performance
  • You might have caught our recent blog ‘The Hunt for History’ about the National Library of Australia’s exciting new publication for primary school kids, The Big Book of...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/behind-the-scenes/2013/11/26/you-are-a-history-maker
  • For many of us December is a time to reflect on the year that was.  For me 2016 has been a stimulating and engaging experience working as Executive Officer for the...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/behind-the-scenes/2016/12/14/opportunity-knocks
  • Trove’s people and organisations zone passed a milestone in May 2015. The zone now contains biographies describing the lives of over one million people. One million...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/trove/2016/03/24/trove-s-one-millionth-man
  • Those readers who have stumbled across some of my other Behind the Scenes blog posts may have noticed that I enjoy stories with a focus on music, as well as those with a...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/behind-the-scenes/2017/02/10/lady-of-the-locket
  • As a regular concert-goer and opera and ballet lover, I enjoy reference questions which lead me to the Library’s Australian performing arts programs and ephemera...
    https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/behind-the-scenes/2015/07/06/ephemera-and-memorabilia