2009 news

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Libraries Australia Newsletter, issue 4 available

The 4th edition of our newsletter is now available.

Decommissioning of Libraries Australia Free Search

From the end of November 2009, the Libraries Australia free service will be replaced by Trove, a new discovery service focused on Australia, Australians, and items found in Australian collecting institutions. More information on functionality changes to Libraries Australia services and how they may more...

View and listen to the 2009 Forum presentations

For  those that were unable to attend the Libraries Australia Forum held in Hobart on 6th November, you can listen to the mp3 files of the sessions and view the presentations, downloadable from the 2009 Forum program page.

LAAC papers for meeting held in Hobart available

Papers presented at the LAAC meeting held on 4 November 2009 are now available on our Advisory Committee papers & previous meetings page. They include: 2008/2009 Annual report 2009 Roadshows report Report on OCLC’s Asia Pacific Regional Council meeting LAAC more...

Libraries Australia Newsletter, issue 3 available

The 3rd edition of our newsletter is now available.

New enquiry management system for the Libraries Australia Help Desk

Our Help Desk has launched a new enquiry management system. From Wednesday 21st October 2009, we ask you to use our online enquiry form. the URL to this form is: nla.gov.au/librariesaustralia/contact/. After this date, it will no longer be possible more...

2009 Libraries Australia Roadshows wrap up

The Libraries Australia Roadshow has concluded after visiting 23 locations in all states and territories. We have made the powerpoint presenation available from our Roadshow page for those who did not attend or those who wish to view the presentation more...

Prototype for a new Libraries Australia Home page – feedback welcome

We are looking at ways to improve our website and would like your input. A home page prototype has been developed and your feedback would appreciated. You can send in your comments using our enquiry form. It would be great more...

Libraries Australia Search 2.4.4 released

The Libraries Australia Search application has been enhanced and new functionality has been added. A “Check copyright status” button has been added to the Libraries Australia Search display which links to the NLA’s copyright status service for confirming the status more...

2009-2011 Strategic Plan released

The National Library recently released its Directions for 2009-2011. In the context of this broad statement of direction, the Resource Sharing and Innovation Division of the Library has now released its Strategic Plan for July 2009 to June 2011. This more...

Libraries Australia Newsletter – Our very 1st issue available now!

Libraries Australia has produced its 1st Newsletter. We expect to issue this on a regular basis, with news and vignettes to ensure readers are up to date with Libraries Australia developments. This and future newsletters will be accessible through our more...

Great membership offer for School Libraries!

Libraries Australia is offering a discounted membership until 31st December 2009 for school libraries joining our service. For further details, please read the pdf document: Libraries Australia announces membership offer for school libraries accessible from our media releases page. Standard more...

LAAC papers for meeting held in Canberra available

Papers presented at the LAAC meeting held on 4 November 2009 are now available on our Advisory Committee papers & previous meetings page. They include: July 2008-March 2009 Status report New subscription models for special, TAFE and school libraries, and, more...

Libraries Australia Search 2.4.2 released

Functionality to display the State Library of Victoria’s catalogue records with embedded thumbnails was released into the Libraries Australia Search service today. The thumbnails display in the “Full View” only. They do not appear in the search Results page/s.

Citations in Libraries Australia using COinS and Zotero

Libraries Australia has recently implemented the COinS standard. Instructions on how to create citations in Libraries Australia using COinS and Zotero can be found in the pdf document: Citations in Libraries Australia using COinS and Zotero accessible from our media more...

Libraries Australia / OCLC introduce SRU Record Update

The Online Computer Library Centre (OCLC) and Libraries Australia are now using an exciting new method for ensuring that WorldCat receives records from Libraries Australia in real time called SRU Record Update.

Libraries Australia Search 2.4.1 released

A full description of the new and enhanced functionality can be found in the release notes.

Libraries Australia Search 2.4.0 released

A full description of the new and enhanced functionality can be found in the release notes.

Libraries Australia Ning – our new social network!

We are pleased to anounce the launch of Libraries Australia Ning. To join, contact the Help Desk and we will ‘invite’ you to join. We look forward to your participation in Ning and future stimulating discussion. Please ensure you have more...