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21 Nov 2019
Who's at the Library!
A blog post by Konrad CrnkovicDoctor Who turns 56 this Saturday, the 23rd November. It’s a...
12 Nov 2019
The Lost Thing
The relationship between words and pictures is one of understatement.Much of the humour in the story...
7 Nov 2019
Desperately seeking secondary sources
In my last post, From the horse’s mouth, we learned what a primary source is and...
1 Nov 2019
Stretch your imagination
A blog post by Kelly Torrens "It is not enough to simply teach children to read...
31 Oct 2019
Looking to get spooky this Halloween?Whether you’re into horror, love a good thrill, or prefer a...
24 Oct 2019
The wonderful world of webinars
Since early last year, the Library has been delivering learning webinars! You may have attended one...
23 Oct 2019
Improving records for First Nations collections
Since April 2019 Rochelle and Soma, both cataloguers at the National Library of Australia have been...
17 Oct 2019
Hiroshige : 100 famous views of Edo
Hiroshige: meisho-Edo-hyakkei = One Hundred Famous Views of Edo Utagawa (Andō) Hiroshige's beautiful Ukiyo-e woodblock prints...
15 Oct 2019
The 'Gentlemen' Convicts
One of the pleasures of working as a guide in the Treasures Gallery at the National...
14 Oct 2019
NLA Fellowships in 2019
National Library of Australia Fellowships provide an opportunity for researchers to explore the Library’s collection, blissfully...
3 Oct 2019
1989 Grandfinal: The Stuff of Legends
In Joseph Campbell’s work on comparative mythology, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, a book which...
2 Oct 2019
The world of library cards
If you have found your way to this web page, perhaps via other National Library pages...
27 Sep 2019
Digitising our collections
Thanks to the generosity of donors during the 2018 appeal, digitisation work has transformed the extraordinary...
25 Sep 2019
Treasures for Little Hands
Most of us have a Grimm story or two tucked away in our memory. As children...
23 Sep 2019
What's a Mappening
The Maps team is responsible for the acquisition, management and accessibility of the Library’s printed and...
17 Sep 2019
Privateers, Corsairs and Sea Rovers
September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! To celebrate, we arrrrrrrrr going to explore...
10 Sep 2019
From the horse's mouth
As a historian and librarian, hunting for primary sources is my favourite part of the job...
6 Sep 2019
Rediscovering children’s books as an adult
‘Adults don't necessarily need to be reading storybooks to children, nor do they have to have...
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