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21 Nov 2019   Blog

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   Blog

The Lost Thing

The relationship between words and pictures is one of understatement.Much of the humour in the story...

7 Nov 2019   Blog

Desperately seeking secondary sources

In my last post, From the horse’s mouth, we learned what a primary source is and...

1 Nov 2019   Blog

Stretch your imagination

A blog post by Kelly Torrens "It is not enough to simply teach children to read...

31 Oct 2019   Blog

Spooky Reads

Looking to get spooky this Halloween?Whether you’re into horror, love a good thrill, or prefer a...

24 Oct 2019   Blog

The wonderful world of webinars

Since early last year, the Library has been delivering learning webinars! You may have attended one...

23 Oct 2019   Blog

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   Blog

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   Blog

The 'Gentlemen' Convicts

One of the pleasures of working as a guide in the Treasures Gallery at the National...

14 Oct 2019   Blog

NLA Fellowships in 2019

National Library of Australia Fellowships provide an opportunity for researchers to explore the Library’s collection, blissfully...

3 Oct 2019   Blog

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   Blog

The world of library cards

If you have found your way to this web page, perhaps via other National Library pages...

27 Sep 2019   Blog

Digitising our collections

Thanks to the generosity of donors during the 2018 appeal, digitisation work has transformed the extraordinary...

25 Sep 2019   Blog

Treasures for Little Hands

Most of us have a Grimm story or two tucked away in our memory. As children...

23 Sep 2019   Blog

What's a Mappening

The Maps team is responsible for the acquisition, management and accessibility of the Library’s printed and...

17 Sep 2019   Blog

Privateers, Corsairs and Sea Rovers

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! To celebrate, we arrrrrrrrr going to explore...

10 Sep 2019   Blog

From the horse's mouth

As a historian and librarian, hunting for primary sources is my favourite part of the job...

6 Sep 2019   Blog

Rediscovering children’s books as an adult

‘Adults don't necessarily need to be reading storybooks to children, nor do they have to have...