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3D Printing – Library’s future

Using a printer at the library will never be the same again with the introduction of amazing new technology – 3D printing in Libraries.  This printer is about the size of a large microwave oven and prints using the same type of light-weight plastic...

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Exciting new LIS roles for the future

There has never been a more fascinating and exciting time to enter into Library and Information Services (LIS). The world, and LIS industry, is at a tipping point of extraordinary change and of infinite possibility. Change is now the only true...

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Spotlight on our Diploma of Library and Information Services

This month, we will be taking an in depth look at our Diploma of Library and Information Services, for those who may be considering up-grading their qualification to become a qualified Library Technician. This specialist course opens a new world for...

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Library usage falls significantly as services shrink

The number of branches still open in Great Britain has fallen 8% since 2009, with visits down 40m since 2010.

Zadie Smith has described libraries as “absolutely essential”, Alan Bennett believes that closing branches is verging on “child abuse” and...

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Library of Congress apologizes for “egregious lapse” in Twain book

Fifteen days after Quartz reported that the Library of Congress was embroiled in a plagiarism scandal, the institution issued a rare mea culpa. The work in question is Mark Twain’s America, a book produced by the Library of Congress’s publishing...

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The 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Winners

The 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards winners were announced by the Prime Minister and Minister for the Arts at the National Gallery of Victoria on Monday 8 December 2014.

Fiction—joint winners

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ALIA says move to Business is a better option than merger with Entertainment for library technician qualification

Monday 1 December 2014 Canberra: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) urges all Members to support library technician courses offered by TAFE and private training organisations moving from the Cultural Industries to the Business...
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Library Futures: From Knowledge Keepers to Creators

The “Futurist” magazine published an article “Library Futures: From Knowledge Keepers to Creators”, by Sohail Inayatullah, a Professor from a number of universities including Macquarie University and the University of the Sunshine Coast.Essentially,...
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Victorian state election 2014: Labor unveils $50m state library plan

Victoria’s state library will win funding to broadcast seminars to other libraries across the state under a $50 million Labor plan.

The project, which will also expand floor space by 40 per cent, will allow workshops to be broadcast via video...

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