Preserving and sharing local history

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 13:58

Local organizations will reap the benefits from successful applications via the Local History Grants Program announced today by the Minister of the Arts Heidi Victoria.

 

Congratulations to Shire of Nillumbik for its Nillumbik Heritage Boioklet update project and the Greensborough Historical Society for the production of a website.

 

Springthorpe Owners Corporation based in Bundoora on the border of Banyule and Darebin has also received successful funding for their heritage project.

 

The Vandemonians in Victoria

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:20

Professor Janet McCalman will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Heidelberg Historical Society.  

Her talk is on The Vandemonians in Victoria: a hidden history.

Around 30,000 former and escaping convicts made their way to Victoria during the 1840s and 1850s.

A bit of a giggle

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 16:18

Well, more of a snigger.

We have previously talked about the annoying little things you encounter in eBooks in the post Al he los chal enging! But this article from the Guardian, Scanner for ebook cannot tell its 'arms' from its 'anus' takes the cake.

Scanning a title with YPRL's Mobile app

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 17:33

 

The YPRL Mobile app makes it easy to find books, music and movies, see what’s available at your library, place holds and manage your account. But wait, there’s more.

Seen a book you like but don’t want to buy it? Using your YPRL Mobile  app, simply scan the ISBN on the back of the book. Within seconds a library copy is located and you can put a hold on it. Before you know it, you’re enjoying that book and it hasn’t cost a cent!

 

 

Trove newspapers

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 13:35

The National Library of Australia is pleased to announce the following newspapers which have issues that have been newly added to Digitised newspapers and more on Trove. Many of these newspapers are currently being added to Trove and further issues will become available shortly.

NSW

·         Adelong Argus, Tumut and Gundagai Advertiser (NSW : 1888 - 1925)*

Mill Park Library CLOSED on Tuesday 13 May

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 15:06

Mill Park Library will be CLOSED on Tuesday 13 May from 10.00am until 4.30pm due to an electricity outage. The library will be open from 4.30pm until 8.30pm.

Collections Survey Thank You

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 09:55

Thank you for your response to our 2014 Collections survey.

Yarra Plenty Regional Library conducts an annual Collections survey to give library patrons an opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions on how our collections can be developed and improved.

This year’s survey was available online via our website and print copies which could be accessed at the branches.

Find My Past

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 00:00

There has been some recent changes to findmypast library edition. There is no longer multiple domains for each country (UK, Ireland and Australia New Zealand). Access is now provided for all subscriptions via www.findmypast.com.au.

 

  • The new website has a great new look, a more powerful search tool and many other exciting features.   Here are some of the highlights:

 

Mobile reading

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 13:08

UNESCO recently published a report titled Reading in the Mobile Era (actually published on 23 April 2014 - World Book and Copyright Day) explaining how mobile technology is used to facilitate reading and improve literacy in developing countries.