Victorian Newspapers available online
A new way to access ‘old’ newspapers
Public Libraries Victoria Network and the State Library of Victoria have been working together to digitise 19th and early 20th century Victorian newspapers.
The current focus is newspaper titles covering 1914 to 1918 to commemorate the centenary of World War 1.
Digitised Victorian newspapers can be found on the National Library's Trove platform at:
Information on Online Resources in Victorian Libraries
Gulliver review report and recommendations
Marketing online resources - a toolkit for Public Libraries
This Toolkit was developed to bring together the ideas which were discussed at the Marketing Online Resources Workshop held in July. It brings together the best ideas from libraries around the state.
The Toolkit now also included links to marketing resourcees supplied by vendors.
Online training hints
Online Database Training Wiki
Moonee Valley Library Service has produced a wiki for staff to improve their knowledge of online databases and to be able to answer reference inquiries confidently using the databases. It includes 10 weeks worth of databases to review - approx 30 minutes per week. Moonee Valley has the highest per capita use of databases in Victoria so they are obviously doing something right!
Access the wiki at http://mvls.pbworks.com/
This is a work in progress to assist staff to become familiar with the online resources:
A new free website -
www.law4community.org.au - links to legal resources. This website is produced by the Fitzroy Legal Service and is designed to assist community workers