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National library of australia

  1. 1. Arwen Cheng
  2. 2. National Library of Australia: Overview  The National Library of Australia(NLA), while formally established by the passage of the National Library Act, 1960, it is the country's largest reference library.  The role is to ensure that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people, as well as significant non- Australian library materials, are collected, preserved and made accessible either through the Library itself or through collaborative arrangements with other libraries and information providers.
  3. 3. National Library of Australia: Overview  The Library has Australia's largest and most diverse collection of information resources and services - over 9 million items including books, maps, pictures, manuscripts and oral histories.  Through the internet library provide a range of information including our catalogue, journal indexes, databases and guides, exhibitions, What‘s on and access to our publications through the online shop.
  4. 4. Discover NLA's collections  Reading Rooms  User can access the Library’s collections and other services through the reading rooms.  Reading room contain: • Main Reading Room • Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room • Petherick Reading Room • Other reading rooms
  5. 5. Discover NLA's collections  Reading Rooms  The Library’s reading rooms provide access to: • the collections • expert staff to provide assistance • electronic resources such as journals, indexes and databases • computers with Internet and Microsoft Office suite • the Library’s online catalogue and website • reference collections • photocopiers, printers • free Wi-Fi network
  6. 6. Discover NLA's collections  eResources Use eResources to locate indexes, full-text journals, websites and guides available through the National Library of Australia on a range of topics. Use eResources Freely available Licenced Onsite resources resources resources Websites freely Databases Resources available available to available by logging inside the National anyone over the in with your library Library of Australia Internet card building
  7. 7. Discover NLA's collections  Digital Collections : Access more than 160,000 images including books, journals, maps, music, pictures, manuscripts and oral histories.  Picture Australia : Images of Australian.  PANDORA : Australia's web archive  Music Australia :Australia's Music: Online, In Time  Australia Dancing : Australian dance resources directory  Australian Research Online: Search for research papers and theses  Australian Newspapers : Historic Australian Newspapers, 1803 to 1954
  8. 8. National Library of Australia: Highlights  Trove : Explore Australian collections and worldwide online sources  Trove is a new discovery experience focused on Australia and Australians.  It supplements what search engines provide. If you are researching in the fields of the social sciences, literature, local or family history, or need inspiration for your school assignment, then this is the tool for you.
  9. 9. National Library of Australia: Highlights  Trove : Explore Australian collections and worldwide online sources
  10. 10. National Library of Australia: Highlights  ASK NOW—Chat with a librarian  Ask Now:information professionals are waiting online to help with your query.  Ask Now is a virtual reference service staffed by librarians in Australia and New Zealand. It aims to provide high quality information to users, with the convenience of immediate, online communication. Using purpose-built software [question point], it allows librarians and users to interact in real time.
  11. 11. National Library of Australia: Highlights  ASK NOW—Chat with a librarian The service is available Monday to Friday, during the 8.00am - 5.00pm
  12. 12. National Library of Australia: Highlights  Bookplate Cafe  Bookplate and outdoor dining area, offer specials, delicious cakes, pastries and quality coffee.  Bookplate is the ideal place to have your wedding, corporate function, convention or just come and relax over cake and coffee with friends.
  13. 13. National Library of Australia: Highlights  Paperplate  Paperplate is the rest area on the Lower Ground Floor.  There is free Wi-Fi and power access as well as fabulous food and coffee , and provides a great area to sit, relax and work anytime.
  14. 14. National Library of Australia:Objective NLA’s objective is to ensure Australians have access to a national collection of library material to enhance learning, knowledge creation, enjoyment and understanding of Australian life and society.
  15. 15. National Library of Australia “When I step into this library , I cannot understand why I ever step out of it.” Thank you!