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Ngarnga Yumarrala: SLV resources

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Ngarnga Yumarrala: SLV resources

  1. 1. Online resources for IndigenousstudiesNgarnga Yumarrala3 August 2012
  2. 2. Session outline • Introduction to the SLV collections • ergo website • Resources on the SLV catalogue • Research guides • Finding articles in newspapers and journals • Activity: analysing images and documents • Using texts • Sharing resources with Diigo P–2
  3. 3. Early days• Established by Redmond Barry and known as the Melbourne Public Library when it opened in 1856• The shelves contained 846 volumes in February 1856 (about 5 million total items today)• Hoped to be the people’s university’ – “a place where the world’s knowledge and information would be freely available to all citizens of the growing colony of Victoria, regardless of their social status or financial resources”• Not all members of the Victorian community were equally represented P–3
  4. 4. Resources for studentsFor the study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture there are a number of resources at the SLV suitable for both teachers and students.We would recommend directing students to information on the ergo website ergo.slv.vic.gov.au P–4
  5. 5. ergo websiteRelevant areas in the ‘Explore history’ section: - Colonial Melbourne - Convicts: Buckley and the Aborigines - Pioneers: Batman’s treaty (‘also on ergo’ leads to Land & Exploration) - Land & Exploration - Land management: Tarnishing the Crown - Land management: Indigenous land use - Exploration: Burke, Wills & Aboriginal guides - Rebels & Outlaws - Law enforcement: Massacre of the Kurnai - Law enforcement: Aboriginal trackers - Law enforcement: The Native Police - Golden Victoria - Life on the fields: Aborigines and the gold rush - Fight for rights - Indigenous rights: (all in this section) P–5
  6. 6. Resources on the SLV catalogueImages in ergo all have links tothe catalogue record for eachitem, eg. Tommy McRae’s book ofsketches P–6
  7. 7. Resources on the SLV catalogueThe record will contain allbibliographic details,background/description of theitem, and the subjects that it hasbeen catalogued in.Subjects are hyperlinkedto searches for other itemsin that subject set,eg. Aboriginal Australians –Victoria P–7
  8. 8. Resources on the SLV catalogueOnce you have searched for asubject, we recommend that yourestrict your search to onlineresources so you can use themremotely.You can do this from at the topof the search results, or underthe ‘Show only’ heading in theleft column P–8
  9. 9. Resources on the SLV catalogueYou can view the items byclicking on the ‘View online’link.Some are available to downloadin high-res tiff format P–9
  10. 10. Resources on the SLV catalogueDoing a catalogue search http://search.slv.vic.gov.au Different tabs are to search for different item types The search bar is like a search engine on the web. Just type in what you’re looking for and click ‘Search’ P–10
  11. 11. Research guides SLV research guides http://guides.slv.vic.gov.au/ Browse by subject  Aboriginal people •Aboriginal people and family history •Aboriginal people and the law •Adoption and Forgotten Australians •Early Australian census records •Finding the meaning of an Aboriginal word •Koorie Victoria and State Library of Victoria collections P–11
  12. 12. Resources for teachers The Library also subscribes to information databases http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/explore/research-tools/access-eresources-home Includes multi-subject databases (EBSCO, Informit Complete, General OneFile, JSTOR etc) Also has subject specific resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people P–12
  13. 13. Finding articles in newspapers and journalsFrom the Research tools page you can search the Victoria Government Gazettehttp://gazette.slv.vic.gov.au/ P–13
  14. 14. Resources for teachers and studentsYou can also look at contemporary newspapers remotely, but you will need tobe logged in with your surname and Library card barcode – to register go tohttp://www.slv.vic.gov.au/services/join-libraryNewspaper databases can be found at:http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/explore/research-tools/access-eresources-home/newspapers P–14
  15. 15. Finding articles in newspapers and journalsTo view historic newspapers, go to the National Library of Australia website touse Trove:http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaperYou can search bypublication or keyword.Text is electronicallytranslated, so can be alittle inaccurate, butarticles can be printedand/or saved from thesite P–15
  16. 16. Activity: analysis of images and documentsFor this activity we will use templates from the ‘For teachers’ section of theergo websitehttp://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/search/for-teachersUsing the templates for singleImage study and document study,work in pairs or groups of threeto analyse the sources provided(from the ergo website, SLVmanuscripts collection or Trove).Record your findings on the template P–16
  17. 17. Using textsUsing texts can be a great way to explore cross-curriculum priorities and is agood way to integrate studies with English. • Great reading list for Indigenous studies compiled by Susan La Marca (Genazzano FCJ College) http://susanlamarca.edublogs.org/australian-curriculum/ •Resources on Inside A Dog to assist with text studies and responses eg. - Literature Circles - Multimedia resources - Video responses - Visual responses http://www.insideadog.com.au/teachers P–17
  18. 18. Sharing resources with DiigoWe have created a Diigo account to share resources that we have shown youtoday:http://www.diigo.com/list/slvlearn/aboriginal_torres_strait_islander_resources P–18
  19. 19. Contact detailsBethany Leong,Education Programs CoordinatorEmail: bleong@slv.vic.gov.auPhone: (03) 8664 7268Cameron Hocking,Learning Programs OfficerEmail: chocking@slv.vic.gov.auPhone: (03) 8664 7558There is also an edited version of this presentation athttp://www.slideshare.net/slveducation P–19

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