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Australian libraries join forces to build national digital collection

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Australia’s national, state and territory libraries have come together in a world-first collaboration to build a national digital collection, with the new National edeposit service (NED) launching this Friday 16 August.

‘Impassioned letter’ from Manus Island wins 2019 National Biography Award

Monday 12 August 2019

Behrouz Boochani’s powerful story of detention on Manus Island has won this year’s $25,000 National Biography Award, the nation’s richest prize for biographical writing. 

Shortlists announced for 2019 NSW Premier’s History Awards

Wednesday 31 July 2019

The State Library of NSW has today announced the shortlists for the 2019 NSW Premier’s History Awards.

Living Language celebrated in landmark exhibition

Friday 12 July 2019 

To mark UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages, the State Library of NSW is staging a major exhibition to celebrate the strength, diversity and richness of Aboriginal languages in NSW, opening on Saturday 13 July.

Record $36.5M State funding to benefit public libraries

Friday 28 June 2019

Public libraries across NSW are set to benefit from a record boost in funding, with the NSW Government delivering $36.5 million in 2019/20.


2019 National Biography Award shortlist announced

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Powerful memoirs by debut authors and compelling personal stories of women have been shortlisted for the 2019 National Biography Award. 

What if images could speak?

Friday 21 June 2019

Leading web developer, Mauricio Giraldo, has won the Library's $30,000 DX Lab Fellowship. 

Animated dark comedy wins State Library’s inaugural short film prize

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Western Sydney-based animator Jayce White was crowned the winner of the inaugural Shortstacks Short Film Prize for his stand-out animated film ‘Comeback’.

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