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Montage of Library Bookshelves

Ever since I heard this month’s #AusGlamBlog theme was “Happiness” I’ve had that Happy song stuck in my head.

“Clap along if you know what happiness is to you”

I’m new to the library world as a professional, but not new to libraries. A sequence of fuzzy memories swirl in my mind when I think of libraries.

First, was my local public library children’s cave filled with books that glittered with colour like jewels.

[Originally published as a guest blog for the Trove forum on International Women's Day 8 March 2012. Photos by Craig Mackenzie courtesy of the National Library of Australia]

"The Dawn" was published monthly in Sydney, Australia from May 1888 until it's final issue in July 1905.

Close the Library: Be Digital

Submitted by kattekrab on Mon 04th Jul 2005 07:07

Donna Benjamin
4 July 2005
Infonet 2005 Issue 2 Volume 15

Ten years ago, in his book "Being Digital", Nicholas Negroponte (1995) said, "Thomas Jefferson advanced the concept of libraries and the right to check out a book free of charge. But this great forefather never considered the likelihood that 20 million people might access a digital library electronically and withdraw its contents at no cost."

Reading deeper into the web...

Submitted by kattekrab on Wed 16th Jun 2004 07:06

Donna Benjamin
16 June 2004
Infonet 2004 - Issue 3 Volume - 14 pp26-27

The World Wide Web has been around for well over a decade. It has been in a constant state of evolution since Tim Berners Lee first proposed a hypertext system for linking information servers across the globe. The web has become so much more than the sum of its parts. 

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