Another example of a reference enquiry received via the Library’s Ask a librarian service – perhaps not the most riveting influx of enquiries this week! Q: Is the exercise machine “ab circle pro” patented in Australia? A: You can search the Australian Patent database, AusPat, as well as trademark and design databases, freely from the Online Service section of [...]
Archive for June, 2010
The National Library has acquired city plans in Russian of five Australian cities, originally produced by the Soviet military between 1981 and 1985.
The National Library of Australia’s Ask a librarian service receives around nine hundred online reference enquiries a month. These can cover an enormous range of topics, from the sublime to the ridiculous. Here’s one example of an enquiry received this week, along with our response. Happy reading! Q: In 1860, Archbishop Polding travelled to Murrurundi, NSW, [...]
The National Library of Australia has been in contact with writers’ centres and festival organisers from across the States and regions to disseminate a Legal Deposit in Australia brochure…
An article from The Mercury (Tasmania), published on the 5th of February 1949 is the 20 millionth article made available to the public as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program. The article is a report from the trial of Cardinal Mindszenty (the then Primate of Hungary), and outlines his request to the United States [...]
Just recently the National Library received a microfilm copy of the World War II newspaper, the Army News, which documents a remarkable stage in Australia’s history. With many troops arriving in Darwin during World War II, the Army News sprung up in 1941, ‘issued for all services in the Northern Territory’. After the city was [...]