The Australian Publishers Association (APA) and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) have come to a landmark agreement to allow libraries to use book covers to promote books and authors without seeking permission each time.
We are pleased to announce we will be running our next copyright training session at the State library of Victoria on 18 April.
As per usual this training aims to arm librarians and archivists with the knowledge and skills to tackle copyright in their institutions. Whether you’re a copyright beginner or looking for the latest updates, from document delivery to open access we cover it all and take questions from the floor.
For the estimated 357,000 Australians who are blind or have low vision, settling in to read the latest bestseller is not as easy as grabbing a copy from the local bookshop or downloading it onto an e-reader. With only 3-5% of printed content made available in accessible formats; the ability to convert print into braille, large print or DAISY formats is essential to ensure the blind and vision impaired are not locked out of culture and knowledge.
Did Captain Cook’s crew survive and thrive through judicial consumption of carrot marmalade?
A handwritten recipe found amongst Cook’s papers promises ‘one of the best Remedies against the Scurvy, it will be of the greatest use in long Sea Voyages’. It goes on to detail everything from selection of carrots to the preservation of marmalade during a two year sea voyage.
If you have tried to visit the homepage for the 2000 Sydney Olympics in the last couple of years, been frustrated by a broken link in a blog post, or gone looking for documents from a government department that no longer exists, then you will be all too aware that the internet is not permanent.
And this causes headaches for the institutions that are charged with archiving, preserving and making accessible Australia’s culture and heritage.