Friday, August 28, 2009

ABS- Social Trends and National Accounts

Information from the latest Australian Social Trends (June 2009) released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics:
- internal migration and population growth within Australia's regions
- health literacy
- student achievement in Maths and Science
- casual employees and their working conditions
- living arrangements of young people

Next quarterly Australian National Accounts due out next Wednesday September 2.

If you have trouble finding information on the ABS site, try the online tutorials, or ask your librarian for assistance.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New web resources

Belonging, Being and Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - is part of the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) reform agenda for early childhood education and care and is a key component of the Australian Government’s National Quality Agenda for early childhood education and care."

SHUT OUT: The Experience of People with Disabilities and their Families in Australia
National Disability Strategy Consultation Report, prepared by the National People with Disabilities and Carer Council 2009

Refugees and asylum seekers: a guide to key electronic resources
prepared by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Library

Friday, August 14, 2009

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature

Allen and Unwin, the publishers of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature are running a competition with the prize being a limited edition copy of the work. Answer 10 questions and then in 25 words or less, say who is your favourite Australian author, and why.

Nicholas Jose, the General Editor of the Anthology and Professor of Writing at the University of Western Sydney writes on Australian literature, shortly before the book's release.

Selected authors from the Anthology reading or speaking about their works

Friday, August 7, 2009

Improved Scanning

Scanning is now possible from the colour photocopier on level 1. The scanned image is sent as an attachment to your email address, but only after you key in your email address to enable this.

If you don't want to leave your address in the address book of the machine, you can insert and delete it each time. Step by step instructions will be provided.

Images up to A3 can be scanned and at no charge.