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End of an era – print reference

I have had responsibility for our library’s print reference collection. on and off since 1996. When I first took on this role in 1996, our largest branch – which was both the local and regional reference collection, had 85 shelves of reference books. I’m talking full shelves, 2 metre high shelving and taking up a …

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Blog every day of June – Changing face of the reference collection – Mon 2nd June

As we head into the end of the financial year, I have been finalising the titles that we wish to get on standing order for our print reference collection for the next financial year.  I have been with this library service for many years, but even in the last 15, its amazing how much this …

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Serendipitous discoveries

Its Day 29 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and after something that happened today, I was wondering about serendipitous discoveries that have been made in libraries. We went to Mt Baw Baw in the Victorian Alps, taking the kids for their first visit to the snow. Left early, made sure we had …

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