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Untitled[edit]

Please see Talk:National Library of Australia/Usage of NLA Images regarding Library images found on wikipedia. Timeshift 05:05, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Off-topic external links[edit]

Skeezix1000 persuaded me that off-topic external links like the ones below were an unhelpful addition to Library and Archives Canada (LAC); and consequently, I've moved them from the NLA article as well -- see Talk:Library and Archives Canada#Off-topic external links.

In this context, I see the following citation as plausibly relevant to improved articles about ANL, LAC, etc.:

The need for national entities like the National Preservation Office (NPO) in the British Library has been documented in surveys conducted by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Section on Preservation & Conservation and by the Ligue Internationale des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherches. Other than the United Kingdom, at least seven other countries have set up an entity similar to the NPO, including Canada and New Zealand.<:ref>[:http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla63/63foom.htm Foot, Mirjam. (1997) "Paper: Towards a National Preservation Policy,"] 63rd IFLA General Conference (Copenhagen).<:/ref>

Nevertheless, Skeezix1000 has convinced me that adding off-topic external links was an unworkable gesture. Maybe there is still some way to build on misplaced good intentions ...? --Tenmei (talk) 02:12, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Info box style[edit]

The current infobox style is set to 'government agency', I think it would be worth altering this to 'library' to bring it into line with the Library of Congress, Bibliothèque nationale de France, etc. Thoughts? Veloxsilentium (talk) 06:01, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

help needed[edit]

Hi, working in the German WP, found an article about the Curti baronets only in the Australian library. Asked, but they cannot send copies to oversea, due to... I dont know which reg's. Someone able to order it inside Australia and send me a digital copy via email? Do you have to pay for or is it free of charge? It will be used for a person WP article of the middle-age english german baronet William Curti (first details Curti-Schloss here) and an article too for my work in the museum society of my city. Best Regards --Commander-pirx (talk) 10:18, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Problem solved - thanks for the support - I like you and your country - some news found for my article - Best regards --Commander-pirx (talk) 07:34, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Agency overview[edit]

Hi I work at the National Library of Australia working in the Public Programs Division and would like to get the whole article up-to-date. I hope to do this over time. I will start by updating some of the information in the Agency overview. JudithLibrarian (talk) 04:59, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

That would be great. However, please note that you need to take care than the material is neutrally worded given that you have a connection with the topic (if you haven't read it already, Wikipedia:Conflict of interest, and especially the WP:INSIDE part of this page, may be useful), and is either your own wording or something which has been released into the public domain. Welcome to Wikipedia by the way! Regards, Nick-D (talk) 11:07, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Collaborative resource discovery services[edit]

I would like to update and/or possibly restructure section 5, since some of these collaborative services have been decommissioned/absorbed into Trove (eg Picture Australia, Australia Dancing). Thoughts? JudithLibrarian (talk) 03:05, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Go for it. But note that you should stick as much as possible to things that can be cited to reliable sources (publications or official web sites). McKay (talk) 03:10, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll ensure all facts are cited. JudithLibrarian (talk) 04:35, 28 August 2012 (UTC)