Wikipedia:GLAM/State Library of New South Wales/NSLA Training November 2013

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NSLA Training Day[edit]


9.00am - 4.00pm


National Library of Australia

Course leaders[edit]


Workshop objectives[edit]

Cover images[edit]


Before the workshop, participants should:

  • Choose a user name and create a user account

Newspaper editing procedures[edit]

More information about the SLNSW Newspaper Project.

Further reading[edit]


  • Kirkpatrick, Rod (2000), Country conscience : a history of the New South Wales provincial press, 1841-1995, Infinite Harvest Publishing, ISBN 978-0-646-40270-3 


  • Kirkpatrick, Rod (1984), Sworn to no master : a history of the provincial press in Queensland to 1930, Darling Downs Institute Press, ISBN 978-0-909306-60-1 
  • Kirkpatrick, Rod; Queensland Country Press Association (2008), Purposely parochial : 100 years of the Country Press in Queensland (1st ed ed.), Queensland Country Press Association, ISBN 978-0-646-49194-3 


  • Kirkpatrick, Rod; Victorian Country Press Association (2010), The bold type : a history of Victoria's country newspapers, 1840-2010, The Victorian Country Press Association, ISBN 978-0-9775562-2-9 

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