We’re looking for feedback on our WAPLDMC (Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection) ebooks service. We’d love you to help by completing our 5 minute survey – please click the survey button on the WAPLDMC home page.
If you haven’t already checked out this collection please take a look at the service, check out an ebook or audio book, then come back and complete the survey!
If you are accessing WAPLDMC via an app on a tablet or smart phone, use this link to go directly to the survey.
Did you know our collection includes e-books? One of our e-book collections is Safari Tech Books Online – “A library of books on information technology, desktop applications and business, digitized and made available by Safari Books Online in conjunction with the original publishers. Safari books online is the e-reference library of Computer Science titles for programmers and IT professionals.”
Next time you’re visiting the State Library why not take the opportunity to view this latest batch of new electronic resources! All are available from the library catalogue terminals and from our public pcs (bookings required for public pcs). Click on the links for more information about each resource:
KWINANA FREEWAY: Perth’s pride and joy. The Freeway is a 45-50 m.p.h.double-laned highway running from the Narrows Bridge over the Swan at the foot of King’s Park to Canning Bridge four miles to the south, and links the city with suburbs to the south of the river, and Fremantle. It is part of a master plan which will ultimately give Perth the finest access road system in Australia. The Freeway is barred to pedestrians, cycles, learner-drivers, agricultural or power machines, outsize vehicles and animals and you are requested not to drive on it unless you can maintain 45-50 m.p.h. in safety and confidence.
It is fenced off throughout its length, with strikingly designed footbridges to give pedestrians crossing places from the roads of South Perth to the river beaches. The roundabout system which controls traffic at each end of the Narrows Bridge — one of the most modern structures of its kind in the world — is on a semi-cloverleaf system wihch employs a give-way and weaving method to merge the traffic flows rather than the overway-underway method. It is simple to follow if care is taken to read the signposting.
Lights of Kwinana Freeway, 4.5.60 - Battye Library 133458PD
Small business benchmarks are designed to help business meet their tax obligations by enabling them to track their performance against the rest of their industry
We have benchmarked the key business ratios for high medium and low turnover businesses for more than 100 industries. By comparing your business to the benchmarks for your industry you can assess your business’s performance.
We also use benchmarks to identify businesses that may be avoiding their tax obligations by not reporting some or all of their income.
We were saddened this week to read of the death of West Australian poet Alec Choate.
Alec Choate at the Premier's Book Awards dinner on 26 February, 1998. Alec Choate was the winner of the Poetry category in the 1997 awards.
Alec Choate was born in England in 1915 and migrated to Western Australia in 1922. He was educated at Gwelup Primary School and Hale School. He served in the AIF in the Middle East and the Pacific in the Second World War. After the war he worked as a surveyor with the Public Works Department.
Are you being bombarded with campaign material for the upcoming federal election? Most of us will quickly send this material to our recycling bins, but this ephemeral material is also the stuff of history.
The State Library is endeavouring to collect as much Western Australian – 2010 Federal Election ephemera materials as possible for its WA Heritage Collection.
Polling Booths 1940
So, if you have received candidate or party leaflets/flyers, letters, campaign materials, how-to-vote cards, posters, etc for your local candidates or electorate– don’t throw them out— we would love to receive them.
Hooray, we have four new databases available for your delectation!
Literature Resource Center : Information on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world using the world’s most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature resource.
Biography Resource Center : An authoritative resource for biographies on notable figures in literature, science, history, government, business, art, religion, entertainment and sports
Science Resource Center : Millions of full-text articles on hundreds of topics from over 200 magazines and academic journals along with thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures, illustrations and links to quality web sites.
Click on the title links to go to the catalogue record with additional information for each resource. To access the databases you will need to visit us at the State Library as access is limited to those searching within the State Library building (except for the Health and Wellness Resource Center). To book a PC you will need to register for a free mylibrary card. You can search for the databases in our catalogue or you can navigate to them from the Electronic Resources section of our website!
The SLWA Shop is having a massive May Discard Book Sale on Wednesday 26th Thursday 27th Friday 28th and Saturday 29th May beginning each day at 10am and closing at 4pm. The sale will be held near the SLWA Shop, inside the SLWA main entrance on the ground floor. Prices range from 50 cents for children’s books, $1.50 for large print, $2 for fiction, $3.50 for non fiction, and some higher prices for ‘special’ books. New stock will be brought out each day.