Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Local studies resources : Indigenous resources

Local studies has a very good selection of resources around local area Indigenous history, geography, language and more.
The featured book, Survival Legacies : Stories from Aboriginal settlements of southeastern Australia , by Peter Kabaila, is a valuable resource which includes information on the Cootamundra Girls Home, various settlements along the Murrumbidgee , Macquarie and Lachlan rivers and a wealth of other meticulously researched information.
There is also a copy of Survival legacies in the general collection for loan, but if someone gets that out before you do, ask for the copy from local studies so you can have a look at this excellent book in the comfort and cool of the library.

Monday, January 21, 2013

What's your line ? : how to use local studies resources

What's your area of research ?
The local studies collection is catalogued in exactly the same way as our general non - fiction collection by the Dewey decimal system - for example, Wagga Civic Theatre history is in the 700s, local sport and sporting heroes around 796.
Council documents are to be found in many different subject areas, depending on the subject matter. For example, salinity is in the 630s, and social planning 300s.
Family histories are to be found in the 929 area, and Indigenous history in 994.
If you are a member of the library, items from local studies are issued onto your card as a short loan and the item can be read or viewed within the library for two hours.
Not a member of the library or from out of town ? Ask at the information desk on how we can assist you to view items.
And to save time , you can access the library catalogue online and make a list of the items you wish to look at - and if you're not sure if we do have an item ask at the information desk - the friendly staff will be happy to help you with your area of interest !