Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"I was only sixteen" - Generous Donation to Mooroolbark Library

The widow of author Roland Griffiths-Marsh has kindly donated two copies of his memoir, I was only sixteen, to Mooroolbark Library.

Roland was sixteen years old when he volunteered to fight in the Second World War. This is his honest, devastating account of his service in North Africa & the Mediterranean.  

I was only sixteen won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 1990 & Best Australian Book of the Year from the Foundation of Australian Literary Studies.

The book is available on our catalogue, so check it out - I was only Sixteen by Roland Griffiths-Marsh.

Our warmest thanks to Mrs Griffiths-Marsh for contributing this important book to our collection.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Catalogue update - issues with the server maintenance

There were issues with the server update last night. Consequently while the catalogue is up and members may search, the availability display, place holds and login to My Account are not currently available.

All of our branches are working offline - both Self Check machines and staff at the desk.

SirsiDynix have been working all night and we hope to have a resolution soon. Apologies for the inconvenience. We'll keep you posted.

9:07am Update: System is not expected to be back until after 4pm.

3pm Update: System has been restored. Members may now login to their accounts, place holds and view item availability.

Thanks for your patience!


Friday, May 09, 2014

New additions and some welcome returns to eMagazines

We have recently added a whole new swag of eMagazines to our account with Zinio. In the list below you can find such gems as Australian Home Beautiful, New Scientist and Country Life. All eMagazines can be downloaded and kept indefinitely on your iPad, tablet or PC for your viewing and reading pleasure. There are now over 250 titles in the collection all of which you can access for free from home.

You will need to register with Zinio to download the eMagazines - the following help pages explain how to do this. Zinio User Guide.

(inside) interior design review
Architecture Australia
Australian Home Beautiful
Australian Ironman Magazine
Australian Mountain Bike
Australian Natural Health Magazine
Australian Shape
Australian Sky & Telescope
Australian Yoga Journal
Better Homes and Gardens Australia
Blitz Martial Arts Magazine
Bride to Be Australia
Country Homes & Interiors
Country Life
Cyclist Australia
Desktop - The Culture of Design
Fight Magazine - Australia
Girlfriend Australia
Good Housekeeping
Grand Designs Australia
Harper's Bazaar
HELLO! magazine UK
Inside Out Christmas
Inside Out Renovating & Decorating Guide
Macworld Australia
Marie Claire - UK
Marie Claire Australia
Men's Health Australia
Mollie Makes
Mollie Makes Handmade Wedding
Mollie Makes Home
New Scientist
Official PlayStation Magazine - UK Edition
Oxygen Magazine Australian Edition
PC & Tech Authority
Practical Parenting Australia
SBS Feast
Simply Knitting
Smith Journal
The Simple Things
The Week
Woman & Home
Woman's Weekly
Women's Health and Fitness Magazine
World Soccer
Your Family Tree
Your Family Tree Presents Discover your ancestor's occupation
Your Family Tree Presents: Get Started in Family History
Your Family Tree presents: Get started in Military family history
Your Garden

Happy eReading, Paul.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Help us build a better website!

Website Feedback Survey

Eastern Regional Libraries is embarking on a redesign of the website

The redesign will:
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  • integrate social media into the site and
  • improve the efficiency of the library site with changes in navigation and weeding of content.
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