Library History WA - From card catalogue to Ebooks; a history of Fremantle City Library: 1851-2016.

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WHEN:  Wednesday 22 March 2017

WHERE:  History Centre at Fremantle Public Library 

TIME:  6 pm (as the Library closes at 6pm, please arrive a bit before for easier access to the building)

TOPIC: 

From card catalogue to Ebooks; a history of Fremantle City Library: 1851-2016.

"In 1949 Fremantle City Library was one of the first free lending libraries in the State. Prior to this time the Fremantle Literary Institute provided this service to those who could afford to pay. Now the library provides the services required for a 21st century library. This paper considers the history of the library in the context of the history of Fremantle, the people who worked there and how the service has evolved in response to changes in society’s needs and the way information is provided by the development of the Internet at the end of last century."

 

AFTER THAT?:  those who wish will wander Freo and find a place to have dinner.

RSVP ESSENTIAL PLEASE: To Kerry Smith kerrylib@westnet.com.au  by MONDAY 20 March 2017.  

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ALIA Group Event
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Wednesday 22 March 2017
6:00pm to 7:00pm