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Brisbane Writers Festival

Celebrate the written word at this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival, 5-8 September. Hosted by the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), and various public libraries around Brisbane, the BWF features an impressive program of panel discussions, workshops, performances, and meet-the-writer sessions.…

International Data Week

From 11th – 17th September, it is International Data Week. The theme for International Data Week is about mobilising the data revolution, exploring how to improve our knowledge and benefit society through data driven research and innovation. While data scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and industry leaders from across the…

Happy Birthday Wikipedia!

Happy birthday Wikipedia! It’s hard to believe it has been 15 years since the website first launched on January 15, 2001. See below for 15 interesting “Did you knows?” about Wikipedia: “Wiki” comes from the Hawaiian word meaning “quick” Over 5 million articles have been published…

Goodbye Mad Men

10eHave you ever loved a television program so much that you cried when it ended? There were more than a few sad faces in the library when the season finale of Mad Men rolled around. We even had a tribute magnetic scrabble game on our staff message-board. Mad…

Happy Birthday Einstein … have some Pi!

If you follow the day/month/year time format you’ll be happy to know that it is Einstein’s birthday today! Albert Einstein was born in Germany on 14 March 1879 and would have been 135 today. So, what kind of stuff do we owe to this awesome theoretical physicist? I think…

Literacy for all

The 8th of September is International Literacy Day. UNESCO proclaimed the 8th of September International Literacy Day in 1965, and it was first celebrated in 1966. International Literacy Day highlights the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and society at large. This year’s theme is ‘Literacy and Sustainable…

Get a grip on the World Economy with IMF stats

An essential resource for Business students and anyone interested in gaining a clear understanding of what’s actually going on behind the news headlines The International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides a rich source of clear information such as World Economic Outlooks. The data can be searched by country, topic…