News from nswrfs http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl It is just one week - eBooks and Audiobooks are undergoing maintenance <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black; mso-themecolor: text1;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><img style="float: left; margin-top: 2px; margin-bottom: 2px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" src="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/shows3item.php?file=dominic2.jpg" alt="" width="210" height="209" />Our eBook and audiobook collections are requiring some love and attention (a platform upgrade) which will be happening during the week 5 - 13 May, 2021. During this time our readers will still be able to read eBooks online and download chapters, plus read previously downloaded eBooks and audiobooks. Unfortunately during this time, readers won&rsquo;t be able to download any eBooks or borrow any audiobooks.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black; mso-themecolor: text1;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Our library&rsquo;s hardcopy collection is never offline though and whilst Australia Post takes a little longer than the internet, books can be mailed directly to your nominated address.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: black; mso-themecolor: text1;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><em>A reminder of how not to treat your library books...</em>St Dominic and the Albigenses c. 1495. A painting by Pedro Berruguete depicting Dominic, founder of the Inquisition, checking books for heresy with a trial by fire.</span></span></p> http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl#newsitem53 AS 3959:2018 Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas is available free (in PDF Personal use format) <p style="text-align: justify; mso-element: frame; mso-element-frame-hspace: 9.45pt; mso-element-wrap: around; mso-element-anchor-vertical: paragraph; mso-element-anchor-horizontal: column; mso-height-rule: exactly;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: #244061; font-size: 11pt;"><img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 2px; margin-bottom: 2px;" src="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/shows3item.php?file=Library+news%2FAS_3959_2018.jpg" alt="AS 3959 cover" width="96" height="138" /> This standard specifies requirements for the construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas in order to improve their resistance to bushfire attack from burning embers, radiant heat, flame contact and combinations of the three attack forms.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; mso-element: frame; mso-element-frame-hspace: 9.45pt; mso-element-wrap: around; mso-element-anchor-vertical: paragraph; mso-element-anchor-horizontal: column; mso-height-rule: exactly;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: #244061; font-size: 11pt;"> It is available free online in PDF Personal use format until June 2021.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify; mso-element: frame; mso-element-frame-hspace: 9.45pt; mso-element-wrap: around; mso-element-anchor-vertical: paragraph; mso-element-anchor-horizontal: column; mso-height-rule: exactly;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: #244061; font-size: 11pt;"><em> Use this <a title="SAI Global link" href="https://infostore.saiglobal.com/en-au/Standards/AS-3959-2018-122340_SAIG_AS_AS_2685241/?fbclid=IwAR2jYEulbkCDaEWTMqQVrV-38eIUGGaLN8YymocKKWffUDByzeDFNvvNWWk" target="_blank">SAI Global link</a>. Select PDF 1 User &ndash; the cost is marked as Free. Add to cart and check out as a guest. The PDF link will be sent to your email</em>.</span></p> http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl#newsitem49 Browse our Bush Fire Bulletin online through Trove <p><img src="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/uploads//images/BFB_on_Trove.png" alt="" width="743" height="249" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The NSW Rural Fire Service, with the National Library of Australia, has digitised the entire collection of the Bush Fire Bulletin dating back to September 1952. The digitised collection also includes the Sitrep bulletin (a joint publication that incorporated both our Bush Fire Bulletin and the SES Bulletin) from 1976 to 1978.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">This historical archived collection is available online in Trove.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Browse the collection</strong>.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-284265362" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: #ff0000;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Bush Fire Bulletin (1952 &ndash; 1975)</span></span></a></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-578112846" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: #ff0000;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Sitrep (1976 &ndash; 1978)</span></span></a></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><a href="https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-284283986" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: #ff0000;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Bush Fire Bulletin (1978 &ndash; 2017)</span></span></a></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Search the collection</strong>.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">If you are looking for articles on a particular topic, e.g. the town of Merriwa, you can easily search the whole Bulletin collection in Trove.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Open the Trove search box using this <span style="color: #ff0000;"><a title="Trove BFB search box" href="https://trove.nla.gov.au/search/category/magazines?keyword=%28%22nla.obj-284283986%22%20OR%20%22nla.obj-284265362%22%20OR%20%22nla.obj-578112846%22%29" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">link</span></a></span>. The search box is pre-filled with the Bulletin catalogue items. There are over 6000 articles.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">In the search box&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">(</span></span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">after the Bulletin Catalogue items),&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">type in</span></span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span><em style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">AND</em><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"> followed by your keyword(s) e.g. </span><em style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;">AND Merriwa</em></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Click on the search icon. The resulting articles will be listed. Please contact the library if you need any assistance.</span></p> http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl#newsitem48