News from nswrfs http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl Here is where to find... <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;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><img style="float: left; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" src="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/shows3item.php?file=Library+news%2FBFB_vol_16_no_2_August_1994_article.png" alt="Bush Fire Bulletin Vol 16 no 2 August 1994" width="114" height="168" />Looking for a particular post-bushfire inquiry or review? The NSW RFS Library updates regularly their webpage Bush Fire Post Event Reviews and Inquiries with new publications and websites from across all states and territories in Australia. Most documents are available online and available to download.</span></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;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a title="Bush Fire Post Event Reviews and Inquiries" href="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-showpage.pl?pageid=Bush+Fire+Post+Event+Reviews" target="_blank">Click here</a> to browse the collection of inquiries and reviews beginning with the 1939 Victorian Royal Commission report through to current 2019-2020 national and state bushfire inquiry websites.</span></span></span></p> http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl#newsitem47 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 NSW Rural Fire Service Library closed temporarily to vistors <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;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><img style="float: right; margin: 5px;" src="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/shows3item.php?file=images%2FKeep_calm_termporarily_closed_to_visitors.jpg" alt="Temporary closure of library" width="136" height="139" />The NSW Rural Fire Service Library is closed temporarily to public visitors from today, 17th March 2020, to try to help slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus within the community.</span></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;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">At present the library is still open for answering information queries, providing journal articles and reports from our collection, and sending out loans via the postal system to our many members.</span></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;"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Members can also access our eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines online &ndash; just ask your NSW RFS librarian how. </span></span></span></p> http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl#newsitem46