News from nswrfs http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl Summer reading…re-read some of our favourites in the library <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: #244061; font-size: 11pt;"><img style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 2px; margin-bottom: 2px;" src="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/shows3item.php?file=images%2FBook_covers.png" alt="" width="307" height="200" />Your library has the largest collection of bushfire-related resources in the world, but it also has a wonderful collection of books covering other interests allowing our members to indulge their appetite for reading. To help you pick a book, the library has compiled a number of lists to start you off.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: #244061; font-size: 11pt;">Want a book on adventurers, explorers and voyagers - click <a href="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-shelves.pl?op=view&amp;shelfnumber=42" target="_blank">here </a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: #244061; font-size: 11pt;">Any interesting person will do - click <a href="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-shelves.pl?op=view&amp;shelfnumber=49" target="_blank">here</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: #244061; font-size: 11pt;">Love reading to your young children - click <a href="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-shelves.pl?op=view&amp;shelfnumber=30" target="_blank">here</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: #244061; font-size: 11pt;">Reading isn&rsquo;t for me, but I&rsquo;ll listen to an audiobook &ndash; click <a href="http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-shelves.pl?op=view&amp;shelfnumber=27" target="_blank">here </a></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; color: #244061; font-size: 11pt;">Please <a href="mailto:rfs.library@rfs.nsw.gov.au" target="_blank">contact the library</a> to borrow books or for instructions to listen to audiobooks</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://nswrfs.intersearch.com.au/cgi-bin/koha/opac-main.pl#newsitem52 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: left; 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