State Library of Queensland partners with a variety of organisations in the development and enhancement of library services to all Queenslanders.
State Library is the home of A State of Writing – a partnership initiative connecting writing, reading and ideas around the Queensland. SLQ provides services for the social networking website; facilitates the links between the 18 organisational partners including universities, government, festivals and publishers; and has created a writers' hub on Level 2 providing accommodation for the Queensland Writers Centre and other writing peak bodies and workshop, meeting and residency spaces.
The Brisbane Writers Festival provides professional development opportunities and promotional support to winners of the State Library's Young Writers Award competition in September each year.
One of State Library's premier partnerships is with Education Queensland's e-learning environment, the Learning Place. The Learning Place develops online materials and events that profile SLQ's collections and programs to Queensland schools.
State Library has partnerships with local community councils, shires and government bodies in the delivery of state-wide library services through the Queensland public library network. Key partnerships are held with the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), the Queensland Public Libraries Association (QPLA) and the Department of Local Government and Planning (DLGP).
State Library houses the Queensland Access Centre, the local office of the National Film and Sound Archives. Collections from the archive can be viewed at Access Centres without the need to secure clearance from the copyright holder, which may be cumbersome and expensive to arrange. Local Access Centres assist in making this important collection equally accessible nationally.
SLQ collaborates with the National Library of Australia as an active participant in many projects. For example, continued support of the National Plan for Australian Newspapers (NPLAN), and participation in Australian Newspapers Online guarantees preservation of and long-term access to State Library’s holdings of Queensland newspapers. Other National Library initiatives in which SLQ has partnered include Picture Queensland as part of Trove, Music Queensland as part of Music Australia and PANDORA, a project that preserves and provides access to Australian networked documentary resources.
The Conservatorium collaborates with State Library in the creation and broadcast of musical recordings.
SLQ assists a variety of State government departments in the delivery of e-services. These departments include: the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Queensland Health.
The Queensland Writers Centre offers winners of the Young Writers Award the opportunity to further their careers with a year-long membership to the Centre, which also includes a subscription to their magazine, Writing Queensland.
The Window of Shanghai is a program of the Shanghai Library which aims to introduce Chinese history and culture to overseas readers. Its goal is to promote Chinese civilization and publicise China’s reform process, by means of donating books to foreign libraries and cultural institutions.
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