Wednesday, July 30, 2008

NLA Online Newspaper Archive

Bronwyn Hicks has alerted us to the Australian National Library's digital scanning project. The online search facility will allow users to access 16 newspapers dating from 1803 to 1954.

Currently at testing stage, the NLA has made the site available for the public:

For more information:

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

AaeE 2008

The Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE) and CQUniversity are pleased to invite you to Yeppoon for AAEE’s 19th Annual Conference.

The central theme for this year's conference is ' to industry and beyond', focusing on:

Beyond University
Beyond Australasia
Beyond the Present

This includes the focus on social responsibility and developing engineering graduates for a global workplace.

What is engineering? What do the various stakeholders want from an engineering graduate? How is the engineering workplace changing? What pressures will engineering graduates face at work now and in the future? What are the internal and external pressures experienced in engineering education?

This conference invites participants to reflect on and develop responses to these questions.

Conference Aim
The purpose of this conference is to:

Share ideas and experiences;
Identify and promote best practice
Develop networking opportunities
Foster active participation in presentations and workshops
Foster student involvement in their education

Friday, July 4, 2008

Looking for Standards?

Standards are official publications used in all areas of industry and trade. They consist of specifications or recommendations on issues such as quality, safety, performance and construction requirements, codes of practice, methods of testing, symbols and terminology.

Search by organisation:

American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM)

American National Standards Insitute (ANSI)

British Standards Institution (BSI)

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

International Standardization Organization (ISO)

Additional Internet site for Standards:

Techstreet – one of the most comprehensive standards searching site on the Internet. Provides access to standards from over 350 standards organisations.