In honor of its 100th anniversary, the National Library of Australia showcases the history of its people, services, and buildings at this Website. From its founding in 1901, library milestones include the purchase of Dewey Decimal Classification in 1905, the launch of Australian Public Affairs Information Service (APAIS) in 1945, which went online in 1976, and the institution of later services for Australian libraries, such as the Australian Bibliographical Network, a system to connect computer catalogs around Australia to the National Bibliographic Database at the National Library, now replaced by a more modern service called Kinetica. Major Library acquisitions, such as Captain Cook's Endeavor journal or the Rex Nan Kivell collection (much of which has now been digitized), are noted on the site's timeline and accompanied by illustrations. The National Library began providing Web services in 1994; these now include the Australian Library Gateway, a directory of over 5,000 libraries; Pandora, a project to archive Australian Websites; and PictureAustralia, online access to half a million digital images.
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