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PictureVictoria is an Internet based service that allows you to search many pictorial collections simultaneously. The site aims to complement existing portals, such as Picture Australia and the State Library of Victoria's Picture Collection.

When you do a search in PictureVictoria, you are searching the collections of local history societies that have been digitised in collaboration with public libraries. The images will relate to Victoria - people, places, buildings and events. They may be black and white, or colour photographs; drawings; sketches; paintings or maps. All the images that are searchable through PictureVictoria are also available through searching Picture Australia

In your search results you will see sets of 'thumbnail' or preview images. The information regarding the image will be displayed to its right. When you click on the title of the image, you will be provided with a larger image. This image is stored at a web standard of 72 dpi, which is a screen presentation standard, not a printable standard. This discourages the use of PictureVictoria as a direct source of images for reproduction.

While not yet a comprehensive survey of the local history collections held by public libraries across the State, it is hoped that as the database grows it will prove to be a valuable addition to the wealth of local and national history resources accessible online.

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