What I want to learn – 2019

What is the point of having a blog if one never posts? Honestly? I can make as many excuses as I like (a look - when I recapped my 2018 it turned out to have been a huge year, so yeah, maybe, I've been a little busy) but ultimately it came down to writing posts … Continue reading What I want to learn – 2019

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Critical making: Rethinking access and engagement in GLAM

I remember walking into my first unconference a few years ago, not really knowing what to expect. I recognised a few faces in the room, but identified more names from LIS Twitter. Names that were intimidating - these were the Big Online Opinion-Havers of the LIS world. I was also working in a job where … Continue reading Critical making: Rethinking access and engagement in GLAM

“About Ourselves”: The Dawn, women’s suffrage, and the prioritisation of digitisation in cultural heritage institutions

The Bush Legend emerged out of the late 1880s and 1890s, amid social strife and class conflict. Celebrating the outback and the bush, the Bush Legend is inherently male and intimately linked to our understanding of Australian identity. Those traditional masculine signifiers of mateship, egalitarianism, and healthy defiance of authority would coalescence with the ANZAC … Continue reading “About Ourselves”: The Dawn, women’s suffrage, and the prioritisation of digitisation in cultural heritage institutions