I scroll, scroll, scroll backwards in time. Past COVID-19 streetscapes. Past climate protests. Past flood damage. Past fire. More fire. There. There, wedged between photos of flames cresting ridges and screenshots of abysmal air quality readings is the image I want. The mandatory I-am-a-traveller shot. The wing-from-plane photograph. I discover myself to be a hypocrite. … Continue reading GLAM Blog Club: Discovery
I sit and sew masks, surrounded by house plants. This is fine, I say. Strange times, etc. In between pours of iso-wine, I catch myself reflecting on the Before Times and the weird demarcation that now exists. That was then, this is now. The future feels a lot less tangible than it used to. Endless … Continue reading [Reflections of a Before Timer]
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
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
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
Gosh. It can be confronting to watch yourself online. Nonetheless, here are links to the two (yes, two) presentations I made at the OpenGLAM miniconf at Linux Conference Australia 2018. The first video presents what is the first half of the presentation. It details Tim Sherratt's work with #redactionart and my own small part in … Continue reading Wearing Access. Part 2: The Presentation.
Where do you get your fabrics printed? Also would you like to come & talk about it at LCA in Jan? So it was that a Twitter conversation prompted me to submit an abstract to the OpenGLAM miniconf - Access and Memory: Open GLAM and Open Source - organised by the wonderful Fiona Tweedie, Sae Ra Germaine … Continue reading Wearing Access. Part 1: The Text.
The first post is always the hardest. The equivalent of the first page written in a new notebook. It sets the tone. It replaces the 'nothing found' with something. The something here is a quick introduction. It's what I used to advise my reluctant library/social media students to do. Introduce yourself. Let me know what you are thinking. It's … Continue reading Something found