As some of you may know my colleagues and I recently published an article on ‘Volunteers in Australian archives’. Read this post for a roadmap and to see that you can do research too.
In Private Lives, Public History researcher Anna Clark examined the Australian public’s relationship with history. Through her research, Clark established that the ‘everyday Australian’ (yes she knows how problematic this concept is) was mostly interested in history when it pertained to their personal history and identity. The GLAM sector as a whole has been tapping in… Read More Why Understanding Identity is Integral to GLAM
Is Your Collecting Institution Culturally Appropriate? Probably not.
Ever thought of starting a blog? Here are 5 signs that you should. … Read More 5 Signs You Should Start a Blog
Why do volunteers choose to contribute thousands of unpaid hours per week to Australian archives? This paper presents the results of a nationwide web survey that provides insight into the demographics, motivations, and experiences of volunteers in Australian archives.… Read More Volunteers in Australian Archives
What does the Copyright Amendment Bill actually mean for archivists and archival organisations?… Read More Demystifying the Copyright Amendment Bill
Being a new archival professional is terrifying. You are scared of stepping on toes, of being viewed as competition, of making a fool of yourself. Often this means that we hesitate to step out of our comfort zones.
Unless of course, you make a pact with a colleague…… Read More 2016: The Pact that Proves the Value of New Professionals
The innovative archivist recognises that archival infrastructure is man-made, and anything that is man-made can be man-unmade. … Read More Innovative Archivists as Drivers of Change
For most archivists, research continues to be shrouded in mystery. Unfortunately this contributes to the growing gap between practitioners and researchers in our profession. This blog post debunks myths that are stopping people from doing research.
UPDATE: THIS STUDY HAS CONCLUDED. RESULTS ARE BEING PUBLISHED IN JULY 2017.