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.
The pervasive myth that Indigenous Australians were hunter gatherers is untrue. Read on for more!… Read More 6 Things You Should Know About Indigenous Australia
Ever thought of starting a blog? Here are 5 signs that you should. … Read More 5 Signs You Should Start a Blog
Lessons learned whilst doing fieldwork with Indigenous communities.… Read More Fieldwork in Indigenous Communities
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
I recently became excited when I learned that an Australian Information Management undergrad course contained subjects about research. This excitement dampened considerably when I was told the intent of the subject was to teach future information professionals about how to support the research activities of others, rather than to conduct research of their own.
This year I will be partaking in the Australian Women Writers Challenge which ‘was set up to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women’.… Read More 2017 Aus Women Writers Challenge
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