There never was a golden age of library blogging

For the last several years, many Australian librarians have participated in the annual ‘Blog Every Day in June’ - with the inevitable Twitter hashtag. The idea »

Burn it all down

Imagine a colleague. She’s been hardworking, loyal and dependable her whole working life. Unfortunately, other than a late-career attempt to retrain, she more or less »

It’s like Uber but for the Social Contract

Governments throughout the Anglosphere have begun talking about ‘Digital First’ or ‘Digital by Default’ in the last couple of years. In 2012 President Obama launched the »

Digital Transformation and Government as API

Last week Australia’s Digital Transformation Office was launched by Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull. I hadn’t realised this was happening until #digitalinnovationAU tweets started »

ALIA Votes 2015

The annual election of ALIA Directors is once again upon us. For the third year I have asked nominees a series of questions, and present their »

A measured approach

As has become traditional, I’m posting again in February after a long break in the second half of last year. Hopefully in 2015 I can »