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Building our own house

From the beginning, newCardigan wanted to do things differently. We're all volunteers, and need newCardigan administration to be relatively painless....

Watching the feeds

With all the talk recently about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, it's timely to write about open web technologies. Rich Site...

Generous GLAM

Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums have slowly begun opening up their collections and records. But is it time for them to go further? What would Generous GLAM look like?...

</learning 2017> <learning 2018>

What I learned in 2017 and what I'm hoping to learn in 2018....

Dreaming bigger

I missed the deadline for the GLAMBlogCLub in November, ironically because I was going through a month that was particularly...

ghost-to-wp

Migrate your Ghost blog to Wordpress with this nodejs script. Includes authors, posts (including sticky and published status), and tags....

How I ended up learning to code

This is 'Part 2' of my October GLAM Blog Club posts. I've been asked by a few librarians about my...

Dumb luck, fear, and patriarchy

Where am I? It’s a question begged by this month’s GLAM Blog Club theme “How I ended up...

Silencing @AusGLAMBlogs

A little while ago, GLAM blogger Danielle asked if it would be possible to allow bloggers to stop AusGLAMblogs from...

Identify. Not too much. Mostly collections.

This week I’ve been using one of the tools I learned about at VALA Tech Camp to clean up...

That’s classified: the hypocrisy and discrimination of Australia’s censorship regime

For over a year, public libraries across Australia have been locked in negotiations with State and Federal governments over censorship....

Open like medical gowns, Standard as in oil

Same, same, but different A couple of months ago I attended a consultation on ...well, it wasn’t enormously clear...

Small-Batch Memories of The Unready

In 1016, Æthelred The Unready died, to be replaced as King of England by the invading Cnut the Great. In...

Pocket API, more stupid Twitter bots, and hacker chic

I've done a little more coding over the last few months, particularly April, but I haven't really blogged about it....

Hope in a time of hopelessness

Those who know me would be aware that I view the world with some probably-not-so-healthy scepticism. World politics being what...

Gaiman quotes and reverse-engineering philosophy: what I wish I learned in GLAM School

I’m behind on my #GLAMBlogClub post for March - observant readers will notice it is already April. Partially the...

Libraries are trust all the way down

Everything about the modern public library involves calculations of risk, and decisions about trust. We lend things to people, and...

The best things I read in 2016

In 2016 I read a lot less than I had hoped. This is primarily because, as you can see from...

What I learned in 2016

Last year was a real year of learning code for me. I hadn’t quite realised how much so until...

Zoia Horn’s Library: protecting your users’ privacy with Tinfoil

In February I presented a paper at the VALA 2016 conference. The basic argument of my paper was that the...