information flaneur

Understanding what typeof thing you're dealing with

Yesterday I was supposed to be working on a demo for tinfoil, but I got distracted looking at the New...

Indexing Australian GLAM blogs

Last week I did a big update to the code that drives the Australian GLAM Blogs website and Twitter account....

Updates to ausGLAMblogs

I spent the last couple of days making some updates to ausGLAMblogs. Admin area Just like when I first turned...

The Journal of Scientific Humanities

As promised, I've been writing some more code over the last few weeks. You have probably already noticed that I've...

Twelve bots in twelve months

I didn’t really make any resolutions this year, but I do have a plan of sorts that will help...

New Year suggestions

Stuck for New Year resolutions? Here’s some thing that have improved my life that you might like to try:...

My first live Meteor app

I’ve been busy the last couple of months building a user interface for @ausglamblogs. You may recall I created...

When access isn’t even access

Last week I attended auDA’s Australian Internet Governance Forum - something I’ve been wanting to do for a...

Four million reasons to think before you mock Dyson Heydon

Yesterday I retweeted something posted from a Dyson Heydon spoof account. Brendan Fitzgerald called me out for it, and he...

Ausglamblogs twitter bot now has public feed listing

When I announced @AusGLAMBlogs to the world, a few people asked if they could get the list of blog feeds...

Building a twitter bot part 2 - it’s aliiiive!

In part 1 of ‘building a twitter bot’ we stepped through setting up nodejs and some fairly basic plumbing to...

Building a twitter bot using node, feedparser and simple-twitter (part 1)

Last weekend I should have been doing a lot of things. Washing. Working on my VALA conference paper. Reading the...

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...

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...

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....

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...

ALIA Votes 2015

The annual election of ALIA Directors is once again upon us. For the third year I have asked nominees a...

A measured approach

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

What we have and what we do

This morning I gave the keynote talk at the ALIA WA Symposium. Below are the text (more or less) and...

Open Platforms and the Anti-Fragile Library

Earlier this week I gave a short talk for IFLA's New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations webinar...