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Everything I've written about GLAM blog club

Have you herd about the new space for Australasian GLAM?

In May, I finally snapped. I've been a Twitter user for a bit over nine years, and for a lot...

Future imperfect

A couple of weeks ago I watched Simone Giertz's TED Talk, Why you should make useless things. Giertz recently underwent...

Breaking Things

I had a discussion on Twitter this morning about cataloguing, and the consequences of devaluing and unseeing the labour of...

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...

</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...

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....

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...

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...

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...