The Reverse-museum and interactive archeology.

Like most students, I’m sure, I spend a lot of time in procrastination instead of the research and writing that I’m meant to. I prefer not to say, “wasting time”, since it can be put to unexpected use, such as the inspiration for this article. As par…

Variety, apparently it’s the spice of life

Reading Time: 6 minutes For all the folk out there in the blogosphere who also work in higher education, let me just say, we made it! It’s Friday of week 1 and all that work over the summer months and the craziness of welcome week / freshers wee…

Thing 7 – Twitter

I completed this Thing as a beginner. The first thing I learned was that I had set up a Twitter account in November 2010 and had not posted a single tweet! I still haven’t and I’m not sure that I ever will. I find the application intuitive and very easy to use – it is […]

Thing 4 – Digital Security

This week Digital Security was the topic surrounding “Thing 4”. After reading the Smartphone Security Informationprovided by the Information Commissioner’s Office, I’d say I’m quite secure when using phones as I use pin protected passwords and on …

ICEPOPS 2019 – Highlights

It’s been a month of fantastic conferences and the gathering of excellent ideas and practices so I’m going to do my best to make note of some of the highlights from each. There was a lot to take in at ICEPOPS 2019, from music copyright, to literacy models, and my favourite section was the World … Continue reading ICEPOPS 2019 – Highlights

Rare find

I started volunteering in a collection at the Queensland Museum last week. Specifically, I’m in the Science Centre, which was merged with the museum years ago. This was the highlight of my day: a nearly ancient book, still intact, resting comfortably i…

Thing 10: Wikimedia

I am writing this post listening to the sound of Wikipedia being edited in real time. The one sound I never hear is silence, a powerful reminder of the site’s pervasiveness. The task of Thing 10 is to spend some time with Wikipedia by playing the Wikipedia Adventure Game, a tutorial designed to teach new… Read more Thing 10: Wikimedia

Thing 6

Accessibility Accessibility refers to how easy or applicable it is for everyone to access or use a resource/tool. When I was reading the articles, one concept on accessibility, I never really would have categorized here previous. That was the idea of gendered language or terms, and encouraging inclusivity. Apparently, the most common example of this […]

Heroic Librarianship

We don’t often associate the work of librarians, archivists, or curators as being particularly heroic. Frequently though, they have been, and I’ve been giving a lot of thought to this in the past few weeks. Most recently, this piece alerted me to the “…

Thing 3 – Digital Footprint

Hi everyone, I’m back with Thing 3 to cover Digital Footprint, which is basically described as the print(information) we leave behind in the digital world. Apparently, the first and best place to start is by Googling yourself, so that’s what I did!&nbs…

Thing 6 – Accessibility

Years ago my husband and I started a little import business and built our website from scratch. We spent hours planning the content and working on our site.  The topic of accessibility was an eye opener for me.  I learned many things but mainly I learned how uninformed and ignorant I was about the range […]