Andrew is a library professional from Perth who has worked in both public and special libraries. He has spent the last few years earning a name for himself in the world of library makerspaces and 3D printing. In 2017 he helped setup the Perth branch of newCardigan and is currently newCardigan Treasurer.
Bridget Hanna, Digital Programs Producer at Museums Victoria, pivoted from providing programs in a digital learning lab to online experiences during lockdown in Melbourne. Learn more about this process and some of the major projects and innovative solutions Bridget and her team achieved over the past few months.
Bridget Hanna manages digital learning experiences at Museums Victoria. She is an enthusiastic creative arts producer, curator, author and educator who is responsible for onsite, online and virtual digital learning experiences at Museums Victoria and for the creative content and programming of Melbourne Museum’s digital Learning Lab.
In this episode Nicole Kearney, Manager, Biodiversity Heritage Library Australia, talks about how the Biodiversity Heritage Library Australia continued to operate (& thrive) with their entire BHL operation shut down.
In this episode Sophie Shilling, Digital Information Specialist at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), shares what it’s been like to start a new job during COVID lockdown in Melbourne, and has some thoughts and links she’d like to share in her blog below.
“I’m the Digital Information Specialist at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), and during the pandemic I’ve been living and working on Boonwurrung land. I started working for BoM in the middle of Stage 4 restrictions, so I’ve never actually worked in the office. I had to get creative to make this video, as the restrictions of being new in the role and of COVID-19 meant that I couldn’t give a tour or even a virtual tour, so instead I’m answering 73 Questions á la Vogue about the job, starting in lockdown, working from home, and how I got to where I am.
I hope you find the video enjoyable and informative – I’ve linked the bits and pieces referenced throughout below. My thanks to Paul O’Farrell for helping produce the video – all I did was talk, really, It would be remiss of me not to credit him here as cameraman, director, producer, editor, disembodied voice, and chief font detective to get it to look juuust like the Vogue videos.
Our theme for the September GLAM Blog Club was Discovery. From what I’ve heard a lot of our Melbourne cardies were busy discovering places less than 5k from their homes (how long has that park been there?!).
We don’t have a guest blogger this month (if you’d like to volunteer for a future guest blog post, shoot us an email). So you can get cracking straight away on your Blog Club post for October on the theme of Failure.
Remember to tag your blog post GLAM Blog Club and use the hashtag #GLAMBlogClub on social media. Registering on the Aus GLAM Blogs site makes it easier for everyone to find your blog!
Melissa Begg hosted a cardiParty back in June 2017, sharing her experiences during an industry placement at the Hugh M Hefner Moving Image Archive at the University of Southern California which is available to listen to on cardiCast.
In this episode of cardiShorts, Mel, who is a News Librarian and Weather Producer at Channel Nine in Melbourne, shares her experiences working from home, ironing out workflows with co-workers, accessing databases remotely, cataloguing new footage and finding archival footage for news stories. Mel takes us on a tour of the News Library and the newsroom, where she produces the weather. Thank you Mel for these fascinating insights into your work during lockdown.
Do you work in GLAM and would you like to do a short video for cardiShorts? For beginner filmmakers, Andrew Kelly has written a blog with some helpful pointers. If you’re interested in submitting a cardiShort, please contact us at email@example.com.
LibraryCraft is a Minecraft server created by John Geijsman, Children's Librarian at Fremantle Library. It allows young people to create, play, and explore Minecraft safely.
Join us for our first completly online cardiParty as John takes us through the project, the tools used to moderate and maintain the server, and his experiances setting up and running LibraryCraft.
Note: This event will be held at 6pm WST.
Discord - We are running this event over Discord (one of the main tools used by LibraryCraft to moderate). You will need to create a Discord account and access it via their web interface, or dedicated iOS, Android, Mac, or PC app. For those new to Discord this guide will help.
Once you have an account and your prefered app, you can then join the newCardigan Discord server. We will send out a link a few days before the event, so keep an eye on your emails.