cardiParty 2020.8 Online

LibraryCraft - Online Event

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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.

Getting There

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.


Unfortunatly we can't close caption this event, however you may be able to use a web captioner to create subtitles (YMMV).

You can however wear PJs to a cardiParty and not be judged by anyone (FINALLY!).

Continue the conversation

If people want to hang out and chat in the Discord server afterwards we'll leave it open. BYOB.

7th August 2020 starting 6:00 PM through  7:00 PM

cardiShorts episode 6 – Susannah Tindall

Susannah Tindall, Records Officer at Monash University and Secretary of the Australian Society of Archivists Victorian Branch, has been working from home for the past three months. In this episode, Susannah welcomes us to her home office and shares what it’s like working from home in a role that is all about governance and automating recordkeeping for university staff. We cannot wait to see you at a cardiParty down the track!

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

Quarantinis with Justini Episode 6

Back when we started this little experiment in cocktails and quarantine we didn’t expect a lot of responses so I filmed an extra video, complete with new title puns. Luckily we’ve had a lot of wonderful cardies share their amazing mixology skills. Sadly the well has run dry and you have to put up with me mixing up a variation on an old fashioned. Thankfully you get a palate cleanse with Justine and another excellent book recommendation.

We need more cocktail videos! So if you’re bored and looking for a project to do, get out a camera, mix up your favourite comfort drink, and get filming.

To share your own quarantini, upload a brief (max 2 minutes) video of you making, drinking, and/or describing your favourite beverage, using this magic link, and make sure you remind us who you are!

Five reflections on five years: helping people be awesome

newCardigan is five years old this month. If we were a human, we’d be “going” to school over Zoom by now! Normally we like to have a little birthday cardiParty in June, but things are weird this year. Instead, every day this week one of the ‘cardiCore’ will be sharing their personal reflections on the first five years of newCardigan. Please share your own reflections with us on your favourite social media, your blog, as a video or audio recording, an email, or via ye olde postal service. We can’t wait to read, hear and watch them.

I joined newCardigan in early 2017 as a ‘friend from the West’. I had never been to a cardiParty but I knew that I wanted to set them up in Perth. I spent that year watching, learning, and scoping out potential cardiParties in Perth. Would the Melbourne setup work for the laid back, spread out Perth region? What happens when we run out of places to visit? Who’s going to help me? Luckily I had great support and knew some excellent people to tap on the shoulder and they happily helped me out.

Not many early Perth photos exist as it was hard to run an event and capture it on film all by yourself! Instead enjoy the Bon Scott Memorial from our Fremantle Cemetery cardiParty.

Watching the Perth events grow and change over the last few years have helped restore my joy in GLAM. Talking to museum folks about exhibitions, introducing librarians to archivists, and visiting places that we’d not normally go. One of my favourite cardiParties would have to be the walking pub tour of Perth. Not only was it hilarious, fun, and informative, but we got to ‘drink’ in some culture along the way. Honestly, you haven’t lived till you’ve rushed from bar-to-bar with a group of GLAM folk talking about architecture, society, and beer.

The Omeo is Perth’s premier shore-based shipwreck, lying just under water, only 25m from the shore of Coogee Beach. Our Coogee Maritime trail tour was another unique Perth cardiParty.

newCardigan helps GLAM professionals to be more awesome. This is why I wanted to bring newCardigan to WA. Nothing gives me greater joy than to introduce two amazing people and say ‘you should talk’ and walk away knowing that the seeds for some interesting project might be about to be born. Be it new people coming along to their first event or seeing those familiar faces turn up again and again, I think everyone walks away from a cardiParty a little bit changed for the better. Five years of newCardigan means five years of helping people be awesome, and what’s better than that?

Quarantinis with Justini Episode 5

Turn on your heater, grab an extra cardigan, throw on a hand crocheted blanket, and grab a small fuzzy animal; it’s hot toddy time!

The only thing missing is a cosy book to settle in to read, but don’t fret the wonderful Justine from Literary Elixirs has just the book for you! Thank you to newCardian’s own Clare (no not that one, not that one either, yep that one :p), for some warm boozy inspiration.

To share your own quarantini, upload a brief (max 2 minutes) video of you making, drinking, and/or describing your favourite beverage, using this magic link, and make sure you remind us who you are!

Quarantinis with Justini Episode 4

This week we have one for all the coffee lovers out there, the wonderful, the amazing, the Flat White! I mean, it’s no long macchiato (topped up), but it’s still pretty good 😉

Sadly we don’t know who sent this one in to us! Please let us know who you are on the socials and we’ll be more than happy to pop your name on here.

To share your own quarantini, upload a brief (max 2 minutes) video of you making, drinking, and/or describing your favourite beverage, using this magic link, and make sure you remind us who you are!