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GLAM Blog Club – June 2018

In May our theme was Passion. “Editing Wikipedia articles is a great outlet for my passion for advocating for social justice and inclusion by facilitating access to knowledge/research and promoting the power of play in libraries” – Clare gives a guide to how to get into Wikipedia editing in ’Shut Up and Wiki’ about your […] Read the whole post...

GLAM Blog Club – May 2018

Andrew kicked off on the theme of control with Joy Division’s She’s Lost Control. Play the track and read on… And she gave away the secrets of her past… Andrew argues for and against copyright in the case of researchers accessing special collections. Control measures by some libraries are put in place preventing digital copies of donor […] Read the whole post...

GLAM Blog Club April 2018

April is here, Daylight Savings is over, and we’re all happy to be on Easter holidays. Happiness was our theme for March and as usual the newCardigan community shared some great blog posts. Rebecca was first in with a post about her amazing trip to the Anna Amalia Bibliothek. Kara, meanwhile, told us about the […] Read the whole post...

GLAM Blog Club March 2018

February’s theme ‘watch’ is a wrap! It’s really interesting how many different ways the theme has been approached. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out everyone’s blogs. Stacey, in DIY with videos, explains how much she has learnt by watching video tutorials via YouTube and Lynda.com, including knitting and using software programs. Philip’s blog, Something […] Read the whole post...

GLAM Blog Club February 2018

January has come to a close and we were very pleased to see so many cardies embrace our first theme for 2018, What I learned in 2017 / What I want to learn in 2018. Keen eyes will notice this was a reprisal of our very first GLAM Blog Club theme in January 2017. I kicked […] Read the whole post...

GLAM Blog Club – January 2018

Our final theme for 2017 was collaboration. A great theme to wrap up the year. So many thought-provoking blogs… Collaboration and Digital Preservation, Jaye states that digital preservation benefits from collaboration in many ways, including shared resources, expertise, tools, systems, learnings, standards and practices. “Because digital preservation is expensive and resources are scare, sharing costs […] Read the whole post...

GLAM Blog Club – December 2017

November was a month of balance for GLAM Blog Club. As always there were a lot of interesting takes on our theme. Happier Librarian talks about work-life balance, and gives us some great tips to achieve it. Nathan Sentance discusses the need to collect First Nation’s social media output to add balance to our collections […] Read the whole post...

GLAM Blog Club – November 2017

For October’s GLAM Blog Club theme we chose How I ended up here. As usual, the newCardigan community have delivered an interesting array of blog posts. Rebecca got in early with a trip down memory lane to her early trips to the museum, when she was always wowed by the dinosaur bones. She tells us […] Read the whole post...

GLAM Blog Club – October 2017

The month of September saw a baker’s dozen of GLAMBlogClub Posts on the topic of “Safe”. Some truly thought provoking writing was generated on many different permutations of the term. There were some musing on libraries being the original safe space for the writer and that disappearing into books and archive can offer a personal […] Read the whole post...

GLAM Blog Club – September 2017

Nik McGrath kicked off August’s GLAM Blog Club with a post celebrating the Ziggy Stardusts of the archives, and the pleasure of silence after a long day at the Melbourne Museum. Jane Cowell shared her work creating quiet spaces for users, arguing that sometimes we need to put the ‘shhh’ back into libraries. Ellen Forsyth […] Read the whole post...

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