cardiCast episode 81 – Nicola Laurent

In this episode of cardiCast, Nicola Laurent, discusses her work as President of the Australian Society of Archivists, Senior Project Archivist of the Find & Connect web resource at the University of Melbourne, and New Professional Program Coordinator at the International Council of Archives. Nicola has a Master of Business Information System Professional with a semester of study completed at Simmons College in Boston in digital stewardship and archival theory. With Kirsten Wright, Nicola developed ‘A trauma-informed approach to managing archives’ and ‘Out-of-home care records toolkit’ online training courses for the Australian Society of Archivists.

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cardiCast episode 78 – Suzy Goss

In this episode of cardiCast, Suzy Goss, Information Coordinator at Arnold Bloch Leibler, discusses her career in archives which started in New Zealand before moving to Melbourne. Suzy has worked at Archives New Zealand, Public Record Office Victoria, Department of Justice and Regulation (Victoria), and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Holding qualifications: Certificate in Te Reo Maori me ona Tikanga (Unitec Institute of Technology), Bachelor of Resource Management (Unitec Institute of Technology), Master of Library and Information Science (Victorian University of Wellington), and Graduate Certificate of Information Systems and Business Administration and Management (Deakin University).

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cardiCast episode 77 – Violet Hamence-Davies

In this episode of cardiCast, Violet Hamence-Davies, archivist at Good Shepherd Australia NZ and Convenor of the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) Victorian Branch, shares insights into her work as an archivist, completing a Master of Business Information Systems in 2020, her current PhD research at Monash University, and juggling all of the above during a pandemic. Violet also has mad video editing skills which you can check out in the following ASA VIC videos: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, International Archives Week, and World Digital Preservation Day.

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cardiCast episode 71 – Nick Henderson

It’s been awhile since we published our last episode back at the start of 2020. As we could no longer host cardiParties, we ran out of recordings for cardiCast. We concentrated our efforts on cardiShorts, but now it’s time to bring back cardiCast with a series of Zoom interviews with members of our incredible GLAM community.

Our first episode in this series is with Nick Henderson, Curator at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), and volunteer curator and archivist at the Australian Queer Archives. We discuss the role of curator at NFSA and how that has changed over the last few years. Digital engagement with collections via social media and online; and accessing collections during a pandemic. LGBTIQA+ representation in collections, exhibitions and the GLAM community.

We hope you enjoy this new series.

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cardiShorts episode 14 – Sophie Shilling

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.

For the first half of 2020 I was managing the Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s digital collections and answering the curliest of questions at Museums Victoria. You’ll see in the video that it is clearly Christmastime – as of filming I had been working at BoM for less than six months. It’s been a big change from small cultural collections to an agency with data and information in the order of petabytes.

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.

Podcasts: Still Processing and The Subtlety of It. Virtual GLAM: Coffs Collections, WDPD2020 video, Bayard Bioblitz. TV recommendation: Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty. Book recommendations: Sand Talk – Tyson Yunkaporta, and All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr. Sign the Open Letter to RMIT University Senior Executive to keep running the awesome Master of Information Management course.”

cardiShorts episode 10 – Rose Barrowcliffe

In this episode Rose Barrowcliffe, Butchulla researcher and emerging archive activist at the University of the Sunshine Coast, shares her PhD research in the K’gari Research Archive. Rose’s research is looking at Indigenous representation in archives and historical narratives. Rose is a contributor to the Indigenous Archives Collective and recently wrote a piece on #BlackLivesMatter and Archives in Australia. Thank you Rose, it’s great to see you again after meeting at the ASA conference in Adelaide. Really excited to see where your PhD research takes you.

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