Year: 2010

  • Puttin’ on the writs

    This year we had a bit of fun at the National Library of Australia’s Christmas party with our own little take on copyright law. Thanks to Dereta for all her hard choreography work. It was great fun.

  • Australian Women’s Weekly visual timeline

    In the past I’ve spoken about moving our collections Beyond the search box, the colorful library and that libraries should be the provider of digital information but not control how we interact with that information. Recently the National Library of Australia released digitized versions of the Australian Women’s Weekly. The existing way of accessing this collection […]

  • Trove and the Australian Women’s Weekly

    Yesterday the National Library of Australia launched fully searchable digitsed versions of the Australian Women’s Weekly. It’s a fantastic resource for searching, but I find the interface a little time consuming for just browsing through issues & looking at the stories, images and advertisements. Luckily there is a very simple alternative. Step 1. When you […]

  • Web Directions South 2010

    I recently gave a presentation at Web Directions South 2010. It was an amazing opportunity & really a highlight of my year. John & Maxine run an incredible conference & I thought this year they managed to have some of the most amazing speakers. The presentations by Scott Thomas, Michal Migurski and James Bridle were […]

  • Colours of a tag

    I’ve been expanding upon the experiments I presented at VALA earlier this year where I built a search by colour application for the National Library of Australia. Out of curiosity I built the same search by colour application using approximately 35,000 images from Flickr Commons. Since building these applications I’ve been wondering, do certain topics […]