Reflection: A Year in review – Clare McKenzie

My ILN ‘year in review’ coincides nicely with the end of my first year working at the University of Wollongong Library. The beginning of December is my anniversary of coming here to work and it’s a good time to look back over 2016, both personally and professionally. Personally it’s been both rewarding and challenging. My […]

My Library Hero: Cathy Zdonawicz

Today’s post comes to us from one of our community members, Fiona Blackburn: Professionalism, persistence and achievement – four years with a manuscript collection When Cathy Zdanowicz got a contract as Archives Officer here at the Australian institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, she had a library technician qualification but no archiving experience. […]

GLAM: Karen Du Toit on Working in Audio-Visual Archives

AV archives worldwide have a major headache that needs being addressed yesterday already! “International consensus holds that we have around 15 years in which to preserve our sound collections. By 2030, the scarcity of older equipment, the condition of recorded media and the loss of skills will make their preservation costly, difficult and, in many cases, impossible.” […]

A Day in the Life in Malawi: Guest post by Francis Kachala

Today’s day in the life guest post comes from our new Country Coordinator for Malawi, Francis Kachala: It’s tuesday morning, January 13, 2015 in Malawi and the rains which have been falling for the past 48hrs racking havoc (flooding, displacing people, disrupting education and other economic activities, destroying crops and infrastructure and in extreme cases […]

2014 Library Resolutions: Eva Hornung

Dr. Eva Hornung, Ireland Country Coordinator for the ILN What is one new thing you want to START doing in 2014? One of the pressing issues here in the library is the preservation of “corporate memory”. We have quite a unique collection of historical documents relating to innovative curriculum projects in the post-primary education sector […]