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Time Enough at Last

The GLAM Blog Club theme this month is GLAM 3017. While I'm an avid sci-fi and space opera fan. I tend to avoid looking this far ahead in GLAM, lest I be called a <shudders>, 'futurist'. Who am I to turn down a challenge though? Let us begin. I…

A State-Wide Koha ILS

This is a blog post I've been meaning to write for a long time now. For those who don't know, a lot of public libraries in WA are currently moving, have moved, or looking at moving to new LMS providers. Legacy systems that most of the state were using are…

That's A Damn Inferior Cup of Coffee

I've been working in libraries for around sixteen years now. Being in any industry that long it's hard to not become jaded and cynical [citation needed]. I admit that it's hard watching things go round in circles, the same issues being debated, knocked back, debated, shelved, picked up...etc. You…

The Rule of GLAM

I'm going to preface this by saying I am a terrible student. I've never really enjoyed studying and struggle to take tests and assignments seriously as I prefer real life practical tests of my knowledge. This is reflected in the way I've taught myself outside of educational institutions. The way…

Casting the Net

Two posts in a month, two months running?! What have I become? #yearofcontent I thought I'd do a post on all the podcasts that I've enjoyed over the years. Recently I was looking for more narrative based/audio-drama ones and had trouble finding something similar to what I already enjoyed.…

Trust No One...

"Deep Throat said "trust no one." And that's hard, Scully. Suspecting everyone, everything, it wears you down. You even begin to doubt what you know is the truth. Before, I could only trust myself. Now, I can only trust you... and they've taken you away from me." - Fox Mulder,…

What I learned in 2016

This post is for the GLAM Blog Club set up by newCardigan. If you aren't in Melbourne check out CardiCast for some great GLAM talks. My professional ethics are something I will stand up for 2016 started off pretty rough for me professionally, over my December/January break some internal…

A Year In Read-view

It's that time of year again, where I look back and go 'huh, I read a whole lot of comics last year... probably should read more (non)fiction. Nah.' Presented for your viewing pleasure my reading list for 2016. Rather than seperate posts this year I'm lumping everything in…

Symposiums, Symposiums, Symposiums!

Last year I was asked to convene the ALIA WA Symposium 2016. I agreed, because, hey you’ve got to try these things out at least once. I also wanted to use the opportunity to try something different and ‘be the change I want to see’ (Rundle, 2014) . Fast forward…

My Year in Read-view - Comics, Part Two

Since last year my single issue comic purchases has changed. I used to read quite a few X-men titles and mostly physical copies. Now the majority I read are digital and mostly from indie publishers. I've continued to read most of the stories from last year's list, with many of…