Unleashed: Te Papa images, and Weve: The Joy of Interwebz: Part 8

Some useful and interesting stuff on the WWW, with a library focus:


The most excellent Kiwi librarians Sally Pewhairangi and Megan Ingle – Heroesmingle – have launched a library-focused magazine Weve. I am looking forward to exploring what they have to day:

Te Papa images


But wait, there’s more:

Library Life 4 lyfe

Over at Library Journal, the latest batch of Movers and Shakers – 50 passionate library people – is out.

Here in Aotearoa, librarians are sharing their ideas and practices in Library Life.The first issue of Library Life for 2014 is out – in PDF format.

Library Life editor Abigail Willemse has put together an interesting selection this month. The focus is social media and how to blend (or separate) the personal and professional.

Cath Sheard (on Twitter as @kiwilibrarian) in Being social can be professional too (p.11-12):

If what you’re saying is meant to matter, let people identify you.

Judi Kercher of Massey University in Social media reflects real life … (p. 13) argues:

To me, social media reflects different aspects of me – my work life and my personal life and, as I keep them separate in real life, I also keep them separate online.

There is plenty more interesting professional stuff to explore, with reports on IFLA and volunteering in Timor-Leste.

The Joy of Interwebz: Part 7

Some useful and interesting stuff on the WWW:

The Joy of Interwebz: Part 6

‘I Hear & I Forget. I See & I Remember. I Do & I Understand’: Report On 2013 ‘Paul Reynolds Scholarship’ Placement At The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum by Virginia Gow in the The New Zealand Library And Information Management Journal Vol. 53, No.3 (2014).

This is a brilliant article. The things that resonate most with me relate to making the most of digital content :

  • Unlocking collections through real-world experiences or universal topics and emotions (death, laughter, joy) will cut across all ages – then tailor content choices if you need to.
  • Words are everywhere. Unfolding narratives aren’t. Less at first can be more – and visual storytelling is accessible to many.
  • Make people aware you’ve made something digital for them to use – through front of house staff, on signs, in queues. Don’t assume they’ll know about it.

More useful and interesting stuff on the WWW:

And on the light side:

The Joy of Interwebz: Part Five

An irregular series of interesting stuff on the web.

Hindsight is a new blog with a focus on culture, heritage, and creativity:

Each post consists of a historical image from a cultural repository and a new work of art inspired by it. The blog also features monthly profiles of memory institutions in interview form.

I love how poet Helen Heath turns a Papers Past advert into a story, and into a poem in It all unfolds.

Gareth Shute explores the wonder of airships, and check out Chris McDowall’s venture into the world of hexagonal maps.

There are also profiles of cultural institutions like the Alexander Turnbull Library and DigitalNZ. Sign up to get the latest posts delivered.

Meanwhile, on Twitter …

Christchurch, 100 years ago


The perennial “What to read” problem

The lighter side