Context Junky

Archives/GLAM, PhD life, history, art, etc.

Category: Public Knowledge Spaces

Ubiquitous Archives

Our session on Ubiquitous Archives from the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) Conference in Parramatta, Sydney, Australia, 20 October 2016.

Sex and the wiki

I spent my walk home thinking about an article I read just before leaving the office: How can Wikipedia woo women editors? Unlike some of the comments (yes, I read them) I don’t think the problem has arisen because women have ‘less interest in general knowledge than men’ due to ‘women’s TV’. For the record, […]

My Year in Review

Traditionally around this time people start looking back, trying to sum up what happened over the past twelve months in politics, culture, society, or their own lives. I also find people I know outside work still regularly ask me what I actually do. Sometimes repeatedly. After all, I am a ‘Research Archivist’ not connected to […]

Submission in response to consultation paper on the Royal Commission

On 26 November 2012, some of my colleagues and I submitted a response to the Australian Government’s consultation paper on the Establishment of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. My involvement came about through my position as Acting National Program Manager for the Find & Connect Web Resource project, but the […]