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The National Library of Australia’s flickr sport albums

The National Library of Australia has a flickr account. There are two sport related albums that share images under creative commons licenses or with no known copyright restrictions: Keen on cricket (21 photos) Sports (16 photos) Photo Credits Don Bradman is almost run out at 101 in his innings of 169 in the fifth Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 1936/37 Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) tour of Australia (NLA, no known copyright restrictions) Women's hurdles race taking place at Sydney Sports Ground, New South Wales, March 1931. (NLA, no known copyright restrictions)

Twitter and Visual Narratives

I have been trying to be part of the Twitter momentum so evident at present. My attendance at the Innovative Ideas Forum 2009 at the National Library of Australia accelerated my interest in Twitter. I was fascinated by the backchannel potential of Twitter at the Forum (#iif09) but realised my own limitations in tracking conversations, listening to some remarkable presentations and blogging live. I realised too that it took a great deal of imagination and energy to be part of the Twitterverse. I have been away from Twitter for a few days and a recent car journey gave me the...

Rose Holley Innovative Ideas Forum 2009: National Library of Australia

I have been tardy in writing this post! Whilst getting ready to write I read Katie's delightful write up of the Forum. I thought her post exemplified the energy the Forum created and drew upon. Just as I was writing this I received an #iif2009 tweet about the availability of the podcasts from the day. Rose Holley, Manager of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program, National Library of Australia, presented the final talk of the morning at the Innovative Ideas Forum 2009. Her talk was entitled “Enhancement and Enrichment of Digital Content by user communities: The Australian Newspapers...

Marcus Gillezeau Innovative Ideas Forum 2009: National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia hosted the Innovative Ideas Forum 2009. I found the Social Networks page of the program fascinating. Items were being added as the forum progressed including SlideShares. Jan Fullerton opened the NLA Forum and talked about the NLA as an early adoption organisation. She underscored the importance of the Innovative Ideas' Forum to stimulate creativity and jolt thinking. The Forums have been important NLA staff development resources but they have become a significant open forum too. Jan confirmed that the NLA encourages exploration and has established some boundaries for 'non catastrophic experience'.  She summarised the content...

Everywhen

Driving home from the National Library of Australia's Innovative Ideas Forum 2009 I had the great good fortune to listen to a repeat of Radio National's Late Night Live's discussion of W E H Stanner's work. One part of the discussion struck me forcefully. Phillip Adams asked one of his guests, Melinda Hinkson, about Stanner's concept of 'everywhen'. My understanding of the discussion that ensued is that 'everywhen' describes something that is somewhat timeless, not fixed in the past but part of the present and the future, all at the same time. This seemed particularly apposite to events earlier in...