Developing the National Library’s first ever Online Identity Guidelines

The National Library of Australia has a lot of websites and online platforms. I knew this because as part of the Web Publishing team, I looked at and worked on them every day. As it turns out however, we had many, many more that I never even knew existed. In May 2013 I began theContinue reading “Developing the National Library’s first ever Online Identity Guidelines”

The Content Collective

Content is everyones business. In order to facilitate discussion about content in my workplace, I have started an informal group called The Content Collective so that interested parties across the Library have a platform to address issues, ideas and strategies related to digital content. ┬áIt is an opportunity for staff to better understand decisions thatContinue reading “The Content Collective”

The GrandMasterPlan

It has been a couple of weeks since I returned from America (I can’t believe it’s been and gone already, wah!) and I am now starting to slowly get my head around all of the things I learnt and have taken away from the people I met and conversations I had. It’s so easy especiallyContinue reading “The GrandMasterPlan”

American pictorial

Here are some of my favourite photos from my USA trip :) Seattle Pike Street Market Fremont, Seattle Fremont Street Markets Space Needle, Seattle View from top of the Needle EMP Museum This thing was three storeys high! Worn to be Wild, leather jacket exhibition The mirror man who scared me! The Gum Wall SeaContinue reading “American pictorial”

New York v2

How things can change in just a few hours! In my last post I mentioned that I had been feeling unwell but that I was hoping some cold and flu tablets would stop it from getting worse but alas, it got worse. I woke up in the middle of the night last night to findContinue reading “New York v2”

New York, New York

I have to preface this post with a warning that it might end up being rather long. I’ve been in New York for four days thereabouts so I’ve got a lot to cover! After a glorious weekend being a tourist and then meeting with the New York Public Library yesterday I intended on posting lastContinue reading “New York, New York”

An Event Apart Web Design Conference, day Three

Today was the workshop component of the #aeasea conference, as well as the final day. I really enjoyed the whole experience. Even though it was a “web design” conference and I’m not a designer I found most of the content really accessible. There were a few bits and pieces that were a bit too technicalContinue reading “An Event Apart Web Design Conference, day Three”

An Event Apart Conference, Seattle, Day Two

The second day of the #aeasea conference was as good as the first! I was particularly looking forward to seeing Karen McGrane speak as I just finished reading her book, Content Strategy for Mobile, and I like her brain a lot! There was a great mix of speakers today on some great topics including mobile,Continue reading “An Event Apart Conference, Seattle, Day Two”

An Event Apart Web Design conference, Seattle, Day One

Day One of the #aeasea conference did not disappoint in any aspect. It started off with registration and receiving the best conference pack I’ve ever gotten at any conference or presentation ever (see photos!). Better still was the fact that there was decent coffee that didn’t taste like butt. Always a bonus. The food throughoutContinue reading “An Event Apart Web Design conference, Seattle, Day One”

Hello Seattle!

I’ve arrived! The trip was long and a little tedious but after the Canberra:Sydney:LA:Seattle round trip of about 30 hours I arrived in one piece. By the time I got to LA I was already exhausted. During my flight to Seattle I was falling in out of sleep (I really struggle to sleep anywhere that’sContinue reading “Hello Seattle!”

Content strategy food for thought

I’ve been doing a lot of research and reading today about content strategy, especially CS for government and while I’m not going to spend time unpacking these ideas right now, I just wanted to leave them here to revisit later, as they have provided me with a lot to think about and a clearer visionContinue reading “Content strategy food for thought”

Travelling Fellowship

Through my work, the National Library of Australia, I was lucky enough to win the 2013 Kenneth Binns Travelling Fellowship (thank you!). I have been awarded a grant to undertake an overseas trip that will enhance my current and future projects in Web Publishing here at the Library, as well as to help develop myContinue reading “Travelling Fellowship”

Content strategy

I respect content. I like content. I love good content. I want to develop a content strategy for the National Library – we need it. But the trouble, as with any gigantic, enormous, mind-boggling, daunting and complex project, is figuring out exactly where to start. I am meeting up with some great content strategists, practitionersContinue reading “Content strategy”