The Reading Room will be closed on Friday 27 September for the AFL Grand Final holiday.Regular opening hours will resume on Monday 30 September. To order material for use on Monday 30 September please lodge the request by midday Thursday 26 September. Information on ordering and accessing material can be found on the Reading Room website.
Maree Ireland's speech at the launch of the Geoff Bell Archive is a beautifully moving account of the contribution made by Geoff to the disability rights movement and the importance of his archive.
Congratulations to Lachlan Glanville and Fiona Ross of the University of Melbourne Archives, whose articles in The Conversation have been recognised by the presenting of Mander Jones Awards by the Australian Society of Archivists. These awards recognise writing about archives for a general audience or an audience that is rarely exposed to archival thinking. Both articles highlight the many human interactions and range of emotions which are reflected in records. They also give an insight into what it is like to work with very personal records and suggest many ways in which they might be valued by researchers.
Each year, students from the graduate course Digital Humanities MULT900056 work through the process of digitising UMA material, including selection, metadata creation, digitisation and publication.