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NSW Chapter End of Year / Christmas Get Together

Save the Date: Wednesday 13 December

The NSW chapter would like to invite ARLIS/ANZ members  to their Christmas Party / End of Year get together at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Wednesday 13 December 2017.

Please meet at the Edmund and Joanna Capon Research Library at 3pm.

We will be arranging viewing of the Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum and Robert Mapplethorpe: the Perfect Medium.  

Following the exhibition viewing, there will be a picnic in the Domain (weather permitting). Please bring a plate of food to share. Drinks will be provided.

RSVPs to Elizabeth Little by Friday 8 December.  E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age: Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum

Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age presents a richly unfolding panorama of Dutch society during an era of unparalleled wealth, power and cultural confidence. In the Dutch golden age, the art of painting flourished like never before. Drawn from the Rijksmuseum, the renowned national collection of the Netherlands, this exhibition includes a rare painting by Johannes Vermeer and a room dedicated to one of the greatest minds in the history of art, Rembrandt van Rijn.

https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/rembrandt/

Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium

Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium is a comprehensive survey exhibition of one of the most influential American artists of the late 20th century. Showcasing an extraordinary selection of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work, from floral still lifes to portraits, figure studies and erotic imagery that charted his involvement in New York’s gay scene, this exhibition includes a selection of archival material providing insights into the artist’s working methods and private life.

https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/media-office/robert-mapplethorpe-perfect-medium/

 

WLIC SUMMARY 2017

World Library Information Congress

More than 500 speakers and 3100 delegates from 122 countries, not to mention 247 sessions covering all aspects of our profession, makes IFLA’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) a unique experience of professional development and networking. The beautiful city of Wroclaw provided the perfect setting, steeped in its own rich cultural heritage that every visitor enjoyed.

Addressing the audience during the Opening Session IFLA Secretary General, Gerald Leitner prepared the hall for an inspiring week:

We are coming with a firework of new ideas and services for you to this congress!

Colleagues, I’m sure we are going to have a vibrant congress here in beautiful Wrocław…. use this opportunity, become an active part of it, and build your network!”

And a firework of ideas it was! The 83rd WLIC was packed with highlight after highlight that one cannot deny exciting things are happening in the library field. Are you holding on tightly? Here’s a recap of the rollercoaster week.

New IFLA President

With the warmest of hugs, Donna Scheeder handed over her presidency to Gloria Perez Salmeron. Donna Scheeder received a standing ovation during the Closing Session in appreciation for her tireless work to transform IFLA and the international library field in her call to action to unite in the face of globalisation. She passes the IFLA baton over to Gloria Perez Salmeron who, in her first address as IFLA president, spoke of how libraries are the “motors of change and we, the librarians, are the gears”. Her words were echoed across social media like wild fire as she captured the imagination of library professionals both in the hall and beyond it. Her energy and passion to continue moving IFLA forward is, without doubt, infectious. Welcome Gloria Perez Salmeron! 

New Governing Board

It was not just a new president we welcomed in Wroclaw, we also welcomed a new Governing Board to steer IFLA in these exciting times of transparency, openness and fresh ideas. Each member comes with a wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to keep the momentum of change always in top gear. Meet the new 2017 – 2019 IFLA governing board here

Global Vision Online Voting

The launch of the IFLA Global Vision online voting platform propelled this inclusive global discussion to unite the library field into the stratosphere. After the real-time voting which saw 300 delegates voting simultaneously, it was time to unveil the online platform. Since the launch, the IFLA Global Vision has received thousands of votes. You can vote until Saturday 30 September so join in the discussion and be a part of this global brainstorm. Vote here

Library Map of the World

Another successful launch during WLIC2017 (and one that has got the library world ablaze) is IFLA’s Library Map of the World. On the day of the launch the website received 1996 users and in just two days 142 countries had visited. The map addresses the critical need of the library field to accurately collect and share basic information about the library landscape. Read more about this great initiative here

Membership Survey

For the first time in IFLA history, we will be undertaking a comprehensive membership survey to understand the views and opinions of our members. What are the activities our members value most, what motivates you and where can IFLA develop? These and many more questions will be asked to ensure we continue to deliver a service that is relevant for our members in the 21st Century. Read more about the Membership survey here

Cultural Evening  

The Cultural Evening is always a chance for delegates to let their hair down, mingle with new friends and enjoy the host country’s hospitality with entertainment and cuisine. The National Committee Poland and the city of Wroclaw pulled out all the stops for a memorable evening complete with talented tradition Polish dancing, a breath-taking fountain show and the popular silent disco. The smiles on everyone’s faces said it all. A wonderful evening of culture and fun! See more images from the cultural evening here

Biggest Brain Trust in the World

WLIC’s success lies in the role IFLA’s Professional Units play in sharing their knowledge and skills for the improvement of the profession as whole. WLIC2017 continued this tradition of knowledge-sharing with experts from within the library field and outstanding experts from other sectors.

IFLA’s Professional Units with 1200 experts working on all aspects of the library field are the biggest international brain trust bringing together expertise from all over the world.

Live streaming

IFLA’s transparent and open approach is reflected by this year’s live streaming of the Opening, Highlights, President and Closing Sessions which brought, for the first time, IFLA WLIC to the homes of many more professionals unable to attend. Live streaming these sessions was a first in IFLA WLIC history and judging from the comments it was very much appreciated:

On Facebook, Bhalerao Balajisaid:  

Thank you for given [sic] opportunity to all library professional to watch livestreaming of conference.”

With less than a month to go before registration opens for WLIC2018 on 1 October, we are excited to see what Kuala Lumpur will bring!

Source: https://www.ifla.org/node/11814

 

NSW CHAPTER DINNER

FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER

The ARLIS/ANZ NSW Chapter invites you to an informal networking dinner  on Friday September 8. Please meet at 6pm at the entrance to Kensington Street, Chippendale. If you are interested in coming along  please email me- I can then send you my mobile number in case of late arrival.

Find Kensington Street tucked away on the city side of Central Park, just off Broadway on the eastern fringe of Chippendale. Nearest train station is Central. It is just a few minutes’ walk from the Central George Street Bus stop.

Parking

Parking is limited on Kensington Street and in the surrounding streets, although off-street parking can sometimes be found on Balfour Street. There are several parking stations nearby.

Website: http://www.kensingtonstreet.com.au/

Barbara Rendall

NSW Chapter Secretary

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Is it OK with everyone if we have the ARLISANZ AGM a little earlier this year? I will be on leave from October through until January so will not be available to pull together reports and minutes until next year. Last year the AGM was held to coincide with the conference but in previous years we have had it around September.

If you have any agenda items please send them to me by Friday 8 September.

I will then distribute the agenda by email and also place it up on the website.

Unless anyone has any other suggestions then I propose that we conduct the AGM via email, with a deadline of Friday 22 September for submission of Chapter Annual reports, and discussion and/or voting on any issues raised on the agenda.

Regards,

Barbara Rendall

Library Manager

Design Centre Enmore

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Due to a fortuitous combination of circumstances and monetary assistance from my university, my employer and my mother, I was able to attend the ARLIS Norden 2017 conference in Helsinki in June. I very much enjoyed meeting and talking with our Scandinavian colleagues and my report of the conference is now available on Storify at the following link:

ARLIS Norden 2017 Annual Conference

For those of you who may be interested, it appears that the 2018 conference will be held in Rome, where a number of Scandinavian academies have programmes.

Kind regards,

Catherine Kerrigan

Adelaide Central School of Art

 

RAILS (Research Applications, Information and Library Studies) are very keen to receive submissions from practitioners for their 2017 conference. Details can be found at RAILS 2017 CFP.

In summary:

Many of today’s societal and economic challenges requires research and teaching efforts across disciplinary boundaries, which calls for new approaches and questions within information and library studies. Researchers, educators, practitioners and students are encouraged to submit papers on the conference theme, “Creating and Learning Together: interdisciplinary teaching and research”, which focuses on building partnerships between researchers, practitioners, doctoral students, and educators to ensure that a culture of interdisciplinary research and teaching is nurtured in the information studies field. We encourage all types of contributions including theoretical and evidence based. Papers focusing on strengthening research practices in the field will also be considered. Proposals with a focus on professional or continuing education and teaching will be allocated to the AIES 2017 component of the conference.

 

The next NSW Chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday 19 April at 4.00pm at the Edmund and Joanna Capon Research Library, Art Gallery of NSW.

Please send RSVPs and any agenda items  to me by Tuesday 18 April

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Barbara Rendall

Secretary

Arlis/ANZ NSW Chapter

 

We would like to invite you to the next ARLIS/Norden conference which will be held in Helsinki 15.-17.6.2017. The theme of the conference is focused on customers: how art libraries can give the best possible service to different customer groups. Finland celebrates the 100th anniversary of its independence in 2017 and we welcome you to join the celebration!

See detailed program and registration information: http://www.arlisnorden.org/2017-helsinki.html

Kind regards,

Piia Pitkänen, Suvi Juvonen, Jenni Mikkonen and Minna Meronen

 

Call for Papers: IFLA Art Libraries Section

These Times to Us Are Worth Savin’: Documenting the Art of Social Transformation since 1960 World Library and Information Congress, Wrocław, Poland, 19-25 August 2017

Over the last half century, artists worldwide have leveraged visual culture to effect social change.  Art’s ability to provoke discussion and transform cultural attitudes has been palpable. Historically important and of intense, interdisciplinary interest, this controversial area of art production presents difficulties for libraries. By its nature anti-establishment, activist art challenges social norms, aesthetic canons, and also traditional documentation practices. Social issues like race relations, fair labor, HIV/AIDS, and gender and sexuality arouse strong opinions and feelings. Intentionally provocative art that tackles these issues is certain to offend and can be difficult for institutions to prioritize. Non-traditional or fragile media used by activist artists, like graffiti, interventions, performance, and Web art, can be especially resistant to traditional collecting methods.

At the 2017 IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Wrocław, Poland, the IFLA Art Libraries and Social Science Libraries Sections are sponsoring a session that will give an international perspective on documenting modern and contemporary visual art that lies at the intersection of artistic practice and social activism. We are seeking speakers who will discuss important repositories of social activist art, innovative documentation methods, and related collecting concerns ranging from censorship and copyright to cross-border cultural patrimony. The term activist art is conceived of broadly and is meant to encompass art in any medium, traditional or non. Papers that speak to the topic from a non-European or North American viewpoint are especially encouraged.

Full details for submissions may be found on the Congress website at http://2017.ifla.org/cfp-calls/art-libraries-section-joint-with-social-science-libraries-section

Please submit your proposal no later than 1 March 2017 to:

Sandra Ludig Brooke, Chair of the IFLA Art Libraries Section

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Barbara Rendall

National Secretary

ARLIS/ANZ

 

Kia ora koutou,

I am delighted to welcome Victoria Passau as a newly-appointed Guardian Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library. Her appointment was announced last month by Internal Affairs Minister, Hon Peter Dunne.

https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/appointments-library-and-information-advisory-commission-and-guardians-kaitiaki-alexander-tu

Victoria Passau has worked at the Auckland War Memorial Museum since 2014.  She is currently Collection Manager, Online Cenotaph and Pou Maumahara. Prior to this, Victoria was Client Services Librarian at the Fine Arts Library at Auckland University. She holds a Master of Library and Information Studies and has professional memberships with LIANZA (including the Documentary Heritage Special Interest Group), Art Libraries Australia/New Zealand and ARANZ.

The Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library were established under the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) Act 2003. The Act requires the Guardians Kaitiaki to provide assurance to the people of New Zealand that:

  *   the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library are held in perpetuity

  *   that they are provided with suitable and separate accommodation

  *   that they are preserved, protected, developed and made accessible for all the people of New Zealand in a manner consistent with their status as documentary heritage and taonga

  *   that the character of the services distinguishing the Alexander Turnbull Library as a research library are maintained.

The Guardians Kaitiaki also give advice on all matters relating to the collections and services of the Alexander Turnbull Library to the Minister Responsible for the National Library.

Current appointees to the Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library are:

·         Helen Tait (Chair)

·         Dr Aroha Harris

·         Victoria Passau

·         Dr Jock Phillips

·         Dr Sydney Shep

Naku noa na

Chris

Chris Szekely | Chief Librarian

Alexander Turnbull Library | National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa www.natlib.govt.nz 

The Alexander Turnbull Library is part of the Department of Internal Affairs

 

Michael Proud

Art in Australia now available online

Dear ARLIS/ANZ members

The collaborative project to digitise Art in Australia (1916-1942) has been completed. Art in Australia is now available online through Trove as a result of a joint project between the University of Wollongong Library, the University of New South Wales Library and the National Library of Australia. It is the first time that the full publication has been made freely available online in high resolution.

The following link is a blog post on the project from Rebecca Daly from the Uni of Wollongong Library.

https://www.nla.gov.au/blogs/trove/2016/12/13/art-in-australia

 

Michael Proud | Assistant Curator | Pictures and Manuscripts Branch | National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT 2600 | T 02 6262 1257| E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 
 
ARLIS/ANZ  Conference 2016: Final Program

The ARLIS/ANZ 2016 Conference program is now online. It includes links to speakers presentations in the form of Podcasts, PowerPoints and papers.

http://arlis.org.au/item/arlis-anz-annual-conference-2016

 Thanks to all who attended and contributed to making it such a worthwhile and memorable event.
 
Very best wishes for a restful holiday season.
 
Sydney 2016 Conference Committee
Barbara Rendall
Elizabeth Little
Steven Miller
Claire Eggleston
Margaret Blackmore
 
 

Only one more week to go until the start of the 2016 ARLIS/ANZ conference. And it is coming together nicely. Thanks to all of you who have registered so far. 

Don’t forget to register for the drinks at the O Bar in the Sydney CBD on the Wednesday night. The setting is spectacular with panoramic views of Sydney at sunset.

We have been reviewing numbers and can now extend an invitation to partners of attendees who may wish to join us at the Conference Dinner.  If you wish to bring your partner simply go to the registration page:

http://arlis.org.au/join/8-2016-arlis-anz-conference-the-persistence-of-the-real

complete the form with their name, etc and slect the ticket for the Conference Dinner. Cost is $80.00.

And if you (or your partner) have any dietary requirements please email me

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Looking forward to catching up next week

Barbara Rendall (on behalf of the Arlis/ANZ 2016 Conference Committee)

 

 

Tax invoices for payment of conference registration will be issued at the conference to each attendee.

If you require a copy of the invoice prior to the conference please email the Treasurer, Steven Miller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Barbara Rendall

(on behalf of the 2016 Arlis/ANZ Conference Committee)