Thursday, June 30, 2016

local studies recording of the recent rain and floods in Tasmania

The recent rain in Tasmania was Storified by ABC news. This is a way of collecting some local images of rain and floods. It is the first step to adding these images to a local studies collection, and possibly tracking people down to interview for an oral history collection as well.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A few thoughts on Eat your history: stories and recipes from Australian kitchens by Jacqui Newling

Eat Your History: Stories and Recipes from Australian KitchensEat Your History: Stories and Recipes from Australian Kitchens by Jacqui Newling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an entertaining book looking at a history of eating in Australia. The focus is on foods eaten earlier with reference to more recent times, and starts with food eaten by Indigenous people. The author used a wide range of resources to explore this. There are some interesting recipes included too. Many specific examples were drawn from the resources of Sydney Living Museums sites as their archives contain recipes books and other relevant records from the families. The specific location information makes this book of interest for local studies collections where the named Sydney Living Museums properties are located. It is a highly illustrated publication with examples of the food as well as of some of the material used in the research. It is very much a book of NSW locations, but there are reference to other parts of Australia as well.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

drone carpets

This storify includes an image of a drone carpet from Afganistan.  This is reflecting the history there. What are the local artists showing about the history of your area?  How is this local making reflected in the local studies collection at public libraries?

Sunday, June 26, 2016

catchup for #23RDthings

I am calling it catchup, but really it is a very late start for #23RDthings. Things have been happening, hence the delay. This video is chilling to watch, and being made in this format actually makes it harder to listen to which is a brilliant creative element. Watch and be disturbed.