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Speak Up! Presenting at Conferences for the first time

At 4pm on Monday 15 August I was nervously writing thank you cards to the people who agreed to be on a panel I organised. This panel was for an event called Speak Up! and was jointly organised by ALIA ACT SNGG and ALIA NLS8. This blog post will cover key points I picked up on the night about presenting and some feedback I received that I can learn from for future events.

Speak Up Panel and organisers
Speak Up! panel and organisers

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Lecture: Good Science Writing

Recently I attended a lecture that explored good science writing and the current issues in science writing. Our speaker, Dr Julie Irish from BioText  stressed that science writing needs to be accurate, clear and objective to have meaning within the science community and to a general audience.

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John.C. Houbolt at blackboard, showing his space rendezvous concept for lunar landings. NASA.

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Copyright for Libraries

Recently my workplace had a speaker from the Australian Copyright Council chat to us about copyright. He reminded us of all the sections (and exceptions) in copyright that libraries operate under. I’m going to try and re-iterate some of those here, well, the ones I can remember at least. Copyright is a very big topic!

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Universal Copyright Symbol

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UnConferenceCBR (Barcamp) 2016

I had the pleasure of attending UnconferenceCBR last weekend. An unconference is a conference but without a program. This means you go with no idea of a theme or even what you will learn. But that is also the brilliance of it and there is so many ideas because the discussion just flows all day.

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EVAA2016 Day 2: Digital Humanities

On the second day of Electronic Visualization and the Arts Australasia 2016 (#EVAA2016) I participated in many discussions. As I reveal to you the variety of projects I discovered, I ask that you think about the role of research in Humanities and where professionals that work with data visualisation sit in Australia’s current political environment.

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Old Parliament house lit up for the Enlighten Festival which took place at the same time as EVAA2016, Canberra, ACT. Photo © Jade Koekoe.

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EVAA2016 Day 1: Visualisation

Electronic Visualization and the Arts Australasia 2016 (#EVAA2016) is an “interdisciplinary conference on visual technologies in culture, the arts and humanities.” I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from EVAA2016 when I first heard about it, but what I ended up getting has me hooked for all future EVAA’s.

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National Library lit up for the Enlighten Festival which took place at the same time as EVAA2016, Canberra, ACT. Photo © Jade Koekoe.

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