Indigenous 

This group promotes best practice for the collection and preservation of materials relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and supports employment of Indigenous library staff.

The group is part of a broader network sharing knowledge and developing common policies around community consultation, digitisation of Indigenous archives, and access to Indigenous materials.

Achievements

Working group members

  • Susanna Iuliano, State Library of Western Australia (co-project manager)
  • Nadine McDonald-Dowd, State Library of Queensland (co-project manager)
  • Maxine Briggs, State Library of Victoria
  • Kerry Blinco, Northern Territory Library
  • Antoinette Buchanan, Libraries ACT
  • Margy Burn, National Library of Australia
  • Shane Cathcart, State Library of South Australia
  • Paul Diamond, National Library of New Zealand (observer)
  • Lyndall Osborne, AIATSIS
  • Jo Ritale, State Library of Victoria
  • Suzy Russell, State Library of South Australia
  • Chris Szekely, National Library of New Zealand (observer)
  • Kirsten Thorpe, State Library of New South Wales
  • Damien Webb, State Library of Western Australia
  • Anna Zylstra, LINC Tasmania

Image: Generation One, State Library of South Australia

Project updates 

First languages for NSLA’s Indigenous group

1 May 2014

The Indigenous project group met with First Languages Australia to discuss Indigenous language materials in NSLA collections.

Position statement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander library services and collections

17 March 2014

The Indigenous project group has released a national position statement.

Symposium reveals Hidden Gems

29 August 2013

Exploring the role of libraries and archives in the revitalisation of Indigenous languages and culture.

Publications 

National position statement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander library services and collections

Endorsed February 2014. Replaces the 2007 National Policy Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library Services and Collections.

Working with Community: Guidelines for collaborative practice between Libraries and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

NSLA guidelines for collaborative practice between libraries and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (2013).