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 aims to develop common policy and best practice for digitisation of Indigenous archives, the display of materials from Indigenous collections, and procedures for community consultation.
- Right Wrongs project to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum scoped and approved, with online exhibition planned for 2017.
- Guidelines for Working with Community completed.
- Information-sharing on current practice in NSLA libraries regarding consultation with Indigenous communities, Indigenous literacy programs, and digitisation of Indigenous collections.
- NSLA National Policy Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library Services and Collections (2007).
Working group members
- Sarah McQuade, State Library of Western Australia (project manager)
- Fiona Blackburn, Libraries ACT
- Kerry Blinco, Northern Territory Library
- Ronald Briggs, State Library of New South Wales
- Melissa Jackson, State Library of New South Wales
- Margy Burn, National Library of Australia
- Deborah Drinkell, State Library of Tasmania
- Damien Webb, State Library of Western Australia
- Sue Lewis, State Library of South Australia
- Nicola Mackay-Sim, National Library of Australia
- Nadine McDonald-Dowd, State Library of Queensland
- Jo Ritale, State Library of Victoria
- Chris Szekely, National Library of New Zealand (observer)
- Paul Diamond, National Library of New Zealand (observer)
Image: Generation One, State Library of South Australia
The Northern Territory Library has released a flash card language app for smart phones and tablets.
The Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages is an online archive of literature in Indigenous languages from the Northern Territory.
Sarah McQuade tells us about the Indigenous group's priorities, and plans for a project to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum.
Brief summary of the 'Right Wrongs, Write Yes' project, led by the NSLA Indigenous project group. This project celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum and will be launched in 2017.
The terms of reference set out the role, functions and objectives of the indigenous working group.
This policy framework is to guide progressive action across National, State and Territory library institutions in their plans and approaches to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander library services and collections. (2007)