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.
- Right Wrongs project to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, including focused collecting, oral histories, and an online exhibition planned for 2017
- Revised policy document for NSLA libraries containing reporting measures and linking to ATSILIRN protocols and other relevant documentation
- Guidelines for Working with Community released (2013)
- 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
- Margy Burn, National Library of Australia
- Nicola Mackay-Sim, National Library of Australia
- Nadine McDonald-Dowd, State Library of Queensland
- Jo Ritale, State Library of Victoria
- Geoff Strempel, State Library of South Australia
- Kirsten Thorpe, State Library of New South Wales
- Damien Webb, State Library of Western Australia
- Lyndall Osborne, AIATSIS
- Chris Szekely, National Library of New Zealand (observer)
- Paul Diamond, National Library of New Zealand (observer)
Image: Generation One, State Library of South Australia
Exploring the role of libraries and archives in the revitalisation of Indigenous languages and culture.
New guidelines from the Indigenous project group.
The Northern Territory Library has released a flash card language app for smart phones and tablets.
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).
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.