Digital scholarship, makerspaces and libraries

I first came across the concept of ‘digital scholarship’ around 3 years ago when I was the Faculty Librarian for Humanities at Curtin University and first learned about the wonderful but nebulous thing called ‘digital […]

Sep, 16

Supporting the curriculum through ‘making’

Note: I first wrote this post for the Curtin Makers blog in April 2016, and am republishing here as part of #blogjune  Much of what we aim to do in the Library Makerspace is extra-curricular, providing opportunities for […]

Jun, 07

Researching the Makerspace

  This weekend I have been reading a bit about research in the information profession.  The majority of studies have a practical basis, often being done in libraries and other organisations, with much of it is […]

Jun, 05

Creating a makerspace in the Library

Note:  this is a slightly modified / updated version of a post I wrote for Curtin Makers in November 2015.  I wanted to re-post it on this blog at the time, but didn’t get around to […]

Jun, 03
Digital scholarship in Research Week

Digital scholarship in Research Week

With my University’s research week coming up in a few months, I’ve been thinking that it would be interesting if the Library Makerspace facilitated a panel discussion on “digital scholarship”. A definition of digital scholarship […]

Jun, 01
Reflections on our ‘pop-up’ makerspace

Reflections on our ‘pop-up’ makerspace

Our library recently ran a week-long ‘pop-up’ makerspace which has kick-started a project to establish a more permanent makerspace in the library. Initially, we intended to make a small contribution to our institution’s annual Festival of […]

Apr, 15
Vision for a library makerspace

Vision for a library makerspace

Last year I went to an information session held on our campus that was run by staff from the First Lego League, a competition-based program where teams of students build lego robots and then program […]

Apr, 13


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