The Way Forward:
Implementing the National Policy Framework for Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander Library Services and...
Core Principles
  Relevance

  Legitimacy

   Currency
Key Areas for Policy
          Development
Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders
             are the first people...
Queensland Indigenous Language Project




                     STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
Eora: Mapping Original Sydney,
          1770-1850




      Nouvelle - Hollande. Gnoung-a- gnoung-a, mour-re-mour-ga (dit...
Mura Gadi




Image taken from National Library Australia Website
                                                      NA...
Talking Circle, kuril dhagun
                STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
Key Areas for Policy
           Development

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander library
        services and collection...
kuril dhagun




      STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
Indigenous Knowledge Centres
                STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
IKC Network (Queensland)




              STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
Indigenous Library and Knowledge Centre Network




                          NORTHERN TERRITORY LIBRARY
Keeping Culture Strong
             STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
Key Areas for Policy
           Development
Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders
  need to be involved in the dec...
2005-2006 Aboriginal Records
              Project




Image of Norman Tjakalyiri, Kate, Kunmanara Taylor, Denise,
 Suzy, ...
Uluru Project




Image of Reggie Uluru used with permission from the State Library of South Australia


                 ...
Key Areas for Policy
         Development
 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
employment and training across the librar...
Annual Community Officers Forum
   (Darwin, September 2006)




                 NORTHERN TERRITORY LIBRARY
The Our Story Database (NT)




                 NORTHERN TERRITORY LIBRARY
Queensland Memory
Indigenous Digital Workshops




               STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
Key Areas for Policy
         Development

  Education and ongoing professional
development in Aboriginal and Torres Strai...
Creative Fellowships



), 2005




          Genevieve Grieves, Artist
          Picturing the Old People (video and audi...
Key Areas for Policy
          Development
Australian Indigenous knowledge, intellectual
   and cultural property rights, ...
National Library of Australia
           Pitjantjatjara Elders




    Craig Mackenzie- Pitjantjatjara Elders visit, counc...
National Library of Australia
 Pitjantjatjara Elders visit




     Craig Mackenzie- Pitjantjatjara Elders visit, council ...
Protocols for Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Collections
Key Areas for Policy
           Development
Monitoring, reporting, and sharing progress
    against policy objectives are ...
Te Rōpū Whakahau
Māori in Libraries and Information Management



     2008 PRESIDENTIAL CITATION
   FOR INTERNATIONAL INN...
2007 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in
      Public Sector Management

    State Library of Queensland’s
     Indigenous ...
Challenges
• Geographical distances
• Funding opportunities
• Establishing relationships, partnerships and
  connections w...
Collaborative Projects




  Image taken from State Library of Western Australia Website




 13 February 2008
Project Recognition

UNESCO AUSTRALIAN MEMORY OF THE WORLD
              REGISTER




           Image taken from the Aust...
The Way Forward
The Way Forward
Developing partnerships and
    collaborative projects
The Way Forward
• Developing partnerships and
  collaborative projects
• Investing in program and project
  delivery
•   F...
The Way Forward
Many commendable programs and
  initiatives have already been
implemented throughout Australia
NSLA IWG ALIA Presentation Sept 08
NSLA IWG ALIA Presentation Sept 08
NSLA IWG ALIA Presentation Sept 08
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NSLA IWG ALIA Presentation Sept 08

  1. 1. The Way Forward: Implementing the National Policy Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library Services and Collections National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) Robert Barty Executive Manager, Indigenous Library Services State Library of Queensland
  2. 2. Core Principles Relevance Legitimacy Currency
  3. 3. Key Areas for Policy Development Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders are the first people and Traditional Owners of Australia.
  4. 4. Queensland Indigenous Language Project STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
  5. 5. Eora: Mapping Original Sydney, 1770-1850 Nouvelle - Hollande. Gnoung-a- gnoung-a, mour-re-mour-ga (dit Collins.) by Barthelemy Roger (1767-1841) after Nicolas-Martin Petit (1777-1804). STATE LIBRARY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
  6. 6. Mura Gadi Image taken from National Library Australia Website NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
  7. 7. Talking Circle, kuril dhagun STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
  8. 8. Key Areas for Policy Development Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander library services and collections are a fundamental part of core business
  9. 9. kuril dhagun STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
  10. 10. Indigenous Knowledge Centres STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
  11. 11. IKC Network (Queensland) STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
  12. 12. Indigenous Library and Knowledge Centre Network NORTHERN TERRITORY LIBRARY
  13. 13. Keeping Culture Strong STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
  14. 14. Key Areas for Policy Development Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders need to be involved in the decision-making processes, at all levels, to achieve informed and appropriate directions and agendas across the library and information sector.
  15. 15. 2005-2006 Aboriginal Records Project Image of Norman Tjakalyiri, Kate, Kunmanara Taylor, Denise, Suzy, Reggie Uluru, Harry Wilson used with permission from the State Library of South Australia STATE LIBRARY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
  16. 16. Uluru Project Image of Reggie Uluru used with permission from the State Library of South Australia STATE LIBRARY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
  17. 17. Key Areas for Policy Development Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and training across the library and information sector are vital elements to achieve services of relevance to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders.
  18. 18. Annual Community Officers Forum (Darwin, September 2006) NORTHERN TERRITORY LIBRARY
  19. 19. The Our Story Database (NT) NORTHERN TERRITORY LIBRARY
  20. 20. Queensland Memory Indigenous Digital Workshops STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
  21. 21. Key Areas for Policy Development Education and ongoing professional development in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander information issues are important development areas for the library profession generally and new scholarship on libraries and Indigenous Knowledge particularly.
  22. 22. Creative Fellowships ), 2005 Genevieve Grieves, Artist Picturing the Old People (video and audio installation)
  23. 23. Key Areas for Policy Development Australian Indigenous knowledge, intellectual and cultural property rights, and protocols are components fundamental to developing collections and services that are respectful of the public and private dimensions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander materials.
  24. 24. National Library of Australia Pitjantjatjara Elders Craig Mackenzie- Pitjantjatjara Elders visit, council room, 28th June 2007
  25. 25. National Library of Australia Pitjantjatjara Elders visit Craig Mackenzie- Pitjantjatjara Elders visit, council room, 28th June 2007
  26. 26. Protocols for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections
  27. 27. Key Areas for Policy Development Monitoring, reporting, and sharing progress against policy objectives are essential if progressive measures are to be achieved across the library and information sector.
  28. 28. Te Rōpū Whakahau Māori in Libraries and Information Management 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CITATION FOR INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
  29. 29. 2007 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management State Library of Queensland’s Indigenous Library Services
  30. 30. Challenges • Geographical distances • Funding opportunities • Establishing relationships, partnerships and connections with community • Understanding Cultural Protocols and cultural difference • Availability of resources • Language and Literacy levels • Other social issues i.e. employment and training opportunities
  31. 31. Collaborative Projects Image taken from State Library of Western Australia Website 13 February 2008
  32. 32. Project Recognition UNESCO AUSTRALIAN MEMORY OF THE WORLD REGISTER Image taken from the Australian Memory of the World Website
  33. 33. The Way Forward
  34. 34. The Way Forward Developing partnerships and collaborative projects
  35. 35. The Way Forward • Developing partnerships and collaborative projects • Investing in program and project delivery • Facing the challenges of collecting, preserving and nurturing intangible heritage, living heritage of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders
  36. 36. The Way Forward Many commendable programs and initiatives have already been implemented throughout Australia

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