Library attends NAIDOC Week workshop focussed on custodianship of knowledge and data

6 July 2016

This week is NAIDOC Week, a week where we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.

And to celebrate this year’s theme, Songlines: The living narrative of our nation, the ANU Library participated in a small invitation-only workshop convened by Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver, Pro-Vice Chancellor Engagement and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Leadership at Western Sydney University.

The workshop, Honouring Our Songlines: Research Data and the Living Narrative, focused on the evolving technological landscape in relation to data and concerns regarding the custodianship of knowledge and data relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. 

ANU University Librarian, Roxanne Missingham, who attended the workshop said that “it started a conversation about the ways we as institutions can move forward and develop a framework and guidelines for appropriate practice.”

There are many ways you can support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, including attending official NAIDOC Week events being held across Canberra, as well as immersing yourself in the ANU Library’s collection. We recommend viewing the Indigenous Studies online guide or searching the Library collection and borrowing a book  or watching a movie about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history