Volunteers in Australian Archives

hands-people-woman-workingWhy do volunteers choose to contribute thousands of unpaid hours per week to Australian archives? This paper presents the results of a nationwide web survey that provides insight into the demographics, motivations, and experiences of volunteers in Australian archives.

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2016: The Pact that Proves the Value of New Professionals

hotairballoon.jpegBeing a new archival professional is terrifying. You are scaredĀ of stepping on toes, of being viewed as competition, of making a fool of yourself. Often this means that we hesitate to step out of our comfort zones.

Unless of course, you make a pact with a colleague…

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