Alissa McCulloch, perhaps better known by her twitter handle @lissertations, is the most passionate and enthusiastic cataloguer you’ve ever met. She’s a new librarian with big dreams about the future of library metadata, and how it might be used to help people feel welcomed, supported and empowered by libraries. Alissa works to decolonise the GLAM sector and support the labour of library workers in times of austerity. Outside of libraries, Alissa can be found creating zines, cataloguing beer cans, and taking trams to nowhere. She blogs at lissertations.net.
In this episode we discuss:
- Cataloguing the Universe (ofc)
- Cataloguing and classifying board and tabletop games / Catalogue and Index
- MARC Must Die / Roy Tennant, 2002
- Violet Fox’s Cataloging Lab
- Another Word for ‘Illegal Alien’ at the Library of Congress: Contentious / NY Times, 2016
- The Revolution Will Not Be Standardized / Angela Galvan, VALA2018
- Never neutral: critical librarianship and technology / Meredith Farkas
- Passion of a Young Cataloger / Junli Diao
- Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves / Fobazi Ettarh
- Zine Union Catalog
- Sticky Institute Melbourne
Recommendations from Alissa:
- Check out Aussie GLAM bloggers on @AusGLAMBlogs, join the conversation on Twitter or start your own blog.
Visit the Turbitt & Duck Redbubble store to buy our merchandise!
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Sally & Amy