Author Archives: davidwitteveen

About davidwitteveen

IT person. Zine Maker. Level 0 Library Nerd. Doctor Who fan.

Serendipity: a case study

I was trying to write a joke about astronomy yesterday, and ended up researching the ethics of marketing to teenagers. In library science, this is called serendipity: the accidental discovery of useful information while you were searching for something else. Continue reading

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MIDYEAR MILESTONES

I set myself three goals for 2022. In the last fortnight, I completed two of them: finishing my Masters degree and passing my probation at La Trobe University Library. Continue reading

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How to begin well…

I’ve been at La Trobre Library for 3.5 weeks now, and it’s been so hectic I haven’t really had time to think about how I’m starting this job. Continue reading

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New Year, New Job

After 4 years with OCLC, I’ll be starting a new job at La Trobe University Library in February 2022. It’s exciting. But also terrifying. And a little bit sad. Continue reading

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Book Guardians

I was going to write about bysteander intervention in libraries. But my heart isn’t in it, so have a charming documentary about Reykjavík librry instead. Continue reading

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AI flashcard, robot bosses, and a museum in your home.

Some freeform blogging. Some bits and pieces, mostly. I’m currently knee-deep in uni work and assignments. I used to roll my eyes at RMIT’s Information Management course being part of their School of Business, and the business subjects that were … Continue reading

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Emerging trends in academic libraries. By which I mean: puppies.

I’m back to my Masters degree in a couple of weeks, after taking a year off. I didn’t plan to take a year off. Actually, I was planning to finish my Masters last year. After a rocky year in 2019 … Continue reading

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RUNNING ZERO-PREP RPG SESSIONS

I haven’t updated this blog since February. And this post has nothing to do with libraries. 2020 was not a good year.  I spent most of it in lockdown because of the pandemic. I was separated from my partner for … Continue reading

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Uni returns next week…

Uni starts next week. I’ve doubled my study load to try and finish my Masters this year. Here’s hoping I survive. Continue reading

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My placement with the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project

I spent three weeks in Glasgow, doing my uni placement with the Unlocking Our Sound heritage project. I learnt more than I expected… Continue reading

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