Our new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources page highlights a selection of materials in our Library, focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and topics.
After the Library has rolled out and started the implementation of its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocols in 2021, we have adopted various cultural competent practices in the collection management, striving to provide a more ethical and diverse representation of knowledge and perspectives.
Leveraging our Library service platform’s collection discovery feature that enables users to navigate defined collections owned by our Library, we will be launching the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources collection to highlight some of the materials in our Library that are either by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, or cover Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander topics.
Users can sort the items within this collection either by “relevance,” “date-newest,” ‘date-oldest,” “title” and author. Although it is essentially a browse interface, the collection page also has a search function that matches users’ search queries against search fields, such as “title,” “author” and “subject”.
Launched as the Library’s first featured collection, the aim of this collection is to encourage engagement with the Library’s First Nations content and enhance their discoverability for great reach.
The Library not only acknowledges the need to respect and promote but also takes pride in our capacity to maintain this significant cultural collection. We understand the journey of curating this collection does not just end at its launch. Its development is truly a work in progress. So, please do let us know if there is any other material in our Library that should be included in this collection!