Thursday, April 30, 2009

First Mindil Beach Market of the year 2009

I attended with many thousands of others the first Mindil Beach Market of the year.
With this next image I also celebrate my 5,000th image uploaded to my Flickr album since 2004!(also my 564th blog entry to this blog)
Chung Wah Society Dragon and Lion dancers
Chung Wah Society Dragon and Lion dancers
Dragon and Lion Dancers Mindil  Beach Market
Belly Dancers Mindil Beach Market
Belly Dancers Mindil Beach Market
Belly Dancers Mindil Beach Market
Belly Dancers Mindil Beach Market
Living Statue Mindil Beach Market
Living Statues Mindil Beach Market
Living Statue Mindi Beach Market
Mindil Beach Market
Mindil Beach Market
Mindil Beach Market
Mindil Beach Market

Re-imaging Library Services Project

I attended this afternoon with other members of the Northern Territory library community, a talk at the Northern Territory Library, by Wendy Quihampton, Project Manager, National and State Libraries Australasia (NLSA)on the "Re-imaging Library Services Project"
She outlined the 10 projects:
There are ten projects within the NSLA Re-imagining Library Services Strategic Plan:
1. Do it now! - initiatives to improve services immediately
2. Open borders - opening up access to e-resources and services across our libraries
3. Virtual reference - integrating virtual reference as a core function, with a new business and resourcing model
4. Delivery - developing a standard service model for user-requested document supply
5. Community created content - identifying and implementing a framework and tool set for everyone to create and transform online content
6. Changing capability and culture - developing a framework for new work environments
7. Collaborative collections - delivering efficiencies through collaborative collecting
8. Flexible cataloguing - designing improved business processes for collection management
9. Scaling up digitisation - demonstrating the economic benefits of mass digitisation and defining best practice in management of digital collections
10. Connecting and discovering content - enhancing metadata and making collection holdings more visible and linked online.


Jo McGill and Wendy Quihampton
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Cathy Hilder, Jo McGill and Wendy Quihampton
Karen Conway with Kay Pisel

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Farewell from my Health Colleagues

I was given a nice card, a really good bottle of Henschke red wine from South Australia.
It is a Keyneton Estate Euphonium 2006
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Keyneton Estate Euphonium 2006
and a magazine cover mockup from the team at a lovely morning tea today

Sunday, April 26, 2009

International Food and Cultural Festival

There was an International Food and Cultural Festival tonight at the local Buddhist Temple in Leanyer.
Buddhist monks
Crowd at International Food and cultural festival
Chung Wah Dragon and Lion Dancers
I picked up James from his accommodation at the ANU campus near CDU and we had a meal and a couple of hours of talent and music which included Dragon and Lion Dancing from the Chung Wah Society, indigenous dancing from "One Mob, Different Country" and Irish Dancing.
Chung Wah Dragon and Lion Dancers
"One Mob, Different Country"
"One Mob, Different Country"
Irish Dancers

"One Mob, Different Country"

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Friday night at Robyn and Ian's house

Spent the night at Robyn and Ian’s house Troppo designed house.
Troppo House
Troppo House
They were delighted that I was able to locate a copy of “Troppo: Architecture for the Top End” in one of the local libraries.
Reading the book about the Troppo House
Robyn and Ian cooked a great Anzac Day breakfast for their guests... thanks!
This Green Tree frog was one of many about the place; another decided the roof of my car was a good place to sit:
Green Tree frog

Chloe liked her photo shoot

Whilst we waited for her mother to come home Chloe posed for me on the front lawn:
Chloe  Jean Coat
Chloe  Jean Coat
Chloe  Jean Coat

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

A pleasant Sunday afternoon

Robyn and Ian have just moved into this lovely Troppo home and we enjoyed several relaxed hours there on Sunday. The house was designed by the famous Troppo architect team as the "Rossetto House" in 1985
Troppo House
Troppo House
Robyn and  James @ Troppo House
Troppo House
Troppo House
Troppo House
Troppo House
Troppo House
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