Archive for May, 2010

image1Call for papers

May 2010

The University of Melbourne Library is pleased to announce a new, annual, fully peer-reviewed scholarly publication: Grainger Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

See for more information.

Contributions are now sought for the first issue, which will be published at the time of the re-opening later in 2010 of the conserved and refurbished Grainger Museum, located on the Parkville Campus of the University of Melbourne (see ).

The scope of Grainger Studies is wide-ranging, and includes:

  • folk song and other aurally-transmitted musical traditions
  • the processes of music composition and improvisation
  • racial theories, of people and music
  • music education
  • piano pedagogy and performance
  • ‘free’, electronic and experimental music
  • community music-making
  • pre-Bach music and its performance
  • Australia’s musical development
  • the music of Australia’s neighbours including South-East Asia and the Pacific
  • the music of England and other English-speaking countries
  • clothing design and reform
  • architecture
  • museums and collecting
  • the languages, art and culture of Scandinavia
  • Anglo-Saxon language, history and culture
  • language development and reform
  • vegetarianism, health, sexuality and body image.

Scholars, advanced post-graduate students, museum curators and researchers in the above fields are encouraged to submit articles of up to 5,000 words in length.  Longer contributions will be considered on merit.  The style guide for authors is available at

Contributions received by Friday 18 June 2010 may be considered for inclusion in the first issue.

Authors with ideas or suggestions for contributions are encouraged to contact one or both of the editors:

Dr David Pear in London or Dr Belinda Nemec in Melbourne

Zanele and Oarabile

Zanele and Oarabile

DISA hosted another two-week internship training programme that was attended by two interns from Botswana. The interns were Oarabile Rakgamanyane, an archivist from the Archives Unit at the University of Botswana who is also responsible for the Institutional Repository and Zanele Hadebe, senior librarian at the Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre (HOORC) based in Maun. Their motivation for attending this training was inspired by the need to set up digital libraries within their respective units.  Zanele had some experience of digitisation by being involved in digitising maps and slides at the HOORC Centre.

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