About me

Who are you?

My name is Alissa. Pleased to meet you!

What do you do?

I’m a librarian. I’m an archivist. I’m a metadata magician. I work in local history, making collections discoverable and accessible for all. It’s quite fun, really.

Why librarianship?

It seemed like a good idea at the time. And let’s be honest, being an astronaut was never going to work out.

What else interests you?

I have a keen interest in digital preservation, linked open data, historical computer networks, web archiving and much else besides. I’m also learning Scottish Gaelic on the side. Tha mi toilichte ur coinneachadh!

You don’t have comments enabled!

Yep, because life is too short to spend it in a comments section. Talk to me on Twitter instead!

Didn’t I see you in Trove that one time?

You might have done, yeah. This blog is archived by the National Library of Australia’s Pandora service, and is accessible here.

Where can I contact you?

As well as Twitter, you can reach me by email at hello AT lissertations DOT net.

It’s worth noting that I blog in a purely personal capacity. My opinions here and elsewhere, which are mine alone, are licensed under CC-BY—feel free to take these opinions and use them however you like, so long as you credit me for them.