The Working Group for the ANZSI campaign – Sherrey Quinn, Denene Cavanagh and Madeleine Davis have begun promotion activities in earnest. Artwork for the ANZSI website, social media – Facebook (@ANZSocietyIndexers) and Twitter (@ANZSI_indexers) – and print advertising has been finalised. So far, approximately 28 block advertisements have been placed in various newsletters and journals.
Activities planned for 29 March, or weeks preceding the date, include:
Canberra Region Indexers are having a photo taken in front of the public artwork by Keld Moseholm ‘On the staircase’, at the Gorman House arts precinct. The sculpture depicts four small men climbing a staircase, reading books. The sculpture has a philosophical aspect by reflecting on the effect of reading on the spirit.
Indexers SA are planning a photo shoot in front of the Old Colonials, a mosaic of early SA settlers, at the State Library of South Australia. Janet Wilkinson, who works at the Library, has prepared an index to the colonials featured in the mosaic and will also feature in the photo.
Melbourne Indexers are finalising a photo shoot in front of a giant index on the wall of the National Gallery of Victoria. Yes, the NGV has installed a giant version of the index to their Triennial Exhibition publication! The photo opportunity is being timed to coincide with the weekend of the Melbourne Art Book Fair, also at the NGV.
NSW Indexers are progressing with an ANZSI National Indexing Day wine labelling effort and are liaising re a group photo shoot at the City of Sydney Library – Customs House, Circular Quay location.
In addition, Mary Coe and Madeleine Davis have been invited by the School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, to give a joint presentation to an online session for students undertaking the Metadata for Resource Discovery course , on or around 29 March. They have about 100 students and the session is recorded for those who cannot attend.
Similarly , Mary and Madeleine are hoping to give a face-to-face presentation to Sydney University of Technology, Information Technology students.
Gleebooks, in Blackheath, Blue Mountains, has agreed to a photo in front of their window displaying the ANZSI NID media release when it is available.
Finally, ANZSI has been invited to participate in a podcast about writer/indexers at the end of February, run by the Australian Writers Centre, The AWC has also welcomed the suggestion of a Q&A on indexing for their blog, at a later date.