The #cookingforcopyright Movement (or, How librarians are actually awesome)

I’m studying a Masters of Info Science with a major in Library Practice (with the eventual aim of becoming a librarian or related information professional). Librarians tend to be stereotyped as boring, quiet, rules-stickler women (usually with a bun, glasses, and pursed lips). Actually, they’re delightfully subversive and not at all boring.

Cooking for Copyright is an initiative of ALIA FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources) to push for copyright reform. From the website:

FAIR is campaigning for copyright law reform – it’s long overdue – and right now we’re focused on one thing in particular, the fact that in Australia, while copyright is limited to 70 years after the death of the creator for published works, for unpublished works copyright lasts forever.

The idea is to cook an old, unpublished recipe and send your images to the Cooking for Copyright Facebook page or tweet with the hashtag #cookingforcopyright.

I baked the Raspberry Shortcake. There are plenty of other recipes on the website. Photos need to be up by August 7, so get cracking! I mean, cooking!

Looks a bit like the world's biggest iced vo-vo

Looks a bit like the world’s biggest iced vo-vo

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