History in the Making

Here on the blog over the last few weeks, I’ve been highlighting adventures from my road trip through Australia’s red centre. So far I’ve shared photos from my first ever trip to Uluru and Kata Tjuta , followed by the drive out of Alice Springs along the West MacDonnell Range

But this week, we’re taking a break from travel, as my attention has been taken by an Annual Report that came through my letter box yesterday.

An Annual Report?  I hear you utter.

Yes, and when you look below you may see why…

Western Australia pictorial map

It’s not often that I (or for that matter, you) see a Journey Jottings map gracing the cover of an annual company report (other than our own!). But, as part of our corporate social responsibility, Journey Jottings is a partner to the ‘Our Page in History’ project and is permitting the use of our pictorial map of Western Australia as part of our contribution to its on-going success :)

The W.A. State Library Foundation was created a little over two years ago (mid 2009) and supports a variety of projects (this year includes activities around the National Year of Reading 2012)

The Executive Director, Bronwyn Lewis approached me regarding the use of Journey Jottings Australia map as the basis to their on-line Our Page in History project.

Our Page in History collects Western Australian history and also captures what life looks like today for future generations.”

Our Page in History Australia Map

Click on the image to see the book come to life :)

“Our Page in History is an interactive web based project encouraging indviduals, families, groups and businesses to record their histories by lodging their photos and stories on a digital platform. We want you to record and digitise your history through the creation of your own personal “Page” in history.”

The website was awarded a Highly Commended in the MAPDAs (Museums Australia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards, which celebrates excellence in design and communication in the museum and collections sector across Australia) in 2010.

And when launched in November 2009, the invitation to the launch party won the 2010 Museums Australia Publications and Design Award.

Museum Australia Award

At this stage the uploading of personal histories is confined to just WA based stories, however the long term plan is to roll out the project right across Australia so all states and territories can participate.

Journey Jottings pictorial map

It’s exciting to be a part of history in the making.

Also fun to be connected to a State Library initiative as we supply our Journey Jottings Map Journals and Mail-It Maps to so many of the State Library bookshops ~

The State Libraries run fabulous programmes and exhibitions.

Do you make the most of them?

 Tell me in the comments below…

Do you use your local library?

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12 thoughts on “History in the Making

  1. Great pick up Linda. Nice project to support and it must be a buzz to see your maps become interactive on the screen rather than interactive with a writing implement!

    Cheers

    Frank

  2. Oh My Goodness …. Awesomeness x 1000000000000
    I love your work, Linda and I love that others do too and are showing it off.

    So chuffed to see your creativity, and our country, getting used is such diverse ways.

  3. Congratulations on the well placed recognition and excellent use of your pictorial maps. They are so much fun to use. I finally hung 2 out of 3 Australian Aboriginal paintings I purchased and I love them. One more I still have to stretch. I decided I need to purchase frames for the 2 Journey Jottings Maps (I completed on my journey), to hang on the wall too. Your maps feel like personal, treasure maps of my journey’s highlights. I love them too. Thank you for helping me save and live with my memories.
    Susan Blakney

    • Thanks so much for sharing your experience of using our Map Journals -
      So exciting to hear how they’ve filled the bill and simply summarised your trip on a single sheet so eloquently -
      I love that you’re getting to “live with my memories” – That’s wonderful :)

  4. That is wonderful. I am so happy for you. It is a wonderful thing to be part of something so big and so well deserved. Your maps are fabulous. It is not wonder they have been used on this report. Congratulations.

    • Thank you Red!
      Being able to share my map in the bigger scheme of things is both a privilege and a pleasure ~
      Feels nearly as good as your 7 ½ minutes in paradise ;)

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