Multiple Knowledge Systems and Standardised Classification Systems – The Guidelines for First Nations Collection Description
Creative Director and Cultural Advisor
*Photographer Credit – © Mauro Palmieri
Tui Raven, Yamaji Nyngar is Senior Manager Indigenous Programs, Deakin Library and operates a sole trader business that specialises in Aboriginal cultural advising, research, project management, and art curating. In 2023 Tui published the Guidelines for First Nations Collection Description for the Australian library, and as collaboration between five organisations: the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA), National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA), the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and CAVAL. From 2020 to 2022, Tui worked on The First Inventors documentary as a remote and on-Country advisor, associate producer, and on-screen investigator. Tui’s interest in reparative description comes from working at the State Library of Western Australia – in her roles as an Indigenous Literacy Officer and as Project Coordinator for the From Another View project, a reimagining of exploration history from Aboriginal perspectives and knowledge systems.