When all I want to do is share, but I can’t.
Some friends of mine recently gifted me several past editions of the Playcentre Journal to help me in my role as editor.
I jumped up and down with excitement and couldn’t wait to read the issues I had never seen.
There were cartoons about best practice, centre spreads about each of the areas of play. Discussions on the differences between Playcentre and the usual preschool/daycare/kindergarten scenario. Articles about the New Zealand Playcentre Federation’s (NZPF) bicultural journey and our dedication to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
They are a wealth of information and resources, and sincerely, all I want to do is share!!
For some of the information, it will be easy enough to use the historical article as a starting off point and create an updated version. For other information, obtaining permission to reprint is probably a mere formality.
What to do with the rest?
My first reaction was to scan and post them on Facebook. In fact, I did scan one page and post it before I really thought of the implications. For there ARE implications. Pictures loaded to Facebook become Facebook’s legal property. That’s an issue, because all this material technically belongs to NZPF, and I don’t have permission to post it online. Then there’s copyright issues, copy and paste issues, all that fun stuff.
So my scanner is quiet.
And yet, there is a large Playcentre population on Facebook, that would use this information as springboards to fantastic things.
A conundrum. I want to share, but cannot!