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Metcalfe Auditorium

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A FREE digitisation seminar and tour for the GLAM sector

Museums, galleries, archives and libraries, locally and globally are embracing the possibilities of the digital. This seminar will showcase the opportunities and challenges of turning our collections digital, collaborating more effectively and building online spaces as platforms for research, engagement and creativity. Come and share your experiences and join the conversation.

Friday 26 June 2015
10 am – 3.30 pm
Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW

9.30 – 9.45 am Welcome and introductions

9.45 – 10.45 am Keynote presentation by Rachel L Frick,
Digital Public Library of America

Morning tea (provided)

11.15 am – 1 pm Panel discussion chaired by Dr Kate Evans

Lunch break (lunch not provided)

2 – 3.30 pm Behind-the-scenes digitisation tour

In her keynote presentation, Rachel L Frick, Director of Business Development at the Digital Public Library of America, will showcase her organisation’s innovative model for developing a sustainable virtual library of American history. Rachel will explore some of the fundamental questions — such as ‘Why digitise?’ — and demonstrate creative, unexpected uses of digital content. She will also discuss some of roadblocks, and look to what’s emerging on the horizon.

The panel, chaired by historian and broadcaster Dr Kate Evans, will discuss ‘Advocating for and being the digital change within. Learn from people from four diverse organisations about their approach to the digital:

Keynote presentation:

Rachel L. Frick

Director of Business Development at Digital Public Library of America

To showcase the work of the Digital Public Library of America – an innovative model developing a sustainable and virtual library of America history. Rachel will explore – some of the fundamental questions – such as why digitise, creative and unexpected activity based on the content as well as some of roadblock faced by the sector. Rachel will also look to the future, what is emerging on the horizon and the potential for linking our collections.

Panel discussion - Advocating for and being the digital change within collecting and cultural organisations learn from three diverse institutions about the work they are undertaking and approach to the digital.

The panel, chaired by historian and broadcaster Dr Kate Evans, will discuss ‘Advocating for and being the digital change within’ . Learn from people from four diverse organisations about their approach to the digital:

  • Shaun Rohrlach, Director Access Programs, National Archives of Australia
  • Timothy Hart, Director, Public Engagement, Museum Victoria
  • Kirsten Thorpe, Manager Indigenous Services, State Library of NSW
  • Rachel L Frick, Director of Business Development, Digital Public Library of America


Free event
The behind-the-scenes tour of the State Library’s digitisation labs will address all stages of the digitisation life cycle: building the business case, selection and preparation of material, imaging, quality assurance and access. Examples from the collection will be used to demonstrate the challenges of digitising heritage material.

Bookings essential

Presented in association with Museum and Gallery Services NSW.

Join the conversation @StatelibraryNSW @MGSNSW #digiGLAM

Audience:

Custodians of Collections:

  • SLNSW staff
  • NSLA libraries
  • Public Libraries
  • Historical societies
  • University libraries and museums
  • Government Archives
  • Community Archives ie Church records
  • Community Museums
  • Art Galleries
  • Digital creatives– including artists, digital humanities

Night view of side of Mitchell Wing, State Library of NSW


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Sydney, NSW 2000

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