Turning Digital: delights, dangers & drama

State Library of New South Wales, Sydney.
A free seminar & tour for the GLAM sector


Friday 26 June 2015
10.00 am to 3.30 pm
Metcalfe Auditorium, Ground Floor, Macquarie Wing, State Library of New South Wales
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Galleries, libraries, archives and museums (the GLAM sector) — locally and globally — are embracing the possibilities of the digital. This seminar will showcase the opportunities and challenges of turning our collections digital.

How can we collaborate more effectively and build online spaces that encourage research, engagement and creativity?

Keynote presentation: Rachel L Frick, Director of Business Development at the Digital Public Library of America, will share her organisation’s innovative model for a sustainable virtual library. 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.

Discussion panel: Chaired by historian and broadcaster Dr Kate Evans, the panel will discuss ‘Being the digital change within’. Learn from people from four diverse organisations:
• Rachel L Frick, Director of Business Development, Digital Public Library of America
• Timothy Hart, Director, Public Engagement, Museum Victoria
• Shaun Rohrlach, Director Access Programs, National Archives of Australia
• Kirsten Thorpe, Manager Indigenous Services, State Library of NSW

Behind-the-scenes tour: A tour of the State Library’s conservation and imaging labs will address all stages of the digitisation life cycle: building the business case, selection and preparation of material, imaging, quality assurance and access.

If you would like more information please contact Louise Denoon at the State Library: louise.denoon@sl.nsw.gov.au or (02) 9273 1735.

Rachel Frick’s participation made possible by the LODLAM 2015 Summit sponsors.