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In the year of Digital Futures at SLQ, world-renowned British mathematician and open access campaigner Sir Timothy Gowers came to SLQ during his whirlwind tour of Brisbane.
Sir Timothy Gowers is professor of mathematics at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of the Royal Society (UK), and recipient of the Fields Medal, Sylvester Medal of the Royal Society of London and the De Morgan Medal of the University of Cambridge.
Sir Timothy also campaigns against publishing houses (specifically Elsevier) monopolising access to academic journals and restricting the free exchange of information. The boycott, known as The Cost of Knowledge, was initiated by Sir Timothy in 2012 with the support of thousands of academics around the world.
In this audio recording, Sir Timothy discusses the role libraries play in access to knowledge, the Open Access agenda and the digitisation of information in the age of digital citizenship.
The event was held:
Date: Thursday 29 June, 2017
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland
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In the second Game Changers conversation for 2017 meet Dr Catherine Ball.
A renowned environmental scientist with business credentials to match, Dr Catherine Ball’s breakthrough work focused on sending unmanned aerial vehicles to remote areas of coastline to observe endangered turtle colonies. Since winning Telstra’s Queensland Business Woman of the Year, Catherine has advocated for diversity in all spheres of work and life.
This event is part of the 2017 Game Changers series, facilitated by Ray Weekes, Chairman of The CEO Institute.
Date: Thu 29 Jun 2017, 6:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
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The 1967 Referendum changed the Australian constitution, with record breaking ‘yes’ vote to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the census for the first time. On the 50th anniversary of the Referendum, join us at SLQ to reflect on its historic and contemporary significance, enjoy inspired talks, and engage in lively conversation.
Dr Chelsea Bond is a Munanjali and South Sea Islander woman and Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit and an affiliate member of UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. Chelsea has almost 20 years’ experience working to improve Indigenous health in the south east Queensland region as a community health worker and health researcher.
Date: Sat 27 May 2017, 10am
Venue: SLQ Auditorium, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding 50 Years and Counting: Keynote speech by Dr Chelsea Bond.
Date: Wed 24 May 2017
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Queenslanders in Conversation: The future of work - is capitalism dead?.
The first Game Changers conversation for 2017 showcased the intelligence and entrepreneurial skill of Queensland business leader Wayne Gerard, CEO of RedEye Apps — a tech start-up leading new ways of managing, sharing and storing engineering drawings and data in the mining, oil and gas, utilities and infrastructure industries globally. Wayne’s driving passion has helped establish Queensland as a world leader in the innovation of technology solutions.
In June 2015, Wayne was the first start-up entrepreneur to be appointed to the Queensland Premier’s Business Advisory Committee and was also awarded the 2015 Queensland Entrepreneur of the Year Pearcey Award.
Game Changers is a Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by SLQ, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation. The Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame celebrates, records and retells the stories of outstanding Queensland business leaders and their contributions to our state.
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When: Wed 27 Apr 2017, 6:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Game Changers: in conversation with Wayne Gerard.