Digital Collections Catalyst in Residence

Applications for the Digital Collections Catalyst in Residence now open

Deadline extended to Friday 10 April

In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the application deadline and original requirements around delivery timeframe and onsite work at State Library are now changed.

Unable to work onsite at State Library? Have an idea that can’t be delivered in 3 months? Applications for the Digital Collections Catalyst in Residence to work remotely or in time frames beyond three months will now be considered by the judging panel.

All applications must be submitted by 5:00PM Friday 10 April 2020. The application form and guidelines for entry are updated accordingly.

State Library is now inviting Expressions of Interest for the inaugural Digital Collections Catalyst in Residence. To apply, please complete the application form and submit to CollectionsAsData@slq.qld.gov.au. For more information about the residency, the requirements of the Catalyst, and how to apply, please see the Guidelines for Entry below. All applications must be submitted by 5:00PM Friday 10 April 2020.

The Digital Collections Catalyst in Residence aims to attract developers and creatives to support innovative and creative uses of our digital collections and collections data. We are interested in highly creative and experimental ideas that bring together technology with cultural heritage to inspire Queenslanders through State Library collections.

The successful applicant will receive a bursary of $15,000 to deliver the digital experience in collaboration with State Library’s Digital Library Initiatives team.

For more information please read the Guidelines for Entry. For any additional queries, email CollectionsAsData@slq.qld.gov.au or call the Coordinator, Digital Library Initiatives at 07 3840 7762.

Requirements and outcomes for the digital experience

The digital experience may include, but is not limited to: data visualisation, geospatial integration, textual analysis, curation interfaces, web services, computational methodologies, digital art, collection enrichment (transcription, etc.), community generated content, exhibitions, digital workflows, linked data prototypes, or interpretation tools for complex data.

Requirements for the resulting digital experience:

  • Digital interface
  • Use of State Library digital collections and/or datasets
  • Promotes innovation, partnerships, experimentation and/or creativity
  • Sustainable by the State Library after completion of the digital experience

Preferred outcomes for the resulting digital experience:

  • Online experience that can be implemented onsite at the State Library
  • Potential for adaptation by other institutions
  • Uses open-source and interoperable technologies
  • Presents perspectives of underrepresented content and stories
  • Operates under the FAIR data model
  • Responds to complex ethical issues inherent to reuse of cultural heritage data