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Making Meaning: Collections as Data Symposium took place at State Library of Queensland on Friday 6 March 2020.
It was a day for digital innovators, featuring influential and challenging speakers from the research, government, digital humanities and GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sectors.
Coinciding with Open Data Day 2020, the symposium aimed to raise awareness of the potential of collections as data and build a community of practice in Australia.
Welcome and panel discussion
Opening keynote - Mauricio Giraldo
Lightning talks: Part one
Sponsor's talk and curator's tour of Spoken
Lightning talks: Part two
Closing keynote: Chris McDowall
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Identify buildings on maps and train computers to recognise shapes on atlases.
Explore and contribute to over 61,000 mapped photos of Queensland houses.
Search and display engine for visual artworks powered by Wikidata and Wikimedia.
Visualise the hidden histories of race and privilege in Minneapolis.
Resample archival recordings as electronic music.
Identify visual trends in advertisements in Dutch historical newspapers.
Find key topics and terms in any text, then find similar content in JSTOR.
Investigate historical events, characters and places from NSW.
See what people are using from our collections in real-time.