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Vicki McDonald AM, State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer and Margaret Warren, Director, Content Management, State Library of Queensland
Opening keynote – From food to buildings and beyond: what happens when a library opens its digital collections to human-computer collaboration
Mauricio Giraldo, Colombia
Plans, potentials and pitfalls of collections as data
Panel discussion with Dr Sara King, AARNet; Duncan Loxton, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Data Archive; Alison Dellit, National Library of Australia and Mauricio Giraldo
Morning tea sponsored by OCLC
Lightning talks: transparency and trust
Technology, ethics, culture and collaboration when working with collections as data.
Amanda Healy, Ex Libris – Data is All Around Us
In an era of innovation and technology, data is created and collected in every possible way. During the lightning talk session, Ex Libris will explore how different technology and solutions can leverage data to innovate and to integrate it into our day-to-day work.
Professor Michael Haugh, University of Queensland – Cultural and social data analytics
Michael will outline work on cultural and social data analytics being developed in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Queensland, with a particular focus on efforts to enable researchers to gain new skills in data transformation, data mining and data visualisation.
Dr Sara King, AARNet – Electric boots and mohair suits: AARNet and GLAM
GLAM collections have long held our physical cultural objects for access and preservation, but increasingly these objects are digital. AARNet supports cultural heritage institutions in the digital era and is participating in a range of innovative and groundbreaking projects across the sector.
More than digital: working with Indigenous research data and Indigenous knowledge at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive
Duncan Loxton, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Data Archive
Curator’s tour of Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages exhibition
Des Crump, Coordinator, Indigenous Languages, State Library of Queensland
Lightning talks: from data to meaning
Dr Geoff Hinchcliffe and Assoc. Prof. Mitchell Whitelaw – The Corley collection explorer
Ashley Dennis-Henderson – Not all data is created equal: analysing Australia's WW1 diaries
Des Crump – Reviving Indigenous languages through data
Dr Kerry Raymond – Machine generating Wikipedia content
Kirsten Wright – Find & Connect map of children’s homes
Seth Ellis – Cataloguing historical sound
Rachel Merrick – Stewarding data-rich collections for use and re-use
Closing Keynote – The forest and the trees: insights discovered while creating We Are Here: An Atlas of Aotearoa
Chris McDowall, New Zealand
End of symposium
Join us on Friday 6 March 2020 at State Library.