Archive for August, 2016

Game-changer: Collecting born-digital manuscripts

Game-changer: Collecting born-digital manuscripts

August 10, 2016

Changing libraries:

Collecting born-digital manuscripts poses some exciting challenges for the Library’s Manuscripts Collection. Here, Dr Kevin Molloy reveals how this type of material is a game-changer for collecting institutions and peoples’ own personal records.

Pandora: Australia’s web archive

Pandora: Australia’s web archive

August 10, 2016

Changing libraries:

PANDORA always takes some explaining. You collect online publications? You mean websites? Aren’t they out there and freely available anyway? Doesn’t the Internet Archive already do that? And why does it need you, couldn’t you just get some software to do it? Well …

State Library Victoria announces summer exhibition celebrating 40 years of Triple R

State Library Victoria announces summer exhibition celebrating 40 years of Triple R

August 9, 2016

News:

Opening Friday 18 November ‘ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR’ is the first-ever exhibition showcasing Australia’s most successful community radio station.

Mr. W. MacDougall chief Air Observer & Miss J. Grahame spotting, 1942, H99.201/3015

It’s research, Jim, but not as we know it!

August 8, 2016

Changing libraries:

The digital revolution has profoundly affected research. It has enabled a massive growth in the volume of data collected and enabled new ways for non-researchers to be involved through collecting and analysing data. Maybe you’ve heard of the “data tsumani” – a big wave of big data – that is headed our way. In fact, it has well and truly arrived.

Poetry of the pongo

Poetry of the pongo

August 8, 2016

Such was life, War:

‘Pongo’ was a term used by Australian troops in World War One to refer to the common foot soldier of the infantry battalions. The songs, stories, art and verses of the pongos tells us much about the Australian soldiers who fought in the Great War.

Digital forensics at galleries, libraries, archives and museums

Digital forensics at galleries, libraries, archives and museums

August 8, 2016

Changing libraries:

A rapidly growing body of materials with significant cultural value are “born digital.” Galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) are increasingly called upon to move born-digital materials that are stored on removable media (e.g. floppy disks, flash drives, CD-ROMs, hard drives) into more sustainable preservation environments.

Born Digital 2016: libraries launch inaugural digital preservation week and mark 25 years of life on the web

Born Digital 2016: libraries launch inaugural digital preservation week and mark 25 years of life on the web

August 8, 2016

News:

Libraries across Australia and New Zealand launch Born Digital 2016 this week (8-12 August), the inaugural digital preservation week – raising awareness of the importance of preserving digital content for the public good and as a record of 21st century history.

New Sights & Sounds: Molly, Warhol, Vertigo, Hamilton, Winter Classics, & more

New Sights & Sounds: Molly, Warhol, Vertigo, Hamilton, Winter Classics, & more

August 5, 2016

Arts, Music:

Some great new arrivals include latest releases and favourite titles in pop, rock, film soundtracks, opera, classical, musical theatre and the visual arts, on CD, DVD and online database. Molly : music from television mini-series soundtrack by various… Read More ›