Changing libraries

Electronic Game - Sunwing UFO, Source: Museum Victoria, Copyright Museum Victoria

Save the Game.

August 12, 2016

Changing libraries:

Videogames have a preservation issue. The perpetual and profitable march ‘forward’ by technology renders videogames obsolete within years of their release.

Alligator North Australia, ca. 1900-ca. 1914, H91.93/112

Long-term thinking for your born digital legacy

August 11, 2016

Changing libraries:

Recently my attention was captured by the clickbaity headline, “The couple who rescued their iPhone from the jaws of an ALLIGATOR to save their photos of their ten-month-old son”, because it’s a great starting point for thinking about personal digital archiving.

My life and digital preservation

My life and digital preservation

August 11, 2016

Changing libraries:

Over time, digital preservation has moved from a preoccupation with physical objects which embodied digital files, to online digital content.

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 …

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.

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.

Designing a new service model

Designing a new service model

November 27, 2014

Changing libraries:

State Library Victoria is part way through redesigning its services around its visitors needs. In this four-part series, Justine Hyde, Director of Library Services & Experience takes us on the… Read More ›

Libraries & technology – a question of relevance

Libraries & technology – a question of relevance

November 27, 2014

Changing libraries:

The “future relevance” of libraries and the impact of technology as a solution in itself is especially topical right now. Interestingly, the conversation seems to be primarily the domain of… Read More ›