Jonathan Barrett is the Senior Digital Producer of the Defining Moments Digital Classroom at the National Museum of Australia. He will be speaking about this content-rich, immersive and fully interactive history education resource website. Jonathan is responsible for the development, information architecture, content and interactivity of this exciting new website.
Anita Beck is an Exhibition Content Manager at Questacon. She will be speaking about Questacon’s latest exhibition: Born or Built? Our Robotic Future. The exhibition uses digital kiosks to poll visitors on their opinions regarding technology’s impact on society. These digital tools have deepened audience engagement with the topic and has provided us with a fantastic insight into the public opinion of technology in our lives.
Cheney Brew is a communications specialist for the National Library of Australia’s discovery service, Trove. She will speak about new initiatives to increase access to Trove, encouraging wide understanding of, and engagement with, a diverse range of online collections.
Mark Denbow and Cameron Burns
Mark Denbow is the Director of Collection Preservation and Digitisation at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. He is joined by AIATSIS Senior Audio Technician Cameron Burns. Together they will talk about their preservation work on 1,200 magnetic strip cards in their collection which contain words and phrases used in the critically endangered Miriwoong language from the East Kimberley region.
Craig Dingwall and Simon Drake
The NFSA's Digital Archive Colourist Craig Dingwall and Collection Reference Coordinator Simon Drake present their efforts to digitise and colourise archival footage to create the hit SBS documentary series Australia In Colour. Produced by Jo-anne McGowan and Jennifer Peedom, the landmark series was recently nominated for an AACTA award for Best Documentary or Factual Program.
Rachel Fensham and Jenny Fewster
Rachel Fensham, Chief Investigator and Jenny Fewster, Project Manager for AusStage, the national live performing arts database. As the world’s largest digital database for live performance research, AusStage is uniquely placed to develop systems to meet the needs of a diverse range of stakeholders and user groups. This lightning talk will demonstrate some of the systems that AusStage has already developed, with a focus on our geospatial capabilities, using the Circuit Mapping Tool as an example.
Que Minh Luu
Que Minh Luu is Executive Producer, Drama, Comedy and Indigenous at the ABC. She will present Content, an ABC comedy filmed in vertical format, breaking new ground with a story told from the perspective of a smartphone screen which speaks to the relationship we have with our devices.
Matt Ravier is the Chief Experience Officer at the National Film and Sound Archive. He will be speaking about a new interactive trivia game developed using the archive’s rich audiovisual collection, and its uses in residential care with older Australians suffering from memory loss.
Teressa Ward is the Assistant Director-General, Digital Archive Taskforce at the National Archives of Australia (NAA). In this Lightning Talk, Teressa will discuss the work of the NAA in transitioning to a ‘digital archive by default’, as well as how the NAA envisages its future role in the digital world. The NAA is taking the opportunity to refocus and rethink its business, and digital archiving – from record creation in agencies to public access to digital records – is the driver of that change.