MEDIA RELEASE

28 August 2017

Cultural leaders gather to discuss The User Experience

Who is using the world’s digital cultural collections, and how can we improve their experience? This is one of the questions that leading Australian and international cultural institutions will discuss at the 2017 Digital Directions conference in Canberra, on Thursday 19 October.

For the third consecutive year, Digital Directions will bring together thought leaders, policy makers and key players in the GLAM (gallery, library, archive, museum) sector to work through the big picture issues surrounding the digitisation of cultural collections.

Incoming NFSA CEO and keynote speaker Jan Müller said: ‘In our fast-moving and increasingly digital world, the concerted effort to preserve and share our information and knowledge is more important than ever. Access and use should be a collective focus; designing an outstanding user experience is key.’

Delegates will hear from experts from diverse institutions such as the National Archives of Australia, the National Library of Australia, Microsoft, GovHack, DigitalNZ, the University of New South Wales, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Australian Network for Art and Technology and the Strehlow Research Centre. The full program is available on this website.

Focusing on The User Experience, speakers and panellists will discuss how collecting institutions can better facilitate access to the educators, researchers and creators served by the GLAM sector. They will also showcase the institutional innovators in user-centric research and design.

Tickets are now available and can be purchased online.

Digital Directions: The User Experience is delivered in partnership with the National Archives of Australia and the National Library of Australia.

For more information, including interviews, please contact Miguel Gonzalez, Manager National Media, (02) 8202 0114, 0404 281 632, or Miguel.gonzalez [at] nfsa.gov.au