NFSA Digital Directions 2019 – The future of digital culture

On November 14 – 15, 2019 I attended the 5th annual Digital Directions symposium ‘The future of digital culture’ 2-day symposium hosted by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) Canberra. International and Australian specialists working with cultural collections, digital technologies and interactive experiences contributed knowledge and spoke about some extraordinary projects. A pre-symposium Digital Preservation … More NFSA Digital Directions 2019 – The future of digital culture

“A breath of fresh air in more ways than one” Inspirations from the National Digital Forum, NZ 2019

From the 18 to 24 November 2019 I was afforded the wonderful opportunity to briefly escape the Australian bush fires and choking smoke, and travel to the the windy city of Wellington in New Zealand to clear the lungs and mind and speak at the National Digital Forum. All the presentations from the National Digital … More “A breath of fresh air in more ways than one” Inspirations from the National Digital Forum, NZ 2019

Preserving a Local Collection of Early 1900s Postcards – The Allan Project

A 1914-1915(?) French postcard warning “They are coming, they are coming… Cossacks to Berlin!!!” Preserving a collection of  Early 1900s postcards Report 1, Jan 2020 Dr. Amir Moghadam Zane Metcalfe Project Significance Historical Background Emergence of the global postal system during the 19th century opened up new possibilities for communication among people as a result … More Preserving a Local Collection of Early 1900s Postcards – The Allan Project

Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) ‘Designing the Archive’ International Conference 2019

  On 21-25 October 2019, the ‘Designing the Archive’ Conference was held in Adelaide, South Australia. It was joint international conference bringing together archivists, librarians, records specialists and GLAM professionals from across the Asia-Pacific and around the globe, representing 176 countries under the auspices of the International Council on Archives (ICA) Australian Society of Archivists … More Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) ‘Designing the Archive’ International Conference 2019

Vale Emeritus Professor John Frederick Burrows, AM (1928-2019) – Humanities Computing Pioneer

A pioneer in the field of Humanities Computing (or now commonly known as Digital Humanities), Emeritus Professor John Frederick Burrows, AM, provided a “small historical sketch” of his work undertaken at the University of Newcastle (Australia) from the winter of 1979 with the help of the late John Lambert, and life long colleagues Dr Alexis … More Vale Emeritus Professor John Frederick Burrows, AM (1928-2019) – Humanities Computing Pioneer

The Bank of Newcastle The First “Country Bank” in Australia

  Mr Ian Bowrey has brought to our attention the auction of an original banknote issued in 1828 by the Bank of Newcastle as reported the the Topics column of the Newcastle Herald (12/12/19). The auction is being held by Smalls Auctions, Paddington, Sydney, commencing 12 noon on Sunday 15 December 2019. The starting bid … More The Bank of Newcastle The First “Country Bank” in Australia