Stories to Tell: The Making of our Digital Nation
A new type of digital volunteer is quietly adding to the sum of knowledge of our history and heritage on the web. ‘Ordinary Australians’ have helped correct millions of lines of text in the National Library of Australia’s Newspaper Digitisation Program. They have contributed thousands of photographs to our national digital picture collection and helped museums like the Powerhouse identify and locate the subjects of their historical images. They have transcribed birth, death and marriage records so that they are searchable on sites like the Ryerson Index and Family Search Index. They have made thousands of out of copyright books electronically available. They have told their own stories through local websites like Mosman Memories of your Street. At this session, you will discover some of the most interesting projects in Australia. You may like to get involved or just learn about the resources available for your own research.
There will be time after for questions and to mingle and chat.
Who should attend? Australian Newspaper text correctors, newspaper users, and other interested people.
Speaker is Rose Holley, Manager -Trove (Manager Australian Newspapers), National Library of Australia
Full details and booking form at: http://www.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/2086/stories-to-tell-the-making-of-our-digital-nation.Bookings are essential.