What’s this Lab about anyway?

Lightning Talk
Paula Bray, State Library of NSW, Australia, Louise Denoon, State Library of new South Wales, Australia

Over the past 10 years the State Library of New South Wales has created a substantial corpus of digital content through a major digitization program focusing on manuscripts, artworks, photographic collections, oral histories, maps and published works. The Library’s extraordinary collections document the heritage of Australia and Oceania from discovery through to settlement, from the 15th century to the 21st century.

In June 2015 the Library launched the first dedicated innovation lab in an Australian cultural – heritage institution. The Lab aims to foster innovative engagement with turned digital and born digital content, explore ways to foster use of the material by the local and global community and in concert with relevant technologies, interpret and make more accessible these rich reservoirs of cultural heritage.

Paula Bray, DX Lab Leader will provide background on how the Lab has been shaped and what has been learnt in the first six months, highlighting some of the projects. Senior Curator, Louise Denoon who completed residencies in the British Library and New York Public Library Labs will highlight her experiences and knowledge from these residencies.