Stories to Tell: The Making of our Digital Nation

Holley, Rose Stories to Tell: The Making of our Digital Nation., 2010 . In The 2010 National Trust Heritage Festival at Mosman Library, Mosman Library, 9-24 April 2010. (Unpublished) [Presentation]

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A new type of 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 Newspapers 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. Discover some of the most interesting projects in Australia that need the help of the public. Everyone and anyone can help by digital volunteering.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: Digital volunteers, virtual volunteering, digital libraries, australian newspapers, social engagement, web 2.0, user engagement, national library of australia
Subjects: J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JG. Digitization.
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: Rose Holley
Date deposited: 27 Apr 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16


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