Born Digital

Born Digital
Collecting for the future
8 - 12 AUGUST 2016

Since the first public website was published 25 years ago, there has been an explosion of digital content – from supercomputers exploring the universe to Facebook posts with friends.

In a world where so much of our lives is captured online, how do we make sense of all that information and make sure it isn’t lost to future generations?

Join libraries from across Australia and New Zealand for discussing and debate over five days as we examine the technical, social and philosophical questions of our digital lives.

PROGRAM

Monday 8 August
Science and space with Dr Alan Duffy

Tuesday 9 August
Indigenous voices with Dr Rachael Ka’ai-Mahuta

Wednesday 10 August
Truth and history with John Birmingham

Thursday 11 August
Digital lifestyles with Dr Rebecca Huntley

Friday 12 August
Play with Bajo and Hex

#BornDigital2016

How to jog your digital memory

The importance of preserving file level information.

Read How to jog your digital memory
Video

Play

Bajo and Hex tell you why games are an artform worthy of preservation.

Read Play
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Playing for keeps

How are games preserved?

Read Playing for keeps
Video

Digital lifestyles

Take a look at the digital content in our every lives with Dr Rebecca Huntley.

Read Digital lifestyles
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Collecting a born digital writer

Learn more about what the Library is doing to collect digital literary...

Read Collecting a born digital writer
Video

Truth and history

John Birmingham on the rise of citizen journalism and alternate histories.

Read Truth and history
Video

Science and space

Exploring a universe of data with Dr Alan Duffy

Read Science and space
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Saving your social

How the Library collects social media. 

Read Saving your social
Video

Indigenous voices

Dr Rachael Ka’ai-Mahuta shows how digital is giving communities a voice.

Read Indigenous voices
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The race to preserve sound

Damien Cassidy talks about the challenges of audio preservation.

Read The race to preserve sound
guide

What is digital preservation?

A brief background to the main principles of digital preservation

Read What is digital preservation?
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How do you collect a website?

Learn more about how the State Library is harvesting NSW government websites...

Read How do you collect a website?