Friday 21 June 2019
The State Library of NSW announced leading web developer, Mauricio Giraldo as the winner of its $30,000 DX Lab Fellowship for his innovative project aimed at transforming how we access and discover items in our online catalogue.
The Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for creative technologists in the digital humanities, particularly within the Gallery, Library, Museum and Archive sector (GLAM), to undertake a digital research and innovation project in partnership with the Library’s DX Lab.
“We invited creative technologists and digital scholars to submit ideas that focus on innovative ways to research and browse the Library’s collection,” said State Librarian Dr John Vallance. “I congratulate Mauricio Giraldo on his successful application and look forward to seeing how his project unfolds over the coming months, in collaboration with the DX Lab.”
Mauricio has extensive experience in helping cultural institutions, including the New York Public Library and Digital Public Library of America, develop digital projects to make use of their collections in new ways.
His project poses the question … What if images could speak? It will explore how machine-generated image-based metadata can be used alongside text-based metadata to improve accessibility and findability of Library materials and allow new types of serendipitous discovery.