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Presented by the State Library of New South Wales, Western Sydney University and the Australian National Research Data Commons, Dr Helen Bones and Dr Jason Ensor will launch the final outcome of the Archiver Project, Linked Archives - a digital archive curation tool with many potential applications for large manuscript collections such as the Angus & Robertson archives at the State Library of New South Wales’ Mitchell Library.
Using carefully designed structured metadata, ‘Linked Archives’ is a database and web interface that houses and displays over 19,000 documents from the collection. Funded by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS, now the Australian Research Data Commons) and using the State Library of New South Wales's signature holdings on the iconic Australian publisher Angus & Robertson and the company's historical operations throughout Australia, this project has been about how we might make use of paper-based historical collections through digital technologies in ways that sustain and enhance archival practice and principles.
The major outcome of the project is an open-access tool to manage and link archival research work, giving projects life beyond single research questions and enabling the pooling of intellectual resources across institutional and geographical boundaries.
Following the launch will be a networking drinks opportunity for humanities, arts and social science (HASS) scholars and collecting sector (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) professionals to discuss the future of contemporary data and technology-intensive research and collection practices.
2:00 pm - Open
2:30 pm - Formal Launch
3:15 pm - Networking Drinks & Tapas
4:30 pm - Finish
This Launch is for academics, students, data managers, historians, literary enthusiasts, librarians, archivists, and curators working in support of research in the humanities, social sciences and arts.