Thursday 4 August 2011

NDF2011 first speaker announcement

Right now, almost all my time and thought that doesn't get absorbed by my paid job is getting absorbed by my not-paid job, co-organising the National Digital Forum conference.*

So it's with great joy that I get to announce the first batch of confirmed speakers:


Mitchell Whitelaw, University of Canberra,
Michael Lascerides, New York Public Library,
Third keynote TBC


Lucinda Blaser, National Maritime Museum, on improving collection data and encouraging conversations through crowdsourcing and partnering projects

Melanie Cooper, Auckland Museum: ‘From ship to shore and back: Growing an audience around a Biodiscovery Expedition to the Kermadec Islands’

Susan Corbett, Victoria University of Wellington: ‘Cultural heritage institutions, digitisation, and copyright: are they compatible?’

Ryan Donahue, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, on the responsibilities, challenges and roles for cultural heritage and technology in digital preservation

Arapata Hakiwai and Philip Edgar, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, on Te Papa’s research project to discover, inventory, gather, make accessible and encourage connections with Māori and Moriori taonga held outside New Zealand

Tim Jones, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, on a collaboration with volunteers working at home to gather geographical coordinates for locations depicted in works in the Gallery's collection

Chris McDowall, Digital New Zealand, giving a visual exploration of New Zealand’s digital heritage

Andy Neale, Digital New Zealand, on myth-busting the API

Michael Parry, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), on the ways cultural organisations are turning to mobile devices to represent various parts of their activities and functions – with mixed success

Paddy Plunkett, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, on the use of Agile development methods in the heritage sector

Anna Raunik, State Library of Queensland: ‘What's ours is yours - or is it? How open is our data?’ - the National and State Libraries Australasia Libraryhack project

Kate Stone, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, on the place of websites like australianscreen in the current online environment

Tim Sherratt, independent: ‘It’s all about the stuff’

Elycia Wallis, Museum Victoria, on the Biodiversity Heritage Library in Australia, a collaborative effort between libraries in museums, herbaria and collecting institutions including CSIRO, and linking to the Biodiversity Heritage Library globally

Kate Woodall, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa: 'Layered Journeys: exploiting digital media to create experiences for people beyond the usual museum visit’


On APIs:
Carlos Arroyo and Rebecca Pinchin, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Lawrence Chiles, National Maritime Museum, London
Graham Davies, Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Andy Neale, Digital New Zealand

On film and moving image:
Brenda Leeuwenberg, NZ on Screen
Michael Parry, ACMI, Melbourne
Kate Stone, AustralianScreen

On mobile:
Virgina Gow, Auckland Museum
Michael Parry, ACMI, Melbourne
Simon Sherrin, Museum Victoria

On collaboration and community:
Annette Beattie, Hutt City Libraries
Smita Biswas (Tauranga City Libraries) and Walter McGinnis (Katipo/independent)
Jackie Gurden, West Coast Heritage and Libraries

On iwi and Māori initiatives:
Michael Hennessy, Ab Ovo - Io Media
Honiana Love and Claire Hall, Te Reo o Taranaki Charitable Trust

On learnings from digitisation projects:
Sarah McClintock, Archives New Zealand
Vye Perrone, University of Waikato Library
Claire Stent, Statistics New Zealand


Euan Cochrane, Archives New Zealand: ‘Emulation for Fun and Profit: Opening Old Digital Information for Reuse’
Paul Rowe, Vernon Systems: ‘Putting things in their place’
Erika Taylor, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, on curators and the digital world
Simon Sherrin, Museum Victoria, on the Field Guide of Victorian Animals

Of course, this is a preliminary announcement & subject to change. But it's still pretty damn exciting.

Also worth noting - applications for subsidised registrations close on 8 August. This year we've made the criteria broader than ever before, so do check it out.

*My co-organisers are Brenda Leeuwenberg and Celeste Milnes. They're awesome.

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