You are here

Featured Speakers

Sarah Kenderdine, UNSW Australia

Tuesday 3 Feburary 2015, Plenary session, 2:00pm - 2:55pm

Biography

Professor Sarah Kenderdine researches at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for galleries, libraries, archives and museums. In widely exhibited installation works, she has amalgamated cultural heritage with new media art practice, especially in the realms of interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative. She is Professor, National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA), USNW | Art & Design, holds the position of Special Projects for Museum Victoria and is Director of Research at the Applied Laboratory for Interactive Visualization and Embodiment (ALiVE), CityU, Hong Kong.

Abstract 

To view Sarah's abstract 'Cultural data sculpting: Creating immersive experiences from digital archives', please follow the link.


Dr Tim Sherratt, National Library of Australia

Tuesday 3 February 2015, Concurrent 5, 3:30pm - 3:55pm
 
Biography

Dr Tim Sherratt is the Manager of Trove at the National Library of Australia. He is a digital historian and cultural data specialist who has been developing online resources relating to history, archives and museums since the mid-1990s. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra.

Abstract 

To view Tim's abstract 'On seams and edges - dreams of aggregation, access and discovery in a broken world', please follow the link.


Tania Barry, Hume Libraries

Wednesday 4 February 2015, Concurrent 8, 11:00am - 11:25am
Biography

Tania Barry is Coordinator Technology, Resources and Special Projects at Hume Libraries. Tania has spoken nationally and internationally on the makerspace movement, librarianship as a first qualification, early childhood literacy and community engagement. Her areas of interest include makerspaces as transformative library spaces, early childhood literacy, professional development, workforce planning and mentoring. Tania is actively involved in the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and is currently Chair of the ALIA Careers Advisory Committee and Convenor of the ALIA Social Media in Libraries Group.

Abstract 

To view Tania's abstract 'Library as place, make the space: makerspaces as community development', please follow the link.


Mylee Joseph, State Library of New South Wales

Wednesday 4 February 2015, Concurrent 9, 11:00am - 11:55am

Biography

Mylee Joseph is a library industry specialist with a diverse background working in research and public libraries in New South Wales. From 2012-2014 she led the State Library of NSW Innovation Project trialling social media tools for service delivery and digital engagement with the community. She provides advice on policy, strategy and operational matters to the NSW public library network within the Public Library Services team. Her interests include repositioning and re-imagining libraries to meet the changing needs of their communities; building digital engagement skills in library teams using social media tools; integrating mobile technology into delivering library services; exploring the impact of digital scholarship and digital collecting for libraries. In collaboration with Jan Holmquist and Kathryn Barwick, Mylee created the original English language edition of 23 Mobile Things exploring the potential of mobile technologies for delivering library services.

Abstract 

To view Mylee's abstract 'Where in the rubber hits the road: recognising and managing digital engagement risks', please follow the link.


Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, National Library of Australia

Thursday 5 February 2015, Concurrent session 17, 11:00am - 11:25am

Biography

Dr Marie-Louise Ayres is the veteran of a 20 year career in research libraries, almost evenly balanced between development and management of Australian discovery services (AustLit, Music Australia, Trove), and the art of archival collection development, management and access for end users. She maintains her interest in both these areas, and in a wide array of digital library issues. She is currently Assistant-Director General, Resource Sharing, at the National Library of Australia.

Abstract

To view Marie-Louise's abstract 'Trove and thwe world: cultural collections in a global environment', please follow the link.