Highlighting innovation and new ideas in technology, the Library’s Digital Culture Talk is your window into ebooks, social media, digital collecting and preservation, with new ideas for libraries and cultural institutions.
The Library’s Information Technology Division hosts four lectures a year on a variety of topics.
Below are some of the most popular sessions.
Fresh angles in online news
24 March, 2015
Digital news means we’re never far from the headlines and journalists give up-to-the-second updates on breaking stories. Social media means readers watch news unfold and new services are replacing traditional newspapers.
But in the race for the digital scoop is news losing its depth? Our panel of experts, Sophie Black (Editor in Chief at Private Media), Tim Duggan (Content Director and co-owner of the Sound Alliance) and Paul Daley (author and journalist), sort through the click bait, avoid feeding the trolls and look to the future of news.
Where the book went next
Join our panel of practitioners, including Simon Groth, Manager of if:book Australia, Zoë Sadokierski, Vice President of the Australian Book Designers Association and Charlotte Harper, founder and publisher of Editia, as they discuss the future of books.
Social Media and the Public Sector
Join the panel including John Sheridan (Australian Government Chief Technology Officer), Mia Garlick (Head of Policy, Facebook Australia) and Craig Thomler (Managing Director of Delib Australia) to discuss issues of the day.
DigitalNZ: organically grown search goodness
29 July, 2010
As part of the Library's Digital Culture talk series, Andy Neale, Programme Manager of DigitalNZ, talks about how this service grew to 100+ collaborators in 18 months; nurtured with open data, rapid evolution, and charm. DigitalNZ is an initiative to help people find share and use New Zealand digital content.
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8 April, 2010
Liam Wyatt Vice President of Wikimedia Australia discusses the relationship of the cultural sector and the freewheeling online world embodied in Wikipedia, and how they can work together for mutual benefit. Liam is a historian, podcaster and museophile.
Dr Strangelove or: how I learnt to stop worrying and love the gov
28 September, 2009
Bernard de Broglio, Internet Coordinator at Mosman Council, presents some of his stories of internet life at the local level. Bernard works at the Library within Mosman Council and is doing some amazing things using the web for community engagement.
Human traffic, general public
4 December, 2008
George Oates gives an insightful overview of the Commons on Flickr and the opportunities it presents for users to interact with the world's public photography archives.
Information access in technical and scientific literature: search and you may possibly find
27 June, 2008
Timothy Baldwin presents a frank and accessible account of text-mining techniques developed to enhance information access.
Back to the future: copyright law, Internet Archive and the Wayback Machine
3 April, 2008
Dr Matthew Rimmer talks about the need to reform digital copyright laws so that digital libraries, such as Internet Archive, can flourish without fear of disruption from copyright owners.
Online journalism and its impact on traditional media
29 August, 2007
Crikey.com founder Stephen Mayne assesses how online journalism is fundamentally changing traditional media and whether any of the so-called 'user-generated content' of Web 2.0 should even be called journalism.