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Digital Culture Talks

The Library’s Information Technology Division regularly hosts lectures on a variety of topics relating to digital culture. Below are podcasts of some of the most popular sessions.


Mia Garlick 4 Mb mp3 Transcript

Craig Thomler 6.3 Mb mp3 Transcript

John Sheridan 6.4 Mb mp3 Transcript

Panel discusion 17.5 Mb mp3 Transcript

Social Media and the Public Sector

Contributor: National Library Digital Engagement Support
Date published: Wednesday, 17 Sept 2014
Duration various
Format: mp3 audio

How do we promote a healthy social media culture within government organisations? From personal to official accounts, our panel of experts will debate the role of social media in celebrating our public institutions. 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.


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DigitalNZ: organically grown search goodness

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Thursday, 29 July 2010
Duration 55:07
Format: mp3 audio

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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Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Thursday, 8 April 2010
Duration 48:52
Format: mp3 audio

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.


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Dr Strangelove or: how I learnt to stop worrying and love the gov

Contributor: National LibraryPublications
Date published: Tue, 28 Sep 2009
Duration: 1:01:00
Format: mp3 audio

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.


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Human traffic, general public

Contributor: National Library Information Technology
Date published: Friday, 4 Dec 2008
Duration: 1:01:00
Format: mp3 audio

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.


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Information access in technical and scientific literature:  search and you may possibly find

Contributor: National Library Information Technology
Date published: Friday, 27 Jun 2008
Duration: 55:24
Format: mp3 audio

Timothy Baldwin presents a frank and accessible account of text-mining techniques developed to enhance information access.


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Back to the future: copyright law, Internet Archive and the Wayback Machine

Source: National Library Information Technology
Date published: Friday, 3 Apr 2008
Duration: 59:61
Format: mp3 audio

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.


Download mp3 47.7 Mb

Online journalism and its impact on traditional media

Source: National Library Information Technology
Date published: Friday, 29 Aug 2007
Duration: 1:03:00
Format: mp3 audio 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.

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