Friday, August 20, 2010

Life of Information in Canberra

The Australian National University is hosting a free symposium on "Life of Information: on the design and use of online dictionaries, encyclopaedias and collections" in Canberra, 24 September 2010.

Life of Information

A one-day symposium on the design and use of online dictionaries, encyclopedias and collections

Date: Friday, 24 September 2010,9am to 4pm, lunch is provided
Venue: Hedley Bull Centre, Australian National University

Presented by the National Centre of Biography, Australian National University

Paul ArthurConvenor: Paul Arthur, Deputy Director, National Centre of Biography and Deputy General Editor, Australian Dictionary of Biography

Register now by email:
* Attendance is free but places are strictly limited.

Graduate students who use online resources in their research, or are interested in the future of digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, are especially welcome to participate.

Life of Information flyer (PDF 430 Kb)


Atlas of Living Australia
Austlit: The Australian Literature Resource
Australian Dictionary of Biography
Australian Medical Pioneers Index
Defining Moments
Dictionary of Sydney
Encyclopedia of Australian Science
Gallipoli: The First Day
Invisible Australians
Mapping Our Anzacs
Obituaries Australia
People Australia & Trove


Katherine BodeKatherine Bode — Lecturer in English, University of Tasmania. From 2011, Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities, Australian National University.

Ross ColemanRoss Coleman — Director of Sydney eScholarship at the University of Sydney Library, which provides digital archiving and publishing services to the University.

Basil DewhurstBasil Dewhurst — Project Manager, Australian Research Data Commons Party Infrastructure Project, National Library of Australia.

Stephen Due — Chief Librarian at Barwon Health, Victoria, and Editor of the Australian Medical Pioneers Index.

Emma Grahame — Editorial Coordinator, Dictionary of Sydney project.

Donald HobernDonald Hobern — Director of the Atlas of Living Australia, a project integrating information about all Australian species of plants, animals and microorganisms.

Ian JohnsonIan Johnson — Director of the Archaeological Computing Laboratory and Deputy Director of the Digital Innovation Unit, University of Sydney.

Tim Sherratt — Digital historian and web developer known for his work on innovative digital projects with national collecting institutions.

Kerry TaylorKerry Taylor — Research Scientist at the CSIRO Information and Communication Technologies Centre.

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