Margaret Birtley, Collections Council of Australia: Integrating systems to deliver digital heritage collections


2500 collecting organisations in Australia; uneven staffing and resourcing. Still much to go with digitising collections.

Digital heritage is a subset of made or born digital information, prioritised for significance. Digital heritage is organised and structured, managed for access and use.

Collecting organisations innovate with Web 3.0, data selection & curation (metadata protocols).

Researcher issues: collection visibility, accessibility, availability, interoperability.

Collecting organisations issues: funding, lack of coordination, standards

Working towards national framework; action plan 2007, being broken up into advocacy plans and development plans.

No comments: