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November 10, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Archival Science, Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Government and Public Service

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia presents Digital Directions 2016, a symposium bringing together scholars, policy-makers, GLAM sector professionals and creative entrepreneurs to explore the big-picture issues relating to digital cultural collections.

Speakers will address questions such as:

  • how to successfully build a policy case for increased public access to digital cultural materials;
  • the business models to facilitate large-scale digitisation of diverse national collections;
  • the discoverability and (re)useability of cultural heritage materials; and
  • how we measure the impact of increased access to cultural expressions and materials.

Delivered in partnership with the National Archives of Australia.

Early bird tickets available before 1 October 2016


Session one – Business models for digitisation

David Fricker, Director-General, National Archives of Australia
Jan Müller, CEO, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision; Chairman, Europeana Foundation (Keynote)
Robin Phua, Director, Digital Experience and CIO, State Library of New South Wales

Session two – Access and innovation

Chair: Frank Howarth, Museums Australia
Tea Uglow, Creative Director, Google Creative Lab
Tim Sherratt, Associate Professor, Digital Heritage, University of Canberra
Jessica Coates, Executive Officer, Australian Digital Alliance

Session three – Measuring what? Quantifying value

Chair: Michael Loebenstein, CEO, NFSA
Justin O’Connor, Professor, Communications and Cultural Economy, Monash University
Paula Le Dieu, Digital Director, Kathryn Matthews, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Plenary: towards a more connected national digital cultural estate

Discussion with all speakers



When: Thursday 10 November 2016, 9am to 5pm
Where: National Film and Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT, Australia
Cost: Early bird $195, Full price $275 (1 October onwards), Concession $145,
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Contact Info: 

For more information:
National Film & Sound Archive
McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT 2601
Tel: (02) 6248 2000


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