LIVE STREAMED, and being recorded
Welcome to the landing page. This is where you can access the live event, and enter the breakout rooms when requested. Below also is a full program of the event.
Thursday 27 May 2021, AEST (UTC +10h)
Wednesday 26 May 2021, EDT (UTC -4h)
– Terry Miller, Head of Biodiversity and Geosciences, Queensland Museum will provide an overview of the Museum’s digital collections and initiatives being undertaken to increase accessibility to the research community, public and exhibition audiences.
– Carol Butler, Assistant Director Collections Management, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will provide an overview of the institution’s digital collections strategy – it’s impact on research through to exhibitions, interaction with audiences and into the broader community.
– Rebecca Snyder, Infomatics Branch Leader Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History tackles online collection data issues – how to make it findable, accessible, and interoperable.
– Mandy Swingle, Senior Manager Digital Capability Support, Library, The University of Queensland on digital collections for online teaching and research; and developing digital expertise is researchers and students.
Networking & discussion sessions
Join Jamie Cope, Lead Developer, 3D Program, Smithsonian Digitization Program Office who is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Cook and Voyager platforms which are used to process and display 3D data.
Room 2: Palaeontology goes digital
Scott Hocknull, Senior Curator, Geosciences Program Queensland Museum, is happy to discuss anything from Dig to Digital Dinosaurs, integrating multiple modalities of 3-D digitisation for museum research, education and exhibitions.
Room 3: Virtual herbaria
Join Gillian Brown to talk digital plant collections. She is the Science Leader, Species and Herbarium Collections at the Queensland Herbarium and oversaw digitisation of the collection.
Room 4: Queensland Smithsonian Fellowship
What does it take to become a Queensland Smithsonian Fellow? Q&A with Pamela Hudson-Veenbaas, Program Manager of the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships.