What's going on at Recollect HQ
and other interesting ramblings!
Libraries, Technology and the Future, the Australian VALA (Victoria Archive and Library Association) Conference in Melbourne 2018 is a must attend event for those in Australia working in the fast-changing information and technology environment of the GLAM sector.
21 and 22 November 2017, Te Papa, Wellington
Since 2002 the National Digital Forum (NDF) Conference has benchmarked digital innovation in the Cultural Heritage space in Australasia. And this year’s 16th Annual Conference did not disappoint with an eclectic yet joined up collection of keynote speakers who comfortably interacted with our home grown and Australian talent.
After presenting at the LIANZA Conference in Christchurch last week, we invited Lyn Keily, Special Collections Librarian for Cultural Collections Services at The University of Newcastle to visit the NZMS head office in Wellington. Lyn was given a tour of NZMS and our sister company Desktop Imaging. She was also introduced to the operations and Recollect development team who have been working closely with her on creating the Recollect site for the University of Newcastle Cultural Collections Living Histories. We loved hearing her ideas and she shared her thoughts with us, she tells us that, "We're really impressed with the flexibility of the system and we love the way you can establish relationships between people, places and things. It is exactly what we wanted to do, to enable people to participate." We were delighted to help her escape from the “primordial technological ooze”. Lyn was also able to meet with our consultants to discuss the opportunities for extending the use of Recollect using its capabilities for further access, discovery and engagement with her special collections.
We hope Lyn enjoyed her time in New Zealand; we sure enjoyed having her here and sharing her experiences over the week!
Come and meeting Lyn Keily, Special Collections Librarian at University of Newcastle at LIANZA 2017!
NZMS opened their doors to members of LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui last Friday (St Patrick's Day) to see our team in action. An entertaining start to the afternoon with a viewing of NZMS staff exhibition “My Guilty Pleasures” where Andy got to promote his quirky adoration for QR codes, among other interesting and slightly quirky staff pastimes such as hanging out in Crocs, or using a Pink Flamingo drink float.
NZMS is delighted to announce that the University Gallery and Senta Taft-Hendry Museum at the University of Newcastle has selected Recollect for management of its contemporary art and cultural artefact collections. The Gallery presents curated exhibitions and touring shows that facilitate an awareness of contemporary art, artists, communities and disciplines.
The ALIA Online 2017 Conference opens on Tuesday, 14 February in Sydney. We look forward to this meeting hub for all Library and Information professionals, from all sectors of Australia and the international community.
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