[LINK] Online dictionary and encyclopaedia symposium in Canberra

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Sun Aug 22 09:43:40 AEST 2010

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 <http://ncb.anu.edu.au/>

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

Register now by email: paul.arthur at anu.edu.au
* 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 <http://www.ala.org.au/>
Austlit: The Australian Literature Resource <http://www.austlit.edu.au/>
Australian Dictionary of Biography
Australian Medical Pioneers Index <http://www.medicalpioneers.com/>
Defining Moments
Dictionary of Sydney <http://www.dictionaryofsydney.org/>
Encyclopedia of Australian Science <http://www.eoas.info/>
Gallipoli: The First Day <http://www.abc.net.au/innovation/gallipoli/>
Invisible Australians
Mapping Our Anzacs <http://mappingouranzacs.naa.gov.au/>
Obituaries Australia <http://ncb.anu.edu.au/newsletter/obituaries-australia>
People Australia <http://www.nla.gov.au/initiatives/peopleaustralia/> &
Trove <http://trove.nla.gov.au/>


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

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

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

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

ps: I have suggested to the organisers that they use the digital lecture 
delivery system built into the ANU lecture theatres, to put the 
symposium online.

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/

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