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Local History Collections – practical responses to technical problems

During the recent “Digitising Local History Collections – practical responses to technical problems” session at the LocLib 2009 Biennial Conference, I made a comment that the Mosaic catalogue company had folded. This information was based upon hearsay and incorrect. I regret any concern or inconvenience that it may have engendered. Although I.S.Technology (the owners of Collections MOSAiC Plus) changed hands in 2005 they have never ceased trading. Current products include the Standard, Professional & SQL Server Editions and their recently released Version 10 of these.

Brent Acie

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Wireless Internet access is available at the Perth Convention Exhibition Center. Photos, audio or video will be taken during the unconference and some of them will be posted at this blog or http://www.flickr.com/photos/loclibconference/.

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LocLib and WA New Grads post-conference drinks

LocLib and WA New Grads invite you to meet and chat with some of the LocLib conference guest speakers and attendees for post-conference drinks at the Metro Bar & Bistro (cnr Mill St & Mounts Bay Rd, Perth).

New, experienced, or soon-to-be Librarians and Technicians are all invited.
Some of our special guests include Beth Jefferson (BiblioCommons, Canada) and Christine Mackenzie (CEO of Yarra Plenty Regional Library) who would love to meet up with librarians from WA.

This is a great opportunity to meet some amazing shakers and movers in the library world.

To ensure that we have enough chairs reserved, please let me know if you would like to attend.

Time:   5.45pm-7.30pm
When:   Friday, 6 March
Where:  Metro Bar & Bistro
        33 Mounts Bay Rd Perth WA (cnr Mill St & Mounts Bay Rd)

Please RSVP by Wednesday 4 March to lindapapa@bigpond.com

Concurrent session 2 – Digitising Local History Collections – practical responses to technical problems

TITLE: Digitising Local History Collections – practical responses to technical problems

ABSTRACT: Brent Acie will present a 20 minute session about the processes & practices of digitising “at risk” and irreplaceable materials in order to preserve unique heritage collections. Drawing on his own experiences, he will discuss some of the challenges and possible solutions in digitising assets. Brent will later be joined by Lorraine Pearce and George Panagiotidis to answer questions from the floor about workflows for digitising pictorial, video and audio records onto a digital environment. This is a must see session for those grappling with the technical complexities of digitisation. The three panellists will use their varied experiences and backgrounds in digitisation to discuss some of the technical issues in a practical manner.

SPEAKER: Brent Acie

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Concurrent session 2 speaker – Brent Acie

Brent got hooked on computers nigh on 30 years ago & has nearly 20 years experience with Digital Media. He manages the Photo Imaging Centre of Western Australia, an advisory, consultancy & networking service; and is the co-ordinator & technical adviser for the Snapshots in Time project, which aims to digitise large collections of historical photographic images in Regional Australia for general public, online searching & access. He voluntarily manages & runs a digital media library for Nature Conservation research & education which to date has over 750,000 unique assets.

Brent is actively involved in the training industry, most recently in the development of the Diploma of Photo-Imaging. This includes a stream for Libraries/Museums, recognising the particular skills and knowledge required in this specialist field.

Concurrent session 2 – Digitising Local History Collections – practical responses to technical problems