Digital Dilemmas: a participatory investigation into developing a digital strategy for a community archive
VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 13: Digitisation Adventures
Thursday 11 February 2016, 12:00 - 12:30
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-session-13-ruge
Courtney Ruge, Steve Wright, Joanne Evans
Monash University, Vic
University of Melbourne, Vic
Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Vic
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This paper reports on the progress of a collaborative project between Monash University and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, which aims to provide public access to the Archives’ digital collections through the development an online exhibition and an exploration of the possibilities for building an online catalogue using open-source software. The paper explores the challenges involved in attempting to undertake effective consultation and collaboration between researchers and community archives in a community informatics project of this nature, the challenges for community archives in resourcing complex digital projects, and the issues associated with developing a digital strategy for a community archives from multiple stakeholder perspectives.
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