“TechEx” is a series of short talks, panel discussions and live Q&A that will run over four Fridays in April, with a focus on practical, inspiring and enabling content relevant to those who are engaged in library and collecting institution technologies.
The TechEx Program will be delivered entirely online, via Zoom, to a live digital audience.
TechEx Session 1 – Friday 9 April 2021 – First Nations
#1 – Is Māori Data Sovereignty in the GLAMR sector improving? – Speaker: Chris Cormack, Catalyst IT
#2 – Making materials in and about Indigenous Australian languages discoverable – Speakers/s: Amanda Lissarrague & Anthony McLaughlin, AIATSIS
#3 – First Nations drone pilots: incorporating historical digitised collections with mapping Country and culture – Speaker: Lyndon Ormond-Parker, Australian National University
TechEx Session 2 – Friday 16 April 2021 – Ghost in the Machine
#1 – Taming the TIGER – How the State Library is using ML/AI to rediscover its digital collections – Speaker: Jenna Bain, State Library New South Wales
#2 – Remake AI for a better world – Speaker: Ingrid Mason
#3 – We are the ghost in the machine: thinking about how we take AI-enabled cyber-physical systems to scale safely, responsibly and sustainably – Speaker: Kathy Reid, Mozilla
TechEx Session 3 – Friday 23 April 2021 – New ways of learning
#1 – Digital show and tell: how we got our colleagues to share their favourite online tools – Speaker/s: Deakin Library Digital Demos team (Lizzy Delacretaz, Lisa Grbin, Jess Fulmer and Olivia Larobina)
#2 – Using Linked Data and AI to manage GLAMR expertise with Skilltype – Speaker: Tony Zanders, Skilltype
#3 – Learning and Teaching Technologies – Speaker: Rosalia da Garcia, SAGE
TechEx Session 4 – Friday 30 April 2021 – Hack the GLAMR
#1 – Stewarding data-rich collections for use and re-use – Speaker: Rachel Merrick, State Library Queensland
#2 – Two problems: using regular expressions – Speaker: Alan Manifold, State Library Victoria
#3 – The open source technology behind ACMI’s new visitor-focused experience – Speaker: Simon Loffler, ACMI
TechEx Sessions are separately ticketed and numbers are limited. A waitlist applies.
Registering is a commitment to attend. If you are unable to attend, please advise the VALA Secretariat as soon as possible to allow a waitlisted person to attend.
Transfer of registration can be requested by email to the VALA Secretariat (email@example.com); there is no processing fee for transfers.