VALA2008 Session 4 Stumm

VALA2008Queensland Stories: community, collections and digital technology at the State Library of Queensland (2006 VALA Award)

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: Engaging Communities
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 14:35 – 15:05
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperDeb Stumm

Executive Manager, Heritage Collections, State Library of Queensland

Christine Sayer

Creative Communities Officer, Public Library Services, State Library of Queensland

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In the vast state of Queensland, the ability to create and share stories about people, places, landscapes and ecology using digital technology and the World Wide Web bridges distance and difference. The sharing of stories is the key concept around which the Queensland Stories program has been built. The program strongly aligns with the State Library’s new strategic priorities and positions it as a leading institution in the field of digital technology. It promotes the State Library as a centre of creativity and learning, and provides opportunities for community engagement projects as well as the creation of user generated content for the collection.