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  • 1. Stories to Tell: The Making of Our Digital Nation – Resource List A new type of digital volunteer is quietly adding to the sum of knowledge of our history and heritage on the web. ‘Ordinary Australians’ have helped correct millions of lines of text in the National Library of Australia’s Newspaper Digitisation Program. They have contributed thousands of photographs to our national digital picture collection and helped museums like the Powerhouse identify and locate the subjects of their historical images. They have transcribed birth, death and marriage records so that they are searchable on sites like the Ryerson Index and Family Search Index. They have made thousands of out of copyright books electronically available. They have told their own stories through local websites like Mosman Memories of your Street. At this session, you will discover some of the most interesting projects in Australia. You may like to get involved or just learn about the resources available for your own research. Speaker: Rose Holley, Manager – Trove, National Library of Australia Presentation at Mosman Library, 22 April 2010, National Trust Heritage Festival. Sites that need your help: 1. National Library of Australia Sites Australian Historic Newspapers (help correct text): Australian Newspaper Digitisation Program: Picture Australia: Contribute Your Photos: Trove (comment, tag, rate and newspapers): 2. Other Library sites Flickr Commons (help identify and describe public domain images from Australian institutions) WikiNorthia (articles on north Melbourne suburbs) 1
  • 2. WikiShepp (articles onGoulburn) Mosman Memories (street memories of Mosman) 3. Archive sites AustraliaGenWeb (part of WorldGenWeb) Transcribe archives/maintain genie web hubs Shipping in Australian Waters (transcribe shipping lists) 4. Non-profit making organisations Wikipedia (write articles on people, places, events, topics),_New_South_Wales Distributed Proofreaders (create e-books) FamilySearchIndex (transcribe indexes) Ryerson Index to Contemporary death notices (transcribe current day newspaper obituaries) ABC Pool (create images, video, music, poetry and share) 5. New sites to watch out for developments: Founders and Survivors – new project April 2010 (give your information on convicts) ABC Open new project to start April 2010 (contribute to regional news stories) 6. Interesting book to read Clay Shirky. Here comes everybody. 7. Youtube videos The machine is Us/ing us Times are changing: the medieval helpdesk: 2