Lightning series on digital culture 

Thursday 10 April 2014 , 4.30-6pm
Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Level 4, ASB House, 101-103 The Terrace
Wellington  , Wellington 
Free to attend

The National Digital Forum and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage are pleased to bring you this adhoc series of talks about some "interesting digital stuff" from the Dowse Art Museum, Te Papa, the National Library, and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Originally planned as the warm-up act for a famed international speaker, these informal lightning talk are now taking place as the "only" act… because heck, the local activity is just as interesting! The format will see speakers deliver 10 minute lightning talks, and will be followed by an open mic session for others with interesting digital stuff to share from the world of galleries, libraries, archives, and museums.

No RSVP needed… don't be shy, just show up.

Michael Lascarides, National Library of New Zealand
The next generation of Papers Past: Updating NZ's most popular historical newspaper collection

Matthew Oliver, Ministry for Culture and Heritage
The long and the short of it – a future for Te Ara and NZHistory

Courtney Johnston, The Dowse Art Museum
New Zealand’s first (?) Wikipedian in residence programme

Tamara Patten, National Services Te Paerangi, Te Papa
All That Remains and Kiwi Chicks: community exhibitions online

Andy Neale, Digital New Zealand
Digging up remarkable digital material in Asia Pacifica aggregation project