Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

Waikato Regional Digital Forum

The Waikato NDF Regional Forum is happening on Monday 27 August 2018 at Waikato Museum, Te Whare Taonga o Waikato.

This is a great opportunity to meet colleagues in the GLAM, IT and Cultural Heritage sectors, share your ideas, ask questions about the digital work of museums, libraries, archives and galleries, and to find people trying to solve the same problems as you.

What is it?

Most of the day will be informal, where we plan out sessions on the day.
Bring your questions, suggestions, ideas for discussion topics and an open mind.
We are hoping to bring in an expert to present in the afternoon, please let us know if there is an area you are interested in.

Who is it for?

Anyone who works in the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums), anyone who produces digital media projects for this sector (web developers, app makers etc) or anyone with an interest in these areas.

When is it?

Monday 27 August 10am – 3pm

Where is it?

Waikato Museum, Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, 1 Grantham St, Hamilton

How much does is cost?

It’s FREE! But please register so we know how much morning tea to organise.

What to do now?

Register on the Waikato Museum Website here or email anita.robertson@hcc.govt.nz When registering please don’t forget to let us know if there is a area of digitisation you are interested in and any dietary requirements. Registration closes 13 August.

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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Bay of Plenty Regional Digital Forum

The Bay of Plenty NDF Regional Forum is happening on Friday 26 October 2018 at Greerton Library, Tauranga.

You’ll be with others from Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and IT (GLAMIT) invited from the BOP and nearby regions. 

The morning is an opportunity to raise topics you want to talk about and to contribute your experiences and knowledge. If you came last year you’ll remember we ran out of time to do this, but this year that group led conversation will definitely be our focus. The afternoon (optional) is an introduction to born digital material. If you’re curious about managing and increasing your organisations collecting capabilities you’ll want to hear from Flora Feltham, a Digital Archivist at the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Spaces are limited to 30.

Attendance is free, but please register online.

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Jul
25
9:30 AM09:30

Gisborne Regional Digital Forum

The Gisborne NDF Regional Forum is happening on Wednesday 25 July 2018 at Tairāwhiti Museum, Gisborne.

This is a great opportunity to meet colleagues in the GLAM, IT and Cultural Heritage sectors, share your ideas, ask questions about the digital work of museums, libraries, archives and galleries, and to find people trying to solve the same problems as you.

What is it?

Most of the day will be in ‘unconference’ style, where we plan out sessions on the day. Bring your questions, suggestions, ideas for discussion topics and an open mind.

We plan to have a presentation or two but we mainly want to get together and discuss needs, projects and ideas in our sector. If there is something you wish to hear about, let us know! If there is something you want to share, let us know!

Who is it for?

Anyone who works in the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums), anyone who produces digital media projects for this sector (web developers, app makers etc) or anyone with an interest in these areas.

When is it?

Wednesday 25 July, 2018 starting at 9.30

We’ll have a break for morning tea and a break for lunch, but we can be flexible about the end time but are hoping to wrap up before 3pm unless the conversation is really buzzing

Where is it?

Discovery Centre, Tairāwhiti Museum, Gisborne

How much does is cost?

It’s FREE! But please register so we know how much tea and coffee to organize.

Where can I register?

You can register online at Tairawhiti Museum's website.

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Jun
7
9:30 AM09:30

Canterbury Regional Digital Forum

The Canterbury NDF Regional Forum is happening on Thursday 7 June at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre.

This is a great opportunity to meet colleagues in the GLAM, IT and Cultural Heritage sectors, share your ideas, ask questions about the digital work of museums, libraries, archives and galleries, and to find people trying to solve the same problems as you.

What is it?

Most of the day will be in ‘unconference’ style, where we plan out sessions on the day. Bring your questions, suggestions, ideas for discussion topics and an open mind. We plan to start the afternoon with some very short presentations, so if you would like a two minute slot to present something, please let us know. This could be an update on a project, something interesting that you have spotted, an idea that you’d like to share. This is just an opportunity to speak briefly to everyone who is there on any subject of interest. If you have something you’d like to share, please tell us so that we can schedule it.

Who is it for?

Anyone who works in the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums), anyone who produces digital media projects for this sector (web developers, app makers etc) or anyone with an interest in these areas.

When is it?

Thursday 7 June 2018 starting at 9.30 We’ll have a break for morning tea and a break for lunch, but we can be flexible about the end time: if we have all run out of steam then we may finish at lunch time, but if we are all still energized and the conversation is really buzzing, then we can keep going. We don’t want to cut things short, but we also don’t want to spin things out if everything has been said. We definitely won’t go on after 3pm.

Where is it? Hao room, Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/locations/HALSWELL/

How much does is cost?

It’s FREE! But please register so we know how much tea and coffee to organize. Morning tea is provided, but please arrange your own lunch. There is a café at Te Hāpua and a supermarket nearby

Where can I register?

Email Airi Hashimoto to register. Airi.Hashimoto@ccc.govt.nz

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Apr
6
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: Digitisation 101- Auckland- FULL

Practical and problem solving workshop on how to do basic digitisation and digital storage/archiving in small to medium sized GLAM sector institutions.

This workshop will go over basic equipment, techniques for different collection types, discussing resolutions and file formats. How to compromise for cost. How large scale archiving systems can be scaled down for use by small organisations and keeping the same basic logic/best practices in place.

About the presenter
Dave Sanderson is the Project Leader - Collection Imaging at Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Location: Auckland Museum, The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1010

Cost

$100 waged

$50 unwaged

This workshop is full and registration is now closed.

Testimonials

“An excellent workshop.  Dave was extremely generous with his information sharing.  A wonderful and informed presenter.” - Attendee at the 2017 Digitisation 101 workshop in Wellington

“Fantastic, well paced, practical and well presented. thank you Dave for sharing all your knowledge and being so clear about your process and standards. :)” - Attendee at the 2017 Digitisation 101 workshop in Wellington

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Nov
22
7:45 AM07:45

Annual General Meeting of NDF

  • Te Papa, Rangimarie 1 Room, Level 3 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Members are invited to attend the NDF AGM in the Rangimarie Room, Te Papa. Breakfast will be available from 7.45am, and the AGM will begin at 8am sharp.

Members are not required to be registered at the conference in order to attend the AGM. 

All members in attendance before 8am will go in the draw to win a free registration to NDF2018 which will be announced at the end of the AGM.

Board papers will available to view closer to the date. Breakfast will be provided.

 

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Nov
21
1:00 PM13:00

10th Anniversary Kete Community Meetup

Let’s get together to discuss where Kete is now and what beautiful things it can evolve into the future. Kete has some great accomplishments under its belt as well as difficult challenges to face and, just quietly, some tantalizing opportunities to take advantage of. If you can’t make it to meetup, please get in touch and we’ll keep you in the loop.

Please RSVP to wm@waltermcginnis.com

 

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Wellington Regional Digital Forum

Ahead of the annual National Digital Forum in November, a Wellington Regional Forum will be hosted on Friday October 27th. We’ll open the day the with a skill share/discussion before moving on to broader discussions fuelled by your questions and finally wrapping up with a planned offsite visit.

What is it?

The forum is run as an unconference where we plan out sessions on the day. Bring your questions, suggestions, ideas for discussion topics and an open mind. You don’t need to be an expert but we want everybody to take part and contribute to the discussion.

Who’s it for?

Anyone who works anywhere in the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums), anyone who produces digital media projects for this sector (web developers, app makers etc) or anyone with an interest in these areas. You don’t need to be an expert, you just need to have a willingness to join in.

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/PymQ7GW73pY1Rz093 

If you have questions about thsi event please contact Caleb Gordon calebg@experiencewellington.org.nz

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Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Canterbury/Westland Regional Digital Forum

  • Hao Room, Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Canterbury / West Coast Regional Digital Forum is happening on 24 October 2017 at the Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre. The Regional Digital Forum is a meet up for those involved in any way with creating or using digital innovation within GLAM and Tech sectors. It is a chance to connect with people doing innovative projects within galleries, libraries, archives and museums and learn where our sector is heading as we face the digital future. It’s a free event and you can register here: https://goo.gl/Nm77ad

 What is it? 

 Our regions have many cultural institutions and individuals involved in wide range of digital activities, from digitising collections to using new technologies for public programming and many other things. Each year many of these assemble in Wellington for a national digital forum, but not everyone can get to this event. We still need input and colleagues to bounce ideas and problems off though, so a one day regional digital forum is great for you or for that someone on your staff who could benefit.

The forum is run as an unconference where we plan out sessions on the day. Bring your questions, suggestions, ideas for discussion topics and an open mind. You don’t need to be an expert but we want everybody to take part and contribute to the discussion.

Who is it for?

 Anyone who works anywhere in the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums), anyone who produces digital media projects for this sector (web developers, app makers etc) or anyone with an interest in these areas.

 When is it?

24 October 2017 10am – 2.30pm

 Where is it?

Hao Room, Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

https://my.christchurchcitylibraries.com/meeting-rooms-and-facilities-at-te-hapua-halswell-centre/

 How much does is cost? It’s FREE! But make sure you register for catering purposes.

Where can I register? https://goo.gl/Nm77ad 

If you have any questions about this event please contact Katherine Moody Katherine.Moody@ccc.govt.nz

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Waikato/Bay of Plenty Regional Digital Forum

This year the 2017 Waikato/BOP (and beyond) Regional Digital Forum is at Tauranga’s Greerton Library, followed by a tour of our Heritage Collection at a secret location. Robert O’Brien will be presenting briefly on the Data Commons, something big in Government and enterprise right now with implications for GLAM (hear Bill English mention it in this interview with Susie Ferguson recently). It’s a rare treat to get such a heavyweight with capabilities in GLAM and IT, definitely something to look forward to.

Spaces are limited.

Why would you want to?
Our regions have many cultural institutions and individuals involved in expressing and preserving our story digitally. Each year many of these assemble in Wellington for a national digital forum, but not everyone can get to this event. We still need input and colleagues to bounce ideas and problems off though, so a one day regional digital forum is great for you or for that someone on your staff who could benefit.

The nitty gritty
Where: Greerton Library, Tauranga at 139 Greerton Road with parking over the road at no. 136 (shown). In the afternoon we will drive over to the Tauranga Heritage Collection’s underground blast proof bunker and finish up there.

When: October 20 (a Friday), arriving 9:30- 10:00 and finishing lunchtime with an optional Heritage Collection tour after lunch for those who want it. Feel free to arrive from 9:30 am and to be heading home circa 2:00 p.m. if you’ve stayed after lunch.

Cost: No cost.

You don’t need to be an expert but you will be expected to take part and contribute to the discussion.

Register here.

If you have any questions about this event please contact Harley Couper Harley.Couper@tauranga.govt.nz

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Auckland Regional Forum

This year's Auckland Regional Forum will be held at the Auckland University of Technology. 

Speakers from the team from Reality Virtual realityvirtual.co, Dave Dunlay from Tandem, the producer of the #1 podcast Black Hands and AUT’s Makerspace team will be presenting.

The event will also have plenty of time for networking and discussion.

Registration is now open.

If you have any questions about this event please contact Zoe Hoeberigs zoe.hoeberigs@uxbridge.org.nz

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Otago/Southland Regional Digital Forum

This year's Otago and Southland Regional Digital Forum will be held at the Dunedin City Library in the Dunningham Suite on the 4th Floor.

Morning tea will be provided at 10am.  Lunch is BYO or eat out.

Michael Lascarides will lead a workshop in the morning, and the format for the afternoon will be barcamp style.

Register here.

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Jul
31
3:00 PM15:00

5th Digital Humanities monthly meetup: “Artificial Intelligence - Current Practices, Future Implications”

  • University of Canterbury Karl Popper Room 413 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For this meetup we will be bringing you some information and facilitating discussion about the hot topic of artificial intelligence (AI). What exactly is artificial intelligence? How is it being used today? And what should we be aware of in the future? Come join us in open discussion!

The first part of this event will be a short introduction to the current uses of AI. In order to have a more fundamental understanding of how AI actually works, we will try to illustrate the processes behind some of the most common AI algorithms through small games. In the second part we will open up the issue and discuss the future implications of AI development.

All welcome

Facebook event

Facebook group: UC Digital Humanities Meetups

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Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Planning for the Worst - Best Practice in Disaster Management

A seminar on best practise procedures to mitigate and prevent damage to your collections in the event of a disaster
Christchurch Art Gallery June 9th 2017 9:00 am - 5:00pm

Draft Programme
9am – 9.30 am Registration and Introductions
9.30 – 10.30 Bronwyn Simes Project Manager and consultant. ‘Building projects, relocation and disasters: lessons learnt’
10.30am – 11 am Morning Tea
11.00 am – 11.40 am Gina Irish Registrar Christchurch Art Gallery (title to come)
11.40 am – 12.20 pm Julie Humby (joint with Olivia) Curator Ara Institute, Olivia Pitts (joint with Julie) Painting Conservator 'Treating artworks exposed to ABE fire extinguisher powder'
12.20 – 1.00 pm Lunch
1.00 am – 1.40 pm Pearson & Associates, Architect Rick Pearson and Curator Te Awhina
Arahanga ‘Kaikoura Museum and Surviving’
1.40 pm – 2.10 pm Greg Flaws or representative NZ Fire Service (title to come) How The Fire Service will react in the event of a fire at your institution or what damage may occur in the fighting of a fire
2.10 pm – 2.30 pm David Trerise City Art Depot. ‘Solander boxes and beyond’
2.30 pm – 3 pm Afternoon Tea
3 pm – 4.30 pm Back of house tour of storage areas at Christchurch Art Gallery
4.30 pm Questions and Finish

Contact Lynn Campbell for information on how to register campbellhl@paradise.net.nz

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May
30
3:00 PM15:00

4th UC Digital Humanities Meetup

Tuesday 30 May, 3-5pm

UC’s Puaka-James Hight Library, Room 388

All welcome Facebook event

Facebook group: UC Digital Humanities Meetups

Omeka is a free, open-source web publishing platform for the display of collections and exhibitions. It’s used by libraries, museums, archives, scholars and communities around the world – including students and researchers here at UC, with the support of the UC Arts Digital Lab.

Staff from the Lab will showcase two key Lab projects that demonstrate the power and versatility of Omeka, and will walk participants through setting up a simple Omeka site. You’ll get the most out of this workshop if you bring your own laptop with VirtualBox installed. If you don’t have a laptop, you’ll still be able to follow along on the main screen, or by pairing up with someone.

If you’d like help installing VirtualBox, feel free to drop into the UC Digital Arts Lab (Karl Popper 414) any day between 9-5pm, before Tuesday 30th.

Contact Kara for more details.

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Apr
26
5:30 PM17:30

Archives New Zealand, Dunedin

Archives New Zealand are hosting a meet up to discuss all things digital.  Possible topics of discussion include:

  • What we're doing and how best to communicate it amongst ourselves
  • what collaboration might be possible
  • show and tell - recent digital efforts at Archives New Zealand Dunedin

Join the discussion at 556 George Street in Dunedin.

Please RSVP to Anne Jackman by 21 April

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Apr
26
3:00 PM15:00

Internet Memes: The crumbling boundaries between the serious and the unserious

University of Canterbury’s Puaka-James Hight Library Building, Room 388

Wednesday, 26 April, 15:00 - 17:00

Public; no registration needed
Facebook event
Facebook group: UC Digital Humanities Meetups

The study of Internet memes is new both as concept and practice. This is largely due to the novelty of the concept itself, as well as the academic resistance against the serious study of the unserious. But the boundary between the serious and unserious is crumbling, and cyberculturally literate scholars have emerged to tackle the task of studying memes. 

This presentation will explore the three major traditions of meme studies in their historical, theoretical and cultural contexts, introducing the most prominent thinkers and how they are shaping the future of meme studies. The presentation will be followed by a workshop in which participants will learn how to start their own memepage on Facebook. A laptop or a smartphone is recommended for the workshop, but not required.

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Apr
8
6:30 PM18:30

Sarah Kenderdine Architectures for the senses: Cultural heritage in the age of experience WELLINGTON

Sarah Kenderdine is Professor at University of New South Wales Art & Design where she is the founding director of the transdisciplinary Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre), pioneering new visualisation infrastructures and projects across the arts and sciences. Professor Sarah Kenderdine researches at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for galleries, libraries, archives and museums. She has amalgamated cultural heritage with new media art practice in the realms of interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative. She is considered a pioneer in the fields of digital heritage, digital humanities and big data visualisation. Her laboratories work on the application of high
fidelity data acquisition technologies, new virtual environment design (portable and permanent installations), computer graphics, data mining, high-speed networking, visual and sonic analytics and knowledge visualisation—to reframe engagement with tangible and
intangible heritage.

Futuna Chapel, Friend Street, Karori

15 CPD Points for NZ Registered Architects
Tickets available online at: www.dashtickets.co.nz or phone: 0800 484 2538
General Public: $30 | Registered Architect: $25 | Students: $15
Bookings essential due to limited available seat numbers. Ticket costs include on line booking fees. After setting up a Dash Tickets account and payment, tickets will be emailed
to the purchaser.
www.futunatrust.org.nz

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Apr
6
6:30 PM18:30

Sarah Kenderdine Architectures for the senses: Cultural heritage in the age of experience CHRISTCHURCH

Sarah Kenderdine is Professor at University of New South Wales Art & Design where she is the founding director of the transdisciplinary Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre), pioneering new visualisation infrastructures and projects across the arts and sciences. Professor Sarah Kenderdine researches at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for galleries, libraries, archives and museums. She has amalgamated cultural heritage with new media art practice in the realms of interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative. She is considered a pioneer in the fields of digital heritage, digital humanities and big data visualisation. Her laboratories work on the application of high
fidelity data acquisition technologies, new virtual environment design (portable and permanent installations), computer graphics, data mining, high-speed networking, visual and sonic analytics and knowledge visualisation—to reframe engagement with tangible and
intangible heritage.

The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch

15 CPD Points for NZ Registered Architects
Tickets available online at: www.dashtickets.co.nz or phone: 0800 484 2538
General Public: $30 | Registered Architect: $25 | Students: $15
Bookings essential due to limited available seat numbers. Ticket costs include on line booking fees. After setting up a Dash Tickets account and payment, tickets will be emailed
to the purchaser.
www.futunatrust.org.nz

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Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

Sarah Kenderdine Architectures for the senses: Cultural heritage in the age of experience AUCKLAND

Sarah Kenderdine is Professor at University of New South Wales Art & Design where she is the founding director of the transdisciplinary Expanded Perception and Interaction Centre (EPICentre), pioneering new visualisation infrastructures and projects across the arts and sciences. Professor Sarah Kenderdine researches at the forefront of interactive and immersive experiences for galleries, libraries, archives and museums. She has amalgamated cultural heritage with new media art practice in the realms of interactive cinema, augmented reality and embodied narrative. She is considered a pioneer in the fields of digital heritage, digital humanities and big data visualisation. Her laboratories work on the application of high
fidelity data acquisition technologies, new virtual environment design (portable and permanent installations), computer graphics, data mining, high-speed networking, visual and sonic analytics and knowledge visualisation—to reframe engagement with tangible and
intangible heritage.

Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium, cnr Kitchener & Wellesley Streets

15 CPD Points for NZ Registered Architects
Tickets available online at: www.dashtickets.co.nz or phone: 0800 484 2538
General Public: $30 | Registered Architect: $25 | Students: $15
Bookings essential due to limited available seat numbers. Ticket costs include on line booking fees. After setting up a Dash Tickets account and payment, tickets will be emailed
to the purchaser.
www.futunatrust.org.nz

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