Oct
20
9:00am 9:00am

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.

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Oct
24
10:00am10:00am

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

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Jul
31
3:00pm 3:00pm

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
9:00am 9:00am

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
3:00pm 3:00pm

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
5:30pm 5:30pm

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
3:00pm 3:00pm

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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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Mar
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

Moving your institution from analogue to digital

  • Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

National Digital Forum in conjunction with New Zealand Micrographic Services invite you to a facilitated discussion on:Moving your institution from analogue to digital. This session is open to anyone in the GLAM sector.

RSVP by Friday 10th March to: leigh.rout@micrographics.co.nz      

 

 

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Feb
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Copyright for Innovation

A InternetNZ event:

Copyright law affects all of us - determining what New Zealanders can access and share online.

Does New Zealand copyright law support local innovation? Has it kept up with changes in the Internet and other technologies?

InternetNZ invites you to a public event exploring these questions, at the University of Auckland and hosted by their Department of Commercial Law.

We will hear from International experts on copyright and innovation:

  • Michael Geist - Leading expert on copyright and technology in Canada
  • William Patry - Senior Copyright Counsel at Google
  • Meredith Jacob - Assistant Director, Academic Programs, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law

There will also be lightning talks from locals at the forefront of making and sharing great creative works (media, filmmakers, educators) who will share their experiences with copyright law in New Zealand. Drinks and nibbles provided. 

This event will also be live-streamed and you can watch it from this link

RSVP for this event by 16 Feb here.

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Nov
24
9:00am 9:00am

New Zealand Photographers of Cultural Collections Forum

This year’s theme is Future ways of working. The Forum will be comprised of speaker presentations in the first half of the day followed by discussion-based workshops in the afternoon.

Submissions for presentations on the theme are welcome up to Friday 28 October. Please forward your submissions to Kate Whitley at katew@tepapa.govt.nz

More details available here.

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Nov
22
7:45am 7:45am

DigitalNZ breakfast

There won’t be diamonds, but there will be bagels.

The DigitalNZ Team would love to see you all for breakfast on day one of NDF. It’s also a chance for us to catch up and share our news from the past year – and an opportunity for you to let us know your thoughts about DigitalNZ.

All are welcome and we’ll make sure there’s coffee aplenty to get the morning rolling.

Please fill out this form so we can make sure there is enough coffee, juice, bagels and pastries for you all (and let us know any dietary requirements).

Please RSVP by 14 November. 

Any questions? Drop us a note: info@digitalnz.org
 

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Oct
28
11:00am11:00am

Auckland Regional Digital Forum : GLAM IT

  • Te Tuhi 13 Reeves Road Auckland, Auckland, 2010 New Zealand (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

GLAM IT - a meet up for those involved in digital innovation within GLAM and Tech sectors.  This 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.

Three speakers will present skills, knowledge and ideas from current projects and throughout the day there will be opportunities to ask burning questions, decipher jargon and talk about trends and ideas that are happening now.

The event is free and attendees are encouraged to attend as they can throughout the day.

Register by 18 October.

PROGRAMME

11.00am - Speaker #1 - Baruk Jacob – #makerhood (Auckland Libraries)

11.30am - Speaker #2 - Victoria Passau – Online Cenotaph (Auckland Museum)

12.00pm - COFFEE BREAK

12.30pm - Speaker #3 - Luke Diggins – The Idea Collective (MOTAT)

1.00pm - Meet and Greet - speed dating style

1.15pm - Breakout time: talk over questions, burning topics and jargon

 

 

 

 

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Oct
13
10:00am10:00am

Canterbury Regional Digital Forum : GLAM IT

The Canterbury Regional Digital Forum – GLAM IT is happening on 13 October 2016 at the Ashburton Gallery. GLAM IT is a meet up for those involved in digital innovation within GLAM and Tech sectors. This 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 I will be organising a carpool from Christchurch to Ashburton. 

Register by 6 October

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Oct
12
9:30am 9:30am

Northland Regional Digital Forum - GLAM IT

GLAM IT - a free meet up for those involved in digital innovation within GLAM and Tech sectors. This 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.

Join us for coffee from 9.30. The forum will begin at 10am.

Register by 5th of October

 

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Oct
5
10:00am10:00am

Manawatū / Whanganui / Taranaki Regional Digital Forum: GLAM IT

  • · Committee Room 1, Whanganui District Council (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

GLAM IT - a meet up for those involved in digital innovation within GLAM and Tech sectors. This 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.

Register by 3 October.

PROGRAMME

10.00 - Morning tea provided for those who wish to come a bit earlier to meet and greet

10.30 - Topic to be confirmed.  Whanganui District Library.

11.00 - Palmerston North Library’s new digital heritage repository:Manawatū Heritage. Leith Haarhoff, Digital Strategist, with Heather Glasgow, Heritage Assistant – Photo Collection, Libraries and Community Services, Palmerston North.

11.30 - Wikipedia workshop. Mike Dickison, Curator of Natural History, Whanganui Regional Museum.

12.00 – Lunch – a light finger food lunch is provided (there will be a limited selection of gluten free and vegetarian options provided)

12.45 - Discussion on strategies for maintaining digital files in useable formats i.e. digital artworks and heritage files.  Lead by Jennifer Taylor Moore, Curator of Collections, Sarjeant Gallery.

1.15 - Discussion about social media strategies for increasing visitation and audience participation.  Lead by Jessica Kidd, Assistant Curator, Sarjeant Gallery

1.45 - Open discussion / breakouts.

2.30 - Wind up and farewell

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Sep
27
10:30am10:30am

Hawke’s Bay Regional Digital Forum: GLAM IT

  • Education Suite, MTG Hawke’s Bay (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

GLAM IT - a meet up for those involved in digital innovation within GLAM and Tech sectors. This 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.

Register by 20 September.

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