Wednesday, 29 November 2017

St Helens History Room Digitisation Case Study

Welcome to St Helen's History Room
The History Room is part of and supported by this Council

The St Helens History Room ​has more than 1000 artefacts displayed thematically to represent the various stages of settlement of this charming town sitting snugly into the north east corner of Tasmania. The History Room houses an extensive photographic collection of around 20,000 + images including individual collections of state significance. 

The curator Kym Matthews prepared this informative presentation shown at the Digital Access to Collections Workshop  and has kindly agreed to share it with you. It shows how the collection sits within their Digital Plan including potential future access. Glyn David Johnson one of the two volunteers working on digitising the collection (mentioned in the powerpoint) attended the Hobart workshop. 

St Helens History Room from Helen Whitty

Note: These blog posts also generate an email to subscribers. If the above powerpoint does not (mysteriously) show in the email simply click on the header and it will take you to the actual blog.

I noticed that the 3 audio visuals from the Digital Access to Collections Workshop did not translate from blog to email (sorry folks). Here are their direct links to Vimeo.

Eddy Steenbergen- Family History Society of Tasmania:
Fiona Gleadow- Port Arthur Historic Site:
Mary Fraser- Wingfield Library DHSS:

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