At a miniconf in 2011 I announced a campaign to Digitise the Dawn*. We raised the cash, the National Library digitised the journal, and it's been available online in Trove for more than 5 years. So now what?
- What lessons can we learn from the campaign?
- How can libraries, archives and communities work together to increase access to past knowledge?
- What can and should we do with this knowledge once it's freely available?
- How do we ensure it lives on if the institutions who host it are defunded?
- Can we ask and answer these and other questions in this session?
Part storytime, part discussion and debate, this session will explore the circus at the intersection of activism, culture and technology.
*Wait. What's "Digitise the Dawn"? See http://digitisethedawn.org/australian-feminist-studies-report
Donna Benjamin is a Project Lead at Catalyst Australia. She is part of a global team of skilled open source technologists, who specialise in developing, designing and supporting enterprise grade systems using open source technologies.
Donna is a passionate advocate of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) solutions for small business and education. In particular, the use of web applications on the Drupal platform, open source graphics tools such as Inkscape and GIMP, and the Moodle and Sugar learning platforms. Donna has taken on a range of leadership roles in the Open Source community, sitting on boards and committees and organising events. She is currently a Director of the Drupal Association and the Open Australia Foundation.