eNewsletter snapshot: January 2017 
  • The Cultures & Community Project 2017: What's it all about (hint: enhancing the research experience!)
  • Say hello to Naomi Setchell, our new Digital Humanities Guru
  • eRSA's visit to Tasmanian State Library, Archives & Heritage Office (TAHO)
  • Register: ResBaz Melbourne 21 - 23 February 2017
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Welcome our new eNewsletter series. We've created this series to keep you up to date with what’s new, improved and coming up at in the Cultures and Communities sector.

The Cultures & Community Project: What's is all about? 

These new monthly eNewsletters are being coordinated by eRSA in collaboration with Griffith University, VicNode (UoM), Tasmanian Archives and Heritage Office, Queensland State Archives and other participating institutions as part of a national project to provide research support to the Cultures and Communities sector.
The project aims to: 
  • Deliver a data-sharing API
  • Build a Digital Humanities network
  • Encourage community participation
  • Provide a consolidated and sustainable user support service
The eNewsletter will keep you up-to-date with the project’s progress, upcoming training, case studies and tools of the trade

Project Update

I am pleased to report on the progress made under the Cultures and Community Project to date as we have made significant achievements in key areas. Our Advisory Board and Technical Advisory Board will meet in Melbourne on the 7th of February, all our project milestones are either complete or on track, and significant project activity is occurring around connectivity improvements, user support, training, events and communications.

Say hello to Naomi Setchell

We recently welcomed Naomi Setchell to the eRSA team, as our new User Experience Coordinator (Digital Humanities).   

Her role sees her working with researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities, and heritage professionals, to improve access to cultural collections using digital technologies.

Our visit to TAHO 

On 11 and 12 January, the Cultures and Communities’ Business Analyst, Michael McGuinness, and Digital Humanities User Experience Coordinator, Naomi Setchell, visited the Tasmanian State Library and Archives & Heritage Office (TAHO) to exchange ideas and discuss opportunities to enable archives, cultural heritage institutions and research projects to share standardised data and bring together dispersed data collections.

The Research Bazaar: "Resbaz"

  • Melbourne 21 - 23 February 2017 Register

eRSA will be attending the Melbourne ResBaz to further explore what is needed by the Humanities sector for data and collections management, and how we could effectively contribute to a digital collections community for South Australia using collaborative tools such as Omeka and Figshare. 
ResBaz is free and welcomes researchers from all career stages and walks of life.

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