GLAM PEAK AUSTRALIA DIGITAL ACCESS MEETING – CANBERRA 2016

GLAM-PEAK

GLAM PEAK – Digital Access Meeting, National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) 9 May 2016

National Film and Sound Archives, Canberra

National Film and Sound Archives, Canberra (Australia)

We attended the fifth meeting of the representatives of national GLAM (i.e., Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) sector peak bodies in Canberra.

GLAM Peak Notes Meeting – 9 May 2016 by Kate Irvine

Our collective purpose is to work together to advocate for, advise on, and implement the open digital access and discoverability of Australia’s cultural collections.

Those present included: Alex Marsden, Executive Director, Museums Australia; Frank Howarth, President, Museums Australia; Margaret Allen, CEO, State Library of WA, National & State Libraries Australasia (NSLA); Roxanne Missingham, CAUL; Ann McLean, Director Reference and Information Services National Archives of Australia and representing Louise Doyle, Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities (CAARA); Jacqui Uhlmann, National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA); Lyndall Osbourne, AIATSIS; Meredith Foley, Executive Director, Council of Australian Museum Directors (CAMD); Diedre Kiorgaard, National Library of Australia; Bernadette Flynn, Online Outreach Officer, Federation of Australian Historical Societies (FAHS); Sue McKerracher, CEO, ALIA; Michael Loebenstein, Director, National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA); Tina Parolin, Director, Academy of the Humanities; Kate Irvine, Executive Officer, National and State Libraries Australia; Monica Telesny, Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).

I represented the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) on a national level, as well as University of Newcastle (Australia) Cultural Collections on a regional level.

Most around the table would applaud our host, Michael Loebenstein’s opening statements in acknowledging what a great initiative the GLAM meetings really are, and how honoured he was to be included, and playing an active role, in together shaping the national policy and agenda evolving around the Australian community’s digital access to its cultural heritage.

The Objectives of this meeting were:

  • to review, discuss and agree scope and implementation of the revised joint project funded through Catalyst
  • to develop a short joint agenda for a number of forthcoming elections
  • to discuss common issues of concern with local government – ALGA
  • to agree on timing and issues to cover as part of GLAM Peak’s submission to the Commonwealth Budget deliberations at the end of 2016, as well as future areas of interest.

CATALYST

Catalyst Submission

There was good news and bad news. The good news was that we were successful in gaining funding, the bad news was that it was successful for one sixth of the funding asked for, over a period of one year as opposed to three years in the original submission. Therefore a revision of objectives was in order.

It was recommended that:

(A) we concentrate on ensuring a tangible outcome in the form of the ‘toolkit’ that would supply all organisations large or small will all they needed to know about the processes of digitisation and how to get their digital content out there. The project team would be responsible to compiling all the documentation probably already out there in various forms and distilling it into an easy to ready “how to” for cultural organisations great and small. So we can avoid re-inventing all wheels.

(B) that we will have a workshop at the next meeting of the GLAM PEAK to showcase case studies for cultural institutions that already do digital access well, and those that don’t, so that we have an idea of what is already going on out there, at all levels. This will give participants the opportunity to share what they do well, and where they don’t.

(C) that we would also identify potential business partners that would be prepared to invest in the national initiative across the GLAM sector.

 

Expression of Interest

Digital Access to Australia’s Collections: An initiative of the peak bodies of the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums

Expressions of interest are sought for two roles to deliver a digital access project for the GLAM Peak Bodies Roundtable. We require project management and research (desk and fieldwork). These roles could be performed by one person or by two depending on skills and experience.

The project is worth a total of $150,900, with $72,000 available for this element. The project will run from June to December 2016 with the potential for further engagement in future years.

We are seeking an individual/individuals who have project management and research skills. You must have knowledge and experience working with galleries, libraries, archives, museums, historical societies and/or in humanities research. Ideally, you will have worked across several of these parts of the GLAM sector.

The deliverables are a report, a draft framework and toolkit prototype to enable smaller institutions in the sector to make their collections discoverable online.

Expressions of interest are invited by midnight on 5 June 2016, sent by email tocassie.tuckwell@sl.nsw.gov.au

For further information, please contact:

Sue McKerracher, Australian Libraries and Information Association,sue.mckerracher@alia.org.au

Kate Irvine, National and State Libraries Australasia, nsla@slv.vic.gov.au

See: https://www.alia.org.au/employment-and-careers/jobs/14348/eoi-two-roles-digital-access-australias-collections

 

ADVOCACY

Joint Agenda for Elections

To date the GLAM peak bodies have come together to provide joint statements on Copyright Reform , the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Support of TROVE. Discussions ranged over areas we could provide overarching advocacy and support in the areas of innovation, telecommuncations (NBN) infrastructure, education, research, Indigenous access and culture and disaster proofing. Repositioning the GLAM sector in the hearts and minds of the nation’s decision makers is of crucial importance to the future resilience of civil society and civilisation. For instance, imagine what can be gained by understanding Aboriginal cultural practices and heritage, embodied in the “archives in the field”,  the rock art and engraving sites, the keys to 50,000+ years of human survival and innovation on this continent. And imagine what it can teach us in managing our local environmental problems, changes due to climate change and industrial era pollution and contamination of land, sea and air. So the GLAM sector can reposition itself in the same league as HEALTH or EDUCATION, as an Australian RESILIENCE, SURVIVAL & CIVILISATION ENABLER. The digital infrastructure we can imagine as a MEMORY CULTURE SILK ROAD, or CULTURAL MEMORY HIGHWAY, enabling everyone free digital access to the wisdom of the past to enable new actions in the present that create a better future and world.

There was also discussion about creating linkages with Humanities Research organisations, in creating a unified voice as science does when speaking to Government. It was important to push for an exemption for national cultural institutions from the “efficiency dividend”. Not only are the institutions reeling from budget cuts, there is further pressure to provide surpluses. Why?

With so many young people unemployed wouldn’t it be great if we could establish as national cultural heritage-digitial humanities-creative industries GLAM AUSTRALIA TRAINEE or APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME to train the nation’s future archivists, conservators, librarians, curators, archaeologists, digital education virtualist innovators, etc etc while at the same time providing the local historical society or museum down the road with a young person (who is paid), and can help digitise their significance items for global exposure and preservation.

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It was RESOLVED that a group would work on distilling the ideas from the whiteboard into a joint statement to our political leaders at Federal, State and Local levels.

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There were also updates on the state of TROVE, and the copyright reforms. The National Library of Australia had appointed Deloitte Digital to investigate a variety of funding scenarios and report back by the end of June 2016. It would not affect what is already in TROVE, but there would probably be limitations on what might be possible in future. On the copyright front things were going well until the election was called, and now will have to be re-visited after the outcome of the July 2 poll.

LOCAL-GOV

Monica Telesny, from the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) provided a briefing on their working relationship with Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). They are the voice of local government representing over 650 councils around the nation. They employ over 188,000 people, administer funding in the billions, and expressed the importance to their members that cultural institutions such as libraries, art galleries and museums (and I hope archives) have in their communities.  They were very interested in supporting and becoming closely involved with the GLAM PEAK bodies, and we welcomed the association.

NEXT-STEPS

Discussions were also had over the collective image of the GLAM peak bodies, ideas ranges from GLAM AUSTRALIA to GLAM PEAK AUSTRALIA, finally deciding we would be known as GLAM PEAK.

Those interested in the fields of digital humanities and what can be achieved with archives & records need to see Professor Hamish Maxwell’s trail blazing Digital Panopticon presentation delivered at 2015’s Australian Society of Archivists’ Conference in Hobart, it was ground breaking and exciting and essential viewing for GLAMers.

NEXT MEETING is scheduled for late July – Early August 2016 and will include a workshop.

The day concluded with a tour of the amazing fascilities and film and audio specialists deep within the labyrinth of the National Film and Sound Archive.

 

STOP PRESS

Greg Andrews, Director, Arts Sector Investment, Creative Victoria emailed an update on the report prepared by the Digital Technologies Working Group of the Meeting of Cultural Ministers.

This final report is now publicly available from the MCM website at http://mcm.arts.gov.au/digital-technologies-working-group via the Work of the MCM webpage.

The report establishes a baseline of activity, practice and achievement in the use of digital technologies within state-owned collecting organisations. It also canvasses barriers to increasing access through digital technology, as well as opportunities for collaborative action and issues relating to community collections. The report also demonstrates a wide variety of innovative ways in which state-owned institutions are currently using new technology to extend access to collections, target new audiences and engage the public interactively with collections.

Questions regarding the report can be referred to Greg Andrews or Chrisopher McDermott or on 03 8683 3202.

 

Gionni Di Gravio
University Archivist, UON
Councillor, Australian Society of Archivists (ASA)
Chair, Hunter (Living) Histories Initiative (Coal River Working Party)

 

 

Digital Humanities Project- History of Shanghaiing in Newcastle

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Source: Norm Barney Photographic Collection, held by Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle

A new post on the Coal River working site and the first contribution from Cultural Collections’ new ‘Historian in Residence’, Patrick Lindus. This post looks at shanghaiing and associations with blackbirding in Newcastle, through a survey of written, visual and oral sources. This project develops ideas about the study of history in the digital age, and role of digital humanities, archives and oral histories. Link to the post can is HERE.

If you are interested in finding out more about Newcastle’s maritime history, Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle has a wealth of sources covering this area. Here is a document containing a list of some sources relevant to maritime history located in Cultural Collections. ARCHIVES RELATING TO THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY
If you can give us any information about Shanghaiing in Newcastle and the Labour Schooner the Coquette, please comment, or send us an email to archives@newcastle.edu.au

 

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Please help us to identify a couple of photos

Helen Myers, one of our wonderful volunteers, has just finished scanning and uploading 44 images from the Goldthorpe Glass Plate Negatives Collection. Some of our viewers have kindly identified some of the Tasmanian railway photos. However, we need some help with a couple of others.

The first one is a street view of a small town with some cars in front of shops. If you view the full sized photo by clicking the one below, it is possible to see the number plates.

 

The second is a photo of John Albert Goldthorpe’s garage in Auburn, NSW. The vehicle in the foreground is interesting, and we are hoping someone can tell us about it. If you can give us any information about either photo, please comment, or send us an email to archives@newcastle.edu.au

 

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THEATRES ON CAMPUS

This finding aid has been prepared to assist Architecture students researching this subject.

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UON ARCHIVES RELATING TO THEATRES ON CAMPUS

FILES

TRINITY THEATRE, Newcastle:
A5424 (i) Correspondence and papers, 1973 – 1976 [including a photocopy of a plan of the Arts/Drama Theatre, University of Newcastle].

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – VICE-CHANCELLOR’S UNIT:
A5533 10/74 University theatres.

BASDEN, DR. RALPH, FOUNDATION WARDEN OF NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE and HONORARY RESEARCH FELLOW, DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY:
A5621 (iv) The Gazette, University of Newcastle, containing Opening of the Chemistry building and the Science Lecture Theatre

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – SECRETARY’S DIVISION – PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLICITY OFFICER – J. ARMSTRONG:
A5622 (x) University of Newcastle Arts/Drama Theatre. [Architectural details and plans.] [Pamphlet – two copies – n.d.]

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT – DR. C.G. CURTHOYS:
A5627 (ix) Conferring of Honorary Degrees and Opening of the Chemistry building and the Science lecture theatre, Friday, September 5th, 1969. [Programme.]

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – SECRETARY’S DIVISION – PRINTER – R. REYNOLDS:
A5657 a (ix) The University of Newcastle Arts/Drama Theatre. [n.d.]
A5673 (xii) Printed papers relating to the Arts Drama Theatre, Fine Arts and Music, including a list of Australian Academics interested in Fine Arts, 1976 – 1978.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – PHYSICS DEPARTMENT – FOUNDATION PROFESSOR – PROFESSOR ELLYETT:
A5800 Science Lecture Theatre, 1969 – 1970.

PURDUE, FRANK OUTEN JENSEN – LORD MAYOR OF NEWCASTLE:
A6197A(viii) Conferring of honorary degrees and opening of the Chemistry building and the Science lecture theatre, September, 1969.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – SECRETARY’S DIVISION – SECRETARY – P.D. ALEXANDER:
A6260 (viii) Opening of Science Lecture Theatre and Chemistry Building, September 11th, 1969.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – FACULTY OF MEDICINE – DEAN – PROFESSOR DAVID MADDISON AND PROFESSOR JOHN HAMILTON and ACTING DEAN – G. KELLERMAN:
A7126 (viii) Medical illustration and lecture theatre correspondence, 1980.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE- SECRETARY’S DIVISION – UNIVERSITY SECRETARY – MR. P.D. ALEXANDER:
A7241 (vi) Committee established to investigate the size of lecture theatres – papers, May – June, 1976. [In pencil – this file is misplaced.] [Refer also to B11624.]

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES BRANCH: (March, 1992.)
A7282 (iii) EO1 Lecture Theatre: Electrical and Mechanical, 1975.

ROYAL NEWCASTLE HOSPITAL: (May, 1993)
A7377 (v) Lecture theatres, conference rooms, and the auditorium – booking lists, equipment requisitions, correspondence, memoranda and report on teaching facilities, 1972 – 1982.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES (PREVIOUSLY THE PLANNER’S DIVISION, THEN PROPERTY DIVISION): [Received: April, 1994]: [Accessioned: October, 1996.]
A7823 (vi) Two copies of Specification for Maths/Lecture Theatre Block : Computer Room Air Conditioning Plant, 1974.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES (PREVIOUSLY THE PLANNER’S DIVISION, THEN PROPERTY DIVISION): (Conduit: Mark Adamthwaite, Central Registry): [Received: February, 1996]: [Accessioned: November, 1996.]
A7842 (iii) Lecture and drama theatres (General), 1975 – 1991.
A7854 (v) Building Contract for Science Lecture Theatre with W. Pinfold Pty, Ltd (1.S1), 30th December, 1968.
A7854 (xi) Tenders for Electrical Services at Arts/Drama Theatre (1.S7), November, 1971.
A7854 (xii) Tenders for Mechanical Services at Arts/Drama Theatre (1.S8), November, 1971.
A7855 (xiii) Tenders for Mechanical and Electrical Services Mathematics/Lecture Theatre Complex, (1.M5), March, 1972 – February, 1973.
A7856 (xii) Contract and tender documents relating to Lecture Theatre EO1, (1.L5), June, 1975 – August, 1975.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES (PREVIOUSLY PLANNER’S DIVISION, THEN PROPERTY DIVISION) – ASSISTANT ARCHITECT – K. NEILSON: [Received: April, 1994]: [Accessioned: October/November, 1996.]
A7862 (viii) Correspondence, papers and plans relating to Drama Theatre, May, 1987 – August, 1989.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – SECRETARY’S DIVISION – REGISTRY:
B11143 Facilities at Shortland: Policy and Procedure for Use of Hire Including Great Hall and Arts/Drama Theatre; Vice-Chancellor Policy on Use of Buildings by University Clubs and Societies, 1965 – 1972 – File 5/22.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – SECRETARIAT – REGISTRY: [Received June, 1989.]
B11566 Policy & procedure for use or hire including Great Hall and Arts/Drama theatre. V/C policy on use of buildings by University clubs and societies, 1973 – 1986, 1973 – 1984 – 5/22.
Lecture Theatres:
B11624 Seating 35mm projection – 15/21.
Size – discussions 1976 (see also 1/73 – visual aids), 1964 – 1986.
Social Sciences:
B11647-48 Including Arts/Drama Theatre, 1975 – 1986 – 15/50.
Drama Studio – 1979, 1978 – 1984 – 15/50A.
Hiring – 5/22;
Opening ceremony – 1/7a.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES BRANCH:
B13522 Social Sciences, Part 4, Anti-static floors; Arts/Drama Theatre, 1968 – 1975.
B13547 Science Lecture Theatre, 1967 – 1970.
B13560 Lecture Theatre EO1, Part 1, 1974 – 1977.
B13561 Lecture Theatre EO1, Part 2, 1974 – 1976.
B13562 Drama Theatre, 1976 – 1980.
B13616 Drama Theatre, Sub Contract Correspondence; …
B13619 Science Lecture Theatre, Social Sciences Building, Sub Contract Correspondence, 1968 – 1974.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES (PREVIOUSLY PLANNER’S DIVISION, THEN PROPERTY DIVISION): [Received 7 April, 1994.]
B14270 Construction contract documents relating to Mechanical Services in Arts Administration and Drama Theatre, Auchmuty Sports Centre, Biological Sciences and Chemistry Buildings, 1964 – 1975.
B14273 Construction contract documents relating to Mechanical Services in Main Lecture Theatre, Metallurgy, Physics, Pumping Stations, Science Lecture Theatre, Social Sciences, Staff House and Union, 1969 – 1973.
B15295 Electrical contract documents for Arts/Drama Theatre, Social Sciences, Staff House, Pavilion, Library Stage I, II and Union Stage I buildings, 1965 – 1973.
B15303 Documents and plans relating to electrical services for Science Lecture Theatre and Great Hall buildings, 1968 – 1980.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES (PREVIOUSLY PLANNER’S DIVISION, THEN PROPERTY DIVISION): (Conduit: Mark Adamthwaite, Central Registry.) [Received February, 1996.]
B15438 Theatres – Drama Theatre, Drama Workshop, BO1, EO1, HO1 (Basden), 1970 – 1992.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – NCAE / HIHE / UNIVERSITY PHOTOGRAPHER – JOHN FREUND: (Conduit: Bruce Turnbull.) [Date received: 1 April, 2004.]
B16400 Negatives and positive proofs picturing rooms within Newcastle College of Advanced Education buildings, including the Griffith Duncan Theatre, 1984.

NEWCASTLE TEACHERS’ COLLEGE / NEWCASTLE COLLEGE OF ADVANCED EDUCATION / HUNTER INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION: (Conduit: Keith Powell, Information and Publicity Unit.) [Received: c.1994.]
B16485 Album including photographs of … presentation of an honorary fellowship to Griffith Duncan by Leslie Gibbs on the occasion of the naming of the Griffith Duncan Theatre, 1975.

C1552 RD1539/97 BUILDINGS – CONSTRUCTION OF LECTURE THEATRE EO1 – correspondence and papers – 1972 to 1977 [ Includes quotation requests, site reports, financial documents, and documents concerning the liquidation of Convar Pty Ltd. ] 18/10/1977 Staff in Confidence
C1562 RD1540/98 BUILDINGS – SCIENCE LECTURE THEATRE (LATER NAMED THE BASDEN THEATRE) – correspondence, tenders and contracts + minutes of the Bio-Science Lecture Theatre Briefing Committee – 1966 to 1976 [ NB OLD SERIES FILE NO 15/041 ] 6/01/1976 Staff in Confidence
C1920 N/A 5. Central Coast Campus – Design Briefs for Hospitality, Lecture Theatre, Library, Science Laboratories, Site Works, Staff Offices, Student Amenities and Student Services – August 1992.

 

MAPS

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT – PROFESSOR KEN W. ROBINSON
MAP #: M1498
SERIES: University of Newcastle Social Sciences Building plans
TITLE: University of Newcastle Social Sciences Building site plan
SURVEYOR/CARTOGRAPHER/PUBLISHER:
DATE: December 1969
SCALE: 1” = 40 ft
FORMAT: Tracing
SUBJECT/AREA/FEATURES: Shows buildings adjacent to social sciences building: Theatre, Geography department, economics, commerce, psychology, bank, union staff house.
NOTES:

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MAP #: M1527
SERIES: University of Newcastle Geography Department plans of details of built in furniture: sheet 17
TITLE: Department of Geography sheet 17
SURVEYOR/CARTOGRAPHER/PUBLISHER:
DATE:
SCALE:
FORMAT:
SUBJECT/AREA/FEATURES: Fixed lectern/ projector unit for lecture theatres no.s 1 & 3. Mobile lectern/ overhead projector unit for lecture theatres 1 & 3
NOTES:

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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – BURSARS DIVISION – ASSISTANT BURSAR GEORGE WALKER
MAP #: M2309
SERIES: University of Newcastle plans
TITLE: [Book of plans of University buildings]
CARTOGRAPHER/ SURVEYOR/ PUBLISHER: Laurie and Heath Architects.
DATE: 1965
SCALE:
FORMAT: Book of prints of plans.
SUBJECT/ AREA/ FEATURES: Main building, Arts and Administration, Lecture Theatre, Geology building floor plans, Physics building.
NOTES:

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PROPERTY DIVISION
MAP #: M4039
SERIES: Campus and building plans. Record plans
TITLE: …Main building Arts and Administration. Drawing No.1
CARTOGRAPHER/ SURVEYOR/ PUBLISHER: Laurie and Heath Architects
DATE: 1965
SCALE: 1/8” = 1 ft
FORMAT: Record plans mounted on cardboard
SUBJECT/ AREA/ FEATURES: Lower ground floor administration building, and lower ground and Main floor Lecture Theatre. (BOI)
NOTES:

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MAP #: M4049
SERIES: Campus and building plans. Building 2
TITLE: …Building 2 – Physics Building
CARTOGRAPHER/ SURVEYOR/ PUBLISHER: Laurie and Heath Architects
DATE:
SCALE: 1/16 = 1’ 0”
FORMAT: Prints
SUBJECT/ AREA/ FEATURES: Proposed Lecture Theatre Physics
NOTES:

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MAP #: M4050
SERIES: Campus and building plans. Science Lecture Theatre.
TITLE: Newcastle University Science Lecture
CARTOGRAPHER/ SURVEYOR/ PUBLISHER: Laurie and Heath Architects
DATE: Revised 1968
SCALE: Various
FORMAT: 16 prints of plans fastened together
SUBJECT/ AREA/ FEATURES:
NOTES:

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MAP #: M4093
SERIES: University of Newcastle Campus and building plans: Lecture Theatre
TITLE: [Science] Lecture Theatre [Basden theatre?]
CARTOGRAPHER/ SURVEYOR/ PUBLISHER: Rodd and Hay and Associates
DATE: December 1974
SCALE: 1: 100
FORMAT: 9 plans
SUBJECT/ AREA/ FEATURES:
NOTES:

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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – HUXLEY LIBRARY
MAP #: M4366 – M4369
SERIES: Plans of Newcastle Teachers College Stage 2
TITLE: Newcastle Teachers College stage 2 small and large lecture theatres sections and details.
CARTOGRAPHER/ SURVEYOR/ PUBLISHER: E.H. Farmer Government Architect
Fisher Jackson and Hudson Architects
DATE: 11th September 1970
SCALE: ¼” = 1 ft
¼ full size
FORMAT: Print
SUBJECT/ AREA/ FEATURES: No. 61 of 70
62, 63, 64
65 of 70
NOTES:

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ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES BRANCH (PREVIOUSLY PLANNER’S DIVISION, THEN PROPERTY DIVISION). (ID 9000)
M4454. Plan of Alterations and Additions to Drama Theatre, June, 1987.

 

UNIVERSITY PHOTOGRAPHS

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – SECRETARY’S DIVISION, THEN VICE-CHANCELLOR’S UNIT, – PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLICITY OFFICER – J. ARMSTRONG:
P6 Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Science, the Hon. C. B. Cutler, unveiling plaque at official opening of the Science Lecture Theatre, September, 1969.
P168 Work on the Arts Building, March, 1965. [Main lecture theatre 1301 on left].

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – PHYSICAL PLANNING AND ESTATES BRANCH – SECOND UNIVERSITY PLANNER – MR. D.D. MORRIS:
P315 Chemistry Building and Basden Theatre.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – VICE-CHANCELLOR’S UNIT – SECOND VICE-CHANCELLOR – PROFESSOR D.W. GEORGE:
P337 Arts Building and lecture theatre, July, 1965.
P348 First lecture theatre, and approach, c. 1966.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – ADMINISTRATION – SECRETARY’S DIVISION, THEN VICE-CHANCELLOR’S UNIT, – PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLICITY OFFICER – J. ARMSTRONG:
P411 University Arts – Drama Theatre under construction, c. 1975.
P661 Towards Drama Theatre.

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE – PUBLICATIONS AND PUBLICITY OFFICER – (ORIGINALLY INFORMATION OFFICER, LATER MEDIA AND MARKETING) – JOHN ARMSTRONG AND KEITH POWELL, JOHN MINER 1991 – 1994:
P798/9 Lecture theatre filled with students; Professor D. George receiving cheque from Chair of Convocation; Professor C. Renwick, also pictured from right are Directors of the Foundation, Mr. J Lambert, Dr. K White, Mr. M Falconer and Mr. R Arvidson.

CENTRAL COAST CAMPUS FRIENDS COMMITTEE:
P891 Lecture theatre set up for celebration of the 10th anniversary of medical education at the University.

LIBRARY
P1458 Lecture theatre set up for celebration of the 10th anniversary of medical education at the University.
P1587 Griffith Duncan Theatre
P1768/28 Dr Kevin Bell speaking to Year 12 Students in the Basden Theatre Approximately 5,000 students from schools in Newcastle the Hunter Valley, Sydney, the Central Coast, the North Coast, the North West and the West.
P1771/57 Three men standing outside the Drama Theatre
P2998/130 Students in a lecture theatre
P3027/51 ? Lecture Theatre being built
P3028/38 Lecture Theatre
P3029/12 Lecture Theatre 10/11/64
P3029/29 Lecture Theatre
P3029/51 Arts and Drama Theatre
P3029/61-62 Lecture Theatre
P3029/64 Lecture Theatre
P3030/26 Lecture Theatre
P3034/01-10 Construction of new 550-seat Lecture Theatre, Mathematics/Science
P3034/11 Lecture Theatre
P3034/19-23 Sci/Maths Lecture Theatre 1990
P3034/24 New 550 Seats Lecture Theatre Maths / Science 1990
P3036/04 200 Seat lecture Theatre
P3038/01 Over crowding at Maths Lecture before the new Lecture Theatre 1989
P3038/18 Over crowding at Maths Lecture before the new Lecture Theatre 1989
P3042/03-10 The Griffith Duncan Theatre and the main building of H.I.H.E (Hunter Building)
( List compiled by Gregg Heathcote, May 2016. )

Bimblebox

Bimblebox

BIMBLEBOX : art – science – nature

EXHIBITION 4 MAY – 11 JUNE 2016

A touring exhibition about the Bimblebox Nature Refuge in Central Queensland.

Please join the exhibition curator, Beth Jackson, for the launch at the University Gallery:
Friday 6 May from 5pm

SPECIAL GALLERY EVENT:

Curator Talk with Beth Jackson at the University Gallery:
Saturday 7 May at 12:30pm

‘THE PAST MATTERS’ Rock Art & Indigenous Heritage Workshop

The Hunter (Living) History Initiative has organised a one-day workshop on heritage preservation approaches with a particular focus on Rock Art and Indigenous heritage Download program HERECapture.PNG

WHEN: Friday 20th May 2016, 8.30am- 4.00pm

WHERE: Auchmuty Library – Room – L326, University of Newcastle University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308

WORKSHOP PROGRAM
Registration 8-00am for 8.30 start

CHAIR Dr Bernie Curran

Dr Amir Mogadam
Kulturpolitiks, the Question of Conservation

Gionni di Gravio & Dr Ann Hardy
Indigenising the City: Embodying Aboriginal knowledge and wisdom into planning frameworks to create sustainable cities of the future

Dr Greg Blyton
Conservation from an Indigenous perspective

Tim Davidson
“Virtual Heritage: Experiencing the past through Virtual Reality”

Dr Jillian Huntley
Colouring colonisation – the emergence of rock art and modern human dispersal to Australia

Dr Bernadette Drabsch
Visualising and Contextualising the rock art sites of the Hunter: Conservation through Education

Emeritus Professor John Fryer
Recording Rock Art: Techniques and Experiences Locally and in UK

Members of the Public are welcome to attend this free session

RSVP is essential – contact Ann Hardy 49215824 or 0438509139 on ann.hardy@newcastle.edu.au by Friday 13th May.

For location see MAP for location of Auchmuty Library.

Kindly supported by Cultural Collections, University of Newcastle Library & the Hunter (Living) History Initiative

Lost Newcastle Oral History Project

The Lost Newcastle Oral History Project is a community resource to gather social and cultural histories of the Hunter Region through digital oral history- audio/audio-visual recordings. The following is a Oral History Guide and is also downloadable as a PDF HERE.

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Professor John Burrows, Department of English and Robin Williams, the University of Newcastle, Australia

The Project was inspired by a similar programme undertaken by University of Newcastle that was part of the Open Foundation Course (1986-1989) – known as the Margaret Henry Oral History Archive held at Cultural Collections, University of Newcastle Library. This current project aims to revive stories of Newcastle, the Hunter Valley and its surrounds by recording voices that describe the Region’s cultural, intellectual and social life.

This post includes basic instructions on practice and methods of oral history, how to do an oral history interview, use of new technologies in recording historical information, as well as links to other resources. Also includes ethical practices of oral history (Guidelines, Copyright, Conditions of use). We also recommend Oral History NSW for advice and support.

The following covers some basic steps in conducting an oral history interview.

STEP 1:
WHO TO INTERVIEW

You can choose someone who has an interesting story to tell about the Hunter Region. It could be a friend, relative and someone you know. The may talk about where they used to work, a family business, or a place they grew up, people they knew. Here are some other themes:-

About place, Indigenous Stories, Local Identities, Health & Medicine, Religion, Maritime & Shipping, Industry & Manufacturing, Communications, Coal Mining & the Hunter Coalfields, Transport, Unions & Politics, Military and Defence, Law & Order, Women’s History, Family Business, Retail & business, Migrant Histories, Environment & Heritage, Social history eg. 1960s, the anti-war campaigns.

Also have a listen to some of the interviews from the 1980s- for ideas and inspiration – Margaret Henry oral History Archive.

STEP 2:
RESEARCH TIPS

When you have chosen someone to interview (and they have given consent), you can be guided by your initial contact during informal conversation about a topic that could be covered in an interview, it is also a good idea to ask them to complete a written Interviewee Information Sheet before the formal interview. When you are clear about a topic, it is a good idea to do some general background research. For example, if the person worked in a particular profession or industry you may want to explore this. It is important to have some general understanding of the topic of the interview so that you can formulate suitable questions. Many sources are available on-line, or you may consider contacting  Family history and other Historical Groups for support with research. Cultural Collections at the UON has sources, including Flickr and WordPress.  Local studies at the Newcastle Library also have historical material associated with the Hunter Region, as well as local libraries, museums and historical societies. Also look at Trove.

STEP 3:
WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK IN THE INTERVIEW

The following is a starting point in formulating questions, the more you know about a person before the interview, the more you can adapt questions to gain useful and valuable answers. Here are some Sample Outline of Questions you can use in an oral history interview. Revise these accordingly in line with a person’s specific interests and life experiences.

STEP 4:
TIPS FOR CONDUCTING ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW

How do I ask the questions?

In general, have a basic idea of the themes that will be covered- for example – Work history, growing up in a particularly suburb.

  • Have your first question well planned
  • Open rather than closed questions
  • Remember silence is good
  • Positive body language and being pleasant
  • Give interviewee time to respond to question, don’t interrupt!
  • Don’t be too worried if the interview goes off track
  • Ask the Interviewee for specific examples
  • Ask follow-up questions and then ask some more


STEP 5:

ETHICAL PRACTICE- GRANTING PERMISSION

It is essential to liaise with the interviewee in an honest and respectful manner. Explain to them why you would like to conduct an interview, and allow them to discuss with you what they are happy to talk about, and what they prefer not to discuss. The interviewee always has a right to review, correct and/or withdraw anything in the interview- or decide to grant permission at all. They must be given this opportunity after the interview has been conducted. It is important to discuss Ethical Practices Guidelines, the process and granting permission with the interviewee, here is a Sample Condition of Use Form .

  • It is the responsibility of the interviewer to protect the rights of interviewee
  • Important to ensure objectivity, honesty and integrity

See further information about permissions.Participants must follow the Oral History Australia Guidelines of Ethical Practice 2007.

WHERE CAN RECORDINGS BE KEPT IN PERPETUITY ?

Oral/audio-visual histories can be made digitally available on numerous social platforms- SoundCloud is probably the most popular and widely available. From these social platforms recordings can be embedded in blogs and other social media- new technology enhancing oral histories and digital humanities.

Cultural Collections of the University of Newcastle has agreed to store original audio or audio-visual file in perpetuity, to be made available on their various open source digital platforms (Permissions required).  Audios will be made available to the community via the UONCC SoundCloud, UONCC WordPress and UONCC YouTube sites.

Recordings and permission forms can be sent to Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle, email to archives@newcastle.edu.au

STEP 6:
WHAT DEVICE(S) TO USE

Technology today enables us to easily record oral history interviews. It is up to you as to the device you want to use to record the interview. These may include:-

  • Professional handheld devices are the best option and a good investment if you are serious about doing oral history recordings.
  • Apps for Smartphones and devices – There are many downloadable voice recording Apps for personal devices (iPad, iPhone, androids etc.) Although these may seem simple to use, problems can occur attempting to transfer a recording from a smartphone.
  • Traditional cassette audio tapes – We do not suggest the use of older style cassette tapes, the sound quality is not optimal and cassettes are more difficult to digitise – the UON’s Cultural Collections can digitise cassette and analogue tapes, however is more complex process.Further information can be found here.

STEP 7: 
EDITING & TRANSCRIBING AUDIO RECORDINGS

Most audio digitally recorded can be edited using audio editing software, such as Audacity that is free and easy to use. It has cut, copy and paste functions, reduce noise, and convert file formats. Other professional audio editing software is Audition Adobe. Further information.

Making a summary or transcript of your recording is recommended as best practice. This will allow your interview to be more search-friendly when uploaded on the web, as well as providing clarity and better access for the hearing impaired. oTranscribe is a free online app for transcribing recorded interviews.

For further information contact Dr Ann Hardy, Historian, Creative Industries & Digital Humanities Projects Co-ordinator for Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle, email  ann.hardy@newcastle.edu.au

This Oral History Guide (with Attachments) is also downloadable HERE.


OTHER RESOURCES

JD Somerville Oral History Collection – State Library of South Australia

Oral History and Folklore –  National Library of Australia

Australian Generations Oral History Project  – Monash University

By Word or Mouth – Conducting Oral Histories – A resource book for teachers and student, NSW.

A guide for interviewing veterans past and present.- Australian War Memorial

Oral History– Records and Archives Office – UNSW

Oral History and Realia – National Library of Australia

24 Questions you should ask your parents, while you can – Amy Gibson