I have been invited to speak at the upcoming LibMark conference: Content Curation: marketing our collections online.
Content curation is about collecting, organising and presenting information and collections to engage our users. Curation is now a necessity. The web is full of content. Our role as public libraries is to manage and present content in a meaningful way to meet our community needs.
Speakers will include Beth Kanter, Felicity Gilbert and Suzanne Male from Yarra Plenty Regional Library, Daniel Wilksch, Coordinator Digital Projects, Public Records Office Victoria and Kate Chmiel, online writer and editor for Museum Victoria
I will be speaking about Local and Family History projects, in particular showcasing the Wikinorthia website, a joint project with Yarra Plenty Regional Library, Darebin Libraries and Moreland Library, as well as some projects I learned about while on my study tour.
The following is a list of the websites I will discuss or refer to with links for easy access.
Family Search indexing projects (Includes links to Australian projects)
UPDATE: The powerpoint presentation I presented along with other presentations have been uploaded to Slideshare by Libmark and can he accessed here