ALIA Digitisation & Preservation Group
The ALIA Digitisation & Preservation group as a community of practice will facilitate networking, support, professional development, and share resources for group members from the GLAM sector.
Featured image: Cafe/Corner Store, Noosaville, Saturday 4 April 1925
Courtesy of QUT Digital Collections
Jack Bain (right) and Frank Merritt (left) out the front of the Noosaville Cafe Corner store. Jack would have been twenty years old in this image.
This cafe, store is now a restaurant called Maisie’s 247 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville.
Meet the Executive Team
I am currently the Service Manager for Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Digital Collections/QUT Archive service at Queensland University of Technology. From 1992 until now I have worked in various roles in the Information Profession in Queensland.
As I am committed to lifelong learning I have kept up with the changes in the industry by undertaking further study, reading and professional development, speaking at seminars and conferences and undertaking courses both in Australia and overseas.
Please see my Linkedin profile for more projects I’m working on and my full background.
I have a passion for people, collaboration, libraries and all things smart. I started my library career in rural Australia and 20 years later I have gained experience in public libraries with roles in customer service, branch management, ICT, local studies, digitisation and preservation. In March 2018 I moved to the city of Newcastle in NSW to take on the position of Heritage Collections Digitisation Specialist. In this position I have been instrumental in the implementation of a state of the art Digitisation Lab and have taken the lead on designing workflows and best practices for preservation and access for Newcastle Library’s Heritage Collection.
kerrie.shaw [at] sl.nsw.gov.au
(until June 30 2023)
Cass is the Manager – Access and Discovery at Monash Health Library. She is responsible for maintaining and optimising the library’s collections and online service points to support clinicians, researchers and health professional students in their investigations and education. Cass has a background in librarianship, archives, and records management in health, government, and higher education. She joined the ALIA Digitisation and Preservation core group to keep her skills and knowledge of the topic up to date.
Meet the Committee
I am a Product Owner delivering exceptional digital experiences across a variety of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, and government. My educational background includes a Library and Information Science degree, which has equipped me with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in this field.
In addition to my expertise in product development, I am deeply passionate about the intersection of technology and risk management in digital preservation. I believe that this area of focus is critical for forward-thinking and the preservation of valuable knowledge for future generations.
I have worked in public libraries for twenty years, with some detours in the tertiary and private sector. I’m a qualified archivist and librarian who has worked in the local studies space in Narrm/Melbourne for the last six years where I’ve enjoyed the placemaking and storytelling role of public libraries.
I’m the co-convenor of the Public Libraries Victoria Local Studies Special Interest Group, member of the Joint Victorian Archives Consultative Forum and the Australian Services Union.
My pronouns are she/her.
I am the Systems Librarian at the Department of Defence, however, I spent fourteen years at Griffith University in a variety of roles learning about systems, project management, new library technologies and collaborative initiatives.
As a technologist specialising in library systems and repositories, I aim to deliver user-centered services and enhance access and discoverability of digital collections. I have an interest in the long-term preservation of digital assets, ensuring their integrity through robust storage and preservation solutions.
During my career at Griffith University, I worked on projects such as the Len Webb collection, the LUNA visual art images collection, and the QCA/QCM creative arts research outputs for ERA 2012. Working with the ALIA Digitisation & Preservation Group is a great way to share knowledge and experience.