The Digital Culture Public Sphere Comment: A search on the National Library’s Trove website and a separate search on the National Sound and Film Archives website reveals an opportunity to use technology to provide better exposure to Collections.
A Policy Framework that provides funding for innovation in Digitisation and propagation of innovations through other institutions, perhaps through exchange programs, cadetship, etc and withholds funding for reinvention of the wheel.
Development of Open Source Software by Cultural Institutions, which would allow software and its development to be sharedby organisations would also help improve public access to collections.
Trove would be such an innovation and funding could, for example, be made available to make the National Film and Sound Archive’s catalog available through Trove but not to enhance the current NFSA system independently.
By way of example, currently, a search of HEROES' FAIR AT ANNANDALE in Trove reveals
"SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL AT ANNANDALE.
The net proceeds of a village fair, which was held on Friday, amounting to about £550, are nearly sufficient to complete the sum of £1250, which it is desired to raise for the Annandale Heroes’ Memorial.”
but not the following (though I have now added the following as a comment in trove – which enables crowd sourcing):
Title No: 100748
Title: HEROES’ FAIR AT ANNANDALE, NSW
Processes to Digitise video and audio content for the Web would also be shared. - Marghanita da Cruz
Posted October 6, 2011 at 10:53 pm