Xinhua: Australian artefacts go global in new digital archive

Xinhua: Australian artefacts go global in new digital archive. “Some of Australia’s most precious artefacts will be available to history buffs all around the world via a new online archive, storing thousands of digitised images from six museum’s collections. Authorities revealed on Tuesday that following a successful trial, six regional galleries from across the state of Victoria will partake in a broad rollout of the initiative.”

National Library of Australia: New eResources portal

National Library of Australia: New eResources portal. “The National Library is excited to announce our new and improved eResources portal! We’ve worked hard to design this new portal, which combines previous functionality with new features that enhance discoverability and make searching easier, more flexible, and more efficient.”

Australian Financial Review: ARIA Awards and Google sign streaming deal for YouTube

Australian Financial Review: ARIA Awards and Google sign streaming deal for YouTube . “Google and the Australian Recording Industry Association have inked a deal for YouTube to broadcast the ARIA Awards and classic clips from live performances from the event from the past three decades.”

Google Blog: “Great Sporting Land” tours Australia’s sports-mad history

Google Blog: “Great Sporting Land” tours Australia’s sports-mad history. “Australians have a passion for sports—so much that it was perfectly normal for the Prime Minister to give the entire country the day off when they won a boat race back in 1983. Over generations, Australia’s favorite pastimes have shaped the country’s identity, values and culture. Along with the Melbourne Cricket Club, Australian Football League, National Portrait Gallery and the North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club, Google Arts & Culture is showcasing the people, moments and places that led Australia to become the ‘Great Sporting Land’ it is today. “

National Library of Australia: Australian Libraries Join Forces to Build National Digital Collection

National Library of Australia: Australian Libraries Join Forces to Build National Digital Collection. “Australia’s national, state and territory libraries have come together in a world-first collaboration to build a national digital collection, with the new national edeposit service (NED) launching this week. For more than 100 years, publishers have been legally required to deposit published works in Australian libraries. With the creation of NED, Australian libraries now have the digital infrastructure to preserve Australia’s documentary heritage for future generations, in the same way they always have for print.”

ABC News (Australia): Indigenous ranger’s quest to preserve Simpson Desert knowledge and 60,000-year-old history of his people

ABC News (Australia): Indigenous ranger’s quest to preserve Simpson Desert knowledge and 60,000-year-old history of his people. “An Aboriginal elder from south-west Queensland wants to preserve the 60,000-year-old culture and history of his people and the story of their life in the Simpson Desert before it is too late.”

Mirage News: John Farnham online exhibition celebrates Australian superstar ahead of 70th birthday

Mirage News: John Farnham online exhibition celebrates Australian superstar ahead of 70th birthday. “The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) has launched John Farnham: The Voice, a new online-only exhibition celebrating the only Australian artist to have a No. 1 album in five consecutive decades. The exhibition… coincides with Farnham’s upcoming 70th birthday on 1 July 2019.”