ABC News Australia: John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John and Savage Garden added to official Sounds of Australia archive

ABC News (Australia): John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John and Savage Garden added to official Sounds of Australia archive. “This will be music to your ears: John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John and Savage Garden are the latest artists to be added to the National Film and Sound Archive’s selection of recordings.”

Brisbane Times: Iconic Stratocaster launches Powerhouse Museum’s virtual collection

Brisbane Times: Iconic Stratocaster launches Powerhouse Museum’s virtual collection. “In the summer of 1963, Jan and Dean and The Beach Boys were top of the pops and so too were Australian surf band The Atlantics with a twangy surf instrumental that made its four band members household names. Fame proved fleeting with The Beatles soon to dominate the music charts but the red Fender Stratocaster used to create that unique reverberated sound is one of the first culturally significant objects in the Powerhouse Museum collection to be digitised.”

Nintendo Life: Australia’s National Film And Sound Archive To Preserve Locally Made Games

Nintendo Life: Australia’s National Film And Sound Archive To Preserve Locally Made Games. “Now that the digital age has arrived, video game preservation is arguably more important than ever. Fortunately, steps are slowly being taken around the world to ensure this industry’s rich history lives on for the benefit of future generations. Down under, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia has announced it will begin to archive locally made games – including the storyboards, artwork, and soundtracks associated with each one.”

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. “