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Cultural Institutions

Strategies for preserving content that is born digital

Strategies for preserving content that is born digital - as it is equally important as preserving other cultural content. More and more of Australia's new cultural content is born digital. Many cultural works, including film, sound, computer games, art works, websites, personal records, government records, literature, etc., are created digitally, distributed digitally, and often only exist in their digital manifestations. ...more »

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NBN and the Arts - a percent for content and capacity

At $36 billion, the National Broadband Network (NBN) is the largest infrastructure project in Australia’s history. The NBN is a key element of the Government’s National Digital Economy Strategy and its goal to position Australia as one of the world’s leading digital economies by 2020[1]. Achieving this goal will require investing in people as well as infrastructure. In the US for example, 10% of the $7billion dollar budget ...more »

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Policy & funding to support cross-disciplinary collaborations

Through collaboration we see innovation, and the ability to be more competitive globally. The creation of an environment for sharing innovative technologies, ideas and, where possible, competitive advantages over other development territories. For funding grants applicants should demonstrate and deliver on a strategy to collaborate with and engage cross-sector skills for funding in the arts. This would help overcome ...more »

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Support for incubator projects

Larger scope for trying out ideas rather than focusing on just any one project, incubator projects can help. For example in games: talent is here in Australia, need to foster experimental training environment to allow Australian style to come through. The funding by government and industry of a national, experimental incubator/laboratory workshops, perhaps in a regional NBN hub such as Armidale, where a range of arts ...more »

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Promote Australia as hub of creative excellence & innovation

National narrative of Australia as hub of cultural excellence and innovation - Australia needs to be promoted internationally for our strengths in digital arts, industries and cultural heritage. Change how Australia is presented internationally to highlight our skills and success as a hub of digital creativity and international success, rather than the commonly presented perspective of Australia as beach and forests. ...more »

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Improve digital accessibility for low socio-economic households

Programs to support low socio-economic households to get Internet access at home at an affordable price. If culture is to be the stuff of economic as well as social interactions, then there is a greater need to ensure freedom of expression. Our creative freedom will be driving commercial and social processes, so the ability of culture to continually develop and be inclusive will feed economic and social success. Over ...more »

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Cultural Institutions

Require linked open data for cultural collections

Linked Open Data: Linked Open Data enables cultural collections to be shared and linked without the need for top-down aggregation. Massive projects like Europeana are embracing LOD as an effective means of sharing, enriching, accessing and re-using cultural metadata. The LOD-LAM movement is gaining traction within large cultural institutions such as the Smithsonian. Shared identifiers: Cultural collections metadata typically ...more »

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Cultural Institutions

Skills development for digitising of collections

In order to make them available to all through digital means - in all GLAM institutions involves dealing with a huge backlog legacy. It also involves a much broader range of skills than are traditionally associated with museums, libraries, galleries - namely curatorial/registrar/collection management skills. We need the skills of photographers, filmmakers, illustrators, sound recordists, web designers and ICT professionals. ...more »

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Tax incentives that makes Australia competitive (eg Canada)

This includes development of a tax incentive scheme to encourage inward and local investment into the local creative industries (eg games industry), We need tax incentives to make us competitive with comparable countries like Canada. Indirect financial support through incentives or tax exemptions would bring us closer in line with comparable countries such as Canada where (particularly in Montreal, see Ubisoft Montreal ...more »

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Establish a Digital Inclusion Initiative for Australia

Establish a Digital Inclusion Initiative for Australia - The NBN is quite possibly the largest single investment in cultural infrastructure that has ever been known in Australia. However, many sectors of the arts, the creative industries and wider communities are unprepared to take advantage of opportunities, are facing many challenges in relation to technological change, and may be further disadvantaged by digital exclusion ...more »

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Establish permissive copyright (eg CC) as default for GLAMs

Central to the success of public access to cultural heritage and many emerging business models is the availability of user-friendly legal tools which deliver and maintain the open access status of the archived materials. This is fundamentally important to ensure that all digital materials remain available to all for lawful re-use, and to be available in a user friendly format to foster creative activities and enterprises ...more »

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Cultural Institutions

Encourage partnerships to share infrastructure (policy/funding)

Such as licensing, source code, open access. There needs to be partnerships between large/state and regional institutions to meet shared outcomes. Shared infrastructure: Establishing ways to easily share information about collections, artefacts, events, etc between GLAM institutions, whether that be through shared infrastructure, common APIs/standards, an integration/interoperability layer on top of existing systems ...more »

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Establish a national policy & legislation for orphaned works

Cultural institutions hold a large number of orphan works (where a copyright holder cannot be located) and are restricted from providing access to these materials for fear of litigation and negative attacks from lobby groups. To give an idea of the intimidating landscape for cultural institutions wanting to provide digital access to these orphan works, recent media coverage of HathiTrust and Georgia State Universityactions ...more »

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Create a Distributed National Collection (public archive)

Establish a free and reusable open access archive of Australia's cultural heritage particularly that which is owned and managed by the public sector. This archive can be used to foster creative innovation in and beyond Australia. When this archive is matched with new business models, the archive can open up new revenue streams and opportunities. It can also help Australians of all ages be aware of and engaged with Australia's ...more »

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Longer-term funding options for arts projects

Longer-term funding built-in to project support for the arts - The National Cultural Policy articulates the need for the widest possible participation of diverse communities in arts and culture. This requires multi-year funding for communities and community arts and cultural development organisations. Not one year, three year or four year funding. We are talking about funding for over six and ten year periods.

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Recognition of community arts & cultural devel as core arts

Recognition of community arts and cultural development as ‘core arts’ - The community arts and cultural development sector has led a range of digital inclusion initiatives that are building participation, pathways into the creative industries, as well as producing vibrant and innovative content and cultural output with international resonance. This needs to be recognised and formally stated in the National Cultural Policy ...more »

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Prioritise funding and strategies for digitisation in GLAMs

Need funding and strategies to be put in place for digitisation of cultural heritage. If the digitisation strategy targets both preservation *and* access, then that may help. NCP should fund cultural institutions to do work, not policy people or consultants, otherwise skills lost. The need for funding has been made clear to government including through the report of Professor John Quiggan to Gov 2.0. He concluded that ...more »

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Games development

Comparable games ratings system to other countries

xBox already has a thriving Community games community using on free and platform known as XNA (that can publish to any platform xBox just being one of them). However in Australia because of "rating" madness this community is disappled on Australian IP addresses. Blocking this community is the video equivelent of blocking Youtube for the movie making community. Rather than looking for corporate solutions I think we also ...more »

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Cultural Institutions

Establish ways to share info between GLAMs - interoperability

Establishing ways to easily share information about collections, artefacts, events, etc between GLAM institutions, whether that be through shared infrastructure, common APIs/standards, an integration/interoperability layer on top of existing systems or whatever best enables GLAMs to share information and thus better facilitate collaboration and aggregation.

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Support partnerships for developing digital content

For example partnerships with cultural institutions, university faculties and coastal Indigenous communities interested in developing research around collections and creating digital content for schools, museums and communities. A particular interest is identifying projects that could relate to communities identified as regional hub sites under the NBN.

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Preserving local content

What if film makers and artists were funded to lodge the results of their work in a GLAM organisation for preservation?

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