Life of Information

A one-day symposium on the design and use of online dictionaries, encyclopedias and collections

Date: Friday, 24 September 2010, 9am to 4pm, lunch is provided
Venue: Sir Roland Wilson Building, Australian National University 

Presented by the National Centre of Biography, Australian National University

Convenor: Paul Arthur, Deputy Director, National Centre of Biography and Deputy General Editor, Australian Dictionary of Biography

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* Attendance is free but places are strictly limited.

Graduate students who use online resources in their research, or are interested in the future of digital scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, are especially encouraged to register.

Life of Information flyer (PDF 138 Kb) Life of Information program (PDF 231 Kb)


Atlas of Living Australia
Austlit: The Australian Literature Resource
Australian Dictionary of Biography
Australian Medical Pioneers Index
Defining Moments
Dictionary of Sydney
Encyclopedia of Australian Science
Gallipoli: The First Day
Invisible Australians
Mapping Our Anzacs
Obituaries Australia
People Australia & Trove


Katherine Bode — Lecturer in English, University of Tasmania. From 2011, Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities, Australian National University.

Ross Coleman — Director of Sydney eScholarship at the University of Sydney Library, which provides digital archiving and publishing services to the University.

Basil Dewhurst — Project Manager, Australian Research Data Commons Party Infrastructure Project, National Library of Australia.

Stephen Due — Chief Librarian at Barwon Health, Victoria, and Editor of the Australian Medical Pioneers Index.

Emma Grahame — Editorial Coordinator, Dictionary of Sydney project.

Donald Hobern — Director of the  Atlas of Living Australia, a project integrating information about all Australian species of plants, animals and microorganisms.

Ian Johnson — Director of the Archaeological Computing Laboratory and Deputy Director of the Digital Innovation Unit, University of Sydney.

Tim Sherratt — Digital historian and web developer known for his work on innovative digital projects with national collecting institutions.

Kerry Taylor — Research Scientist at the CSIRO Information and Communication Technologies Centre.

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