March 2, 2021

Australia's Public Broadcaster (ABC) to Open Access to Digital Archives

From ITnews.com.au:

The ABC and Education Services Australia have garnered a $20 million project to digitise the public broadcaster’s archives for a new education portal the Federal Government hopes will promote use of the National Broadband Network.

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It would be specifically targeted at primary schools and linked to the school curriculum, allowing teachers to use the portal as a resource.

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The ABC has taken on digitisation of its television, radio and other archives at various times to mixed reactions from communities. Its attempt to digitise 70 years’ worth of radio archives in 2001 was opposed by librarians and other communities amid fears the new format would lose data.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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