Rose Holley - Digital Library Specialist

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Gender FEMALE
Occupation Digital Library Specialist
Location Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
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Introduction The views expressed on this blog are my personal views and do not represent the official views of any institution or organisation. I have been working in GLAM’s (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) for 30 years. For the last 16 years I have been project managing large collaborative digital projects in New Zealand and Australia, including the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program and Trove. I have a particular interest in crowdsourcing. I currently work at UNSW. My blog is dedicated to the memory of Paul Reynolds http://www.peoplepoints.co.nz/ who encouraged and inspired me in my digital endeavours.
Interests Digital library specialist, researcher and author. I have worked in libraries and archives in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.I have a particular interest in using crowdsourcing strategies to help improve access to library and archive collections, and in harnessing the knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm of volunteers. I pioneered crowdsourcing in the Australian Newspapers service with great success in 2008 and wrote about this in ‘Many Hands Make Light Work’. Over 40, 000 online volunteers have now improved the quality of 50 million lines of newspaper text which is a world first.