Collected Content / Distributed Meanings

Tim Sherratt

Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Paper


Presented at the South Australian State History Conference, Adelaide, 23 September 2013.

The library writer and thinker Lorcan Dempsey coined the phrase ‘discovery happens elsewhere’ to raise the horizons of cultural institutions beyond their own carefully managed discovery services. Meaning-making also happens elsewhere and we have to find better ways of supporting it.

Europeana, which aggregates content from across Europe, talks about their API putting collections ‘in your workflow’. What about in your life? Instead of the awe inspiring statistics I want Trove’s success to be measured by the small, the local, the individual acts of meaning making wherever they might happen. I want Trove to help us find new, exciting, and challenging ways of bringing our pasts into conversation with our present.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2013
EventSouth Australian State History Conference - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 23 Sept 201323 Sept 2013


ConferenceSouth Australian State History Conference


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