GLAMx Lab

The GLAMX Living Histories Digitisation Lab is administered by the Cultural Collections section of the University Library. The facility came about through extensive collaboration between the University Library, the Faculty of Educations and Arts, the Innovation Team in IT Services and the Wollotuka Institute, as well as engagement with the wider community via the Hunter Living Histories Initiative.

Located on level 3 of the Auchmuty Library (L329), the GLAMX Lab supports students in UON's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs across a range of schools and disciplines. It offers the opportunity for participants to learn invaluable digitization and other cultural sector skills designed to improve their employability. A diversity of experiences are available including:

  • Transforming a range of physical formats into digital objects
  • Drawing on GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) professions across conservation, archival science, librarianship, digitization, metadata and data management, curatorial and digital heritage sectors
  • 3D scanning and Virtual Reality technologies
  • Using innovative technological solutions to expand the discoverability and accessibility of archival sources including through a state-of-the art community engagement platform for digitised cultural collections, Living Histories @ UON

The GLAMX Lab also has a separate Audio-visual Digitization Lab housing the NBN Television archive and an Artefact Conservation Atelier for conservation and 3D digitisation of Aboriginal artefacts and other artefacts for virtual reality (VR) simulation. Aboriginal Rock Art and Indigenous heritage are part of the University’s archival holdings in Cultural Collections and Aboriginal students are encouraged to participate.

Contact: Coordinator, Living Histories Digitisation Lab: ann.hardy@newcastle.edu.au