SLNSW to offer $10,000 Young Creative Technologist Award
The State Library of NSW’s DX Lab has established a Young Creative Technologist Award, worth $10,000, for a person aged 18-25 to create an ‘innovative digital experience’ using some of the library’s seven million digitised images.
The recipient will spend up to three months in the DX Lab building the winning project.
State librarian John Vallance said one of the greatest challenges faced by libraries centres on ‘finding the best ways of giving the largest possible number of people access to its collections’. ‘Digital technology is leading a creative revolution in this area which is unlike anything seen since the time of Caxton and Gutenberg,’ said Vallance. ‘This new award will give a promising young technologist the chance to try out new ideas and discover new ways of bringing our immense collections to life.’
The award will be judged by DX Lab Leader Paula Bray, DX Lab developers Kaho Cheung and Luke Dearnley, and digital strategy and innovating manager Kate Curr. The award is supported by Macquarie Group.
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