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GLiNTECH Helps the State Library of NSW Digitise Australia’s Past

  • 01 May, 2007 13:06

<p>-The State Library increases the availability of Australian artefacts by providing them online-</p>
<p>Leading Australian solutions development consultancy, GLiNTECH has recently won a contract with the State Library of New South Wales to provide solutions architecture, systems integration, testing and quality assurance services for phase 2 of the library’s atmitchell.com initiative.</p>
<p>The atmitchell.com initiative is using various vendor products to digitise its unique and significant collection items and objects including maps, manuscripts, photographic images, letters, rare books and paintings which will be stored and viewed online.</p>
<p>Through innovative technology, atmitchell.com will allow the public to view these objects on the State Library’s website that weren’t previously easily accessible. The viewer will be taken on a journey which provides a context for the digitised images and relays their importance in shaping Australia’s history.</p>
<p>“This project is a great example of how we’re using the advances of technology to increase the availability of historic artefacts to people who might not have otherwise been able to access them” says Anthony Wang, Project Manager, GLiNTECH.</p>
<p>GLiNTECH plays a central role in the project and leverages its considerable systems integration skills and expertise in providing comprehensive consulting to the State Library. The project architecture is a complex combination of the following design requirements which need to be successfully implemented within the State Library:</p>
<p>• Digital Asset Management
• Archival Collection Management
• Web Content Management
• Information Architecture
• Metadata &amp; Search
• Artefact Digitization
• Process Workflows</p>
<p>GLiNTECH’s expertise in solution architecture, systems integration, testing methodologies and quality assurance services will see the first release go 'live' in July 2007, with an extension to Phase 2 expected in the second half of 2007.</p>
<p>“We’re excited to take part in a project of this magnitude and to be able to demonstrate our outstanding project management and testing capabilities,” says Wang.</p>
<p>This is the largest ICT project the State Library is undertaking in 2007.</p>
<p>About GLiNTECH
GLiNTECH is a professional IT services consultancy with proven expertise in high-quality, innovative application development, technical consulting and architectural strategies. GLiNTECH’s team of knowledgeable and skilled consultants ensure that our clients receive truly objective and informed advice on the right technology, every time.</p>
<p>About the State Library of New South Wales</p>
<p>The State Library of NSW is one of the oldest libraries in Australia, with a history tracing back to the establishment of the Australian Subscription Library in 1826. The
historic Mitchell Library Reading Room opened to the public in 1910 after David Scott Mitchell bequeathed his large private collection. A new State Library building opened in Macquarie Street in 1988, and is connected to the historic Mitchell Wing below ground by a glass atrium. The Mitchell Library has become one of the world’s greatest cultural institutions that is linked with most major works in print, film or radio on the Australian way of life. This is the name behind the launch of atmitchell.com which started the development of the 21st century library.</p>
<p>The Library is preparing a new corporate plan to 2010 which builds on its success and strategic vision. It will deliver services that meet the demands and expectations of users in a dynamic and changing information environment. The Library aims to open up and showcase the Library’s magnificent collections to the community. It will culminate in the centenary of the Mitchell Library in 2010 and will be a strategic component of atmitchell.com.</p>
<p>Media Contact:
Megan East
Marketing and Communications Manager
GLiNTECH
02 9299 3999
megan.east@glintech.com</p>

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