State Library of NSW announces Australia’s first dedicated digital fellowship

(1 October 2015) The State Library of NSW has announced a new $30,000 digital fellowship, the first of its kind to be offered by an Australian cultural organisation.

The DX Lab Fellowship will provide a digital innovator with the opportunity to work alongside the State Library’s pioneering DX Lab to develop a creative digital experience using the Library’s rich collections.

“This Fellowship will bring together data from the State Library’s collection, passionate researchers and the latest technologies to create something new and revolutionary,” said Dr Alex Byrne, State Librarian and Chief Executive.

“As a world leading Library the DX Lab Fellowship is an important initiative furthering experimentation within the digital humanities community, and finding new ways to deliver access to the State Library’s heritage and contemporary collections.”

Internationally renowned digital innovators Seb Chan from the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Tom Uglow, Creative Director from Google’s Creative Lab will join Mitchell Librarian Richard Neville, Kate Curr Manager Digital Strategy and Innovation and DX Lab Leader Paula Bray on the judging panel to select winning entry.

The DX Lab Fellowship is supported through a gift to the State Library of NSW Foundation – a not-for-profit organisation which supports key Library fellowships, and innovative exhibitions and landmark acquisitions.

Call for applications are now open. For more information about the Fellowship please contact the DX Lab, email dxlab@sl.nsw.gov.au.

The winner of the DX Lab Fellowship will be announced in December 2015.