Are you passionate about English and History and have experience in web development?
The Sydney Grammar School and State Library of NSW Digital Learning Fellowship is your opportunity to engage with the Library’s rich heritage collections transforming the Visionaries content into an exciting interface and learning resource for teachers and students.
This digital Fellowship promotes innovation, partnerships & collaborations, experimentation and the creative use of the Library’s data via a new interface. This digital Fellowship is for developers in the digital humanities particularly within the Gallery, Library, Museum and Archive (GLAM) sector. The Fellowship is valued at $10,000.
For 2016 the Library wants to build on its successful Visionaries program. The Visionaries program identified items in its collections which supported the schools curriculum. These items were digitised and loaded onto the Library’s website, but their display was not easy to search and use. Visionaries did provide rich curriculum relevant digital content but to capitalise upon its strengths, a new interface is required to create a much more engaging and purposeful experience than it currently has (currently a simple list of resources linked to relevant curriculum stages). This opportunity will allow the library to improve delivery by arranging, linking and displaying content in ways which would more effectively meet the needs of teachers and students.
The successful developer will work in collaboration with The DX Lab, Learning Services and curatorial staff to build innovative collection focused, school-relevant digital experience for K-12 students and teachers. The resource must be built around State Library collections and services, and must engage with the curriculum.
Applications close 15 April 2016.