Response to the apology : Queenslanders reflect : a State Library of Queensland project

Klaebe, Helen G. (2009) Response to the apology : Queenslanders reflect : a State Library of Queensland project. In National Conference of the Oral History Association of Australia : Islands of Memory - Navigating Personal and Public History, 17-20 September 2009, Launceston, Tasmania. (Unpublished)


On the 13th February 2008 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made an apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples on behalf of the Australian Parliament. The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) with assistance from Queensland University of Technology and Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, has captured responses to this historic event. ‘Responses to the 2008 Apology’ is a collection of digital stories created as part of this research initiative. Until recently, digital storytelling has not generally been treated as a necessary addition to the research collections of Australian libraries. However, libraries increasingly aim to promote new literacies and active audiences as they seek innovative ways to encourage life-long learning by their users, and digital storytelling is one methodology that can contribute to these goals. The State Library of Queensland is the only Australian State Library to have undertaken a major role in the collection of digital stories. They currently lead the way with their Queensland Stories digital storytelling program. This presentation will report findings and outcomes from this research project.

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ID Code: 38107
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Apology to the stolen generation, State Library of Queensland, New Literacies New Audiences, Digital Stories
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > OTHER STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190999) > Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified (199999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Klaebe
Deposited On: 22 Oct 2010 02:47
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2010 14:49

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