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Developed in consultation with cultural heritage institutions, the Arts and Culture Digital Access Plan informs how strategic and sector-wide digital initiatives can be identified and progressed.

It aims to take what is already well underway and:

  • expand and extend best practices more widely across the sector
  • build on existing national and international relationships and networks such as Collab, the North Terrace Cultural Precinct’s digital innovation lab, to foster digitisation expertise and skills
  • identify opportunities for digital collaboration across both major and dispersed collections
  • provide practical mechanisms to address operational and strategic digitisation and digital infrastructure needs going forward.

The Plan is a key output of the South Australian Government’s Arts and Culture Plan South Australia 2019-2024 Objective 4 to ‘develop and deliver on a state-wide Digital Access Plan for our irreplaceable cultural collections – building on the work of those institutions that are already engaged in this work and helping to ensure that these collections are therefore accessible to all South Australians and the world’.

Implementation will be undertaken in two stages. Stage one focuses on strengthening the digitisation capabilities and infrastructure of the key collecting organisations and building a community of practice. Stage two incorporates digital preservation services and the expansion of digitisation services to the wider community of collecting organisations.

Arts and Culture Digital Access Plan (PDF, 1.6 MB)

Learn more about the principles behind the plan along with the relevant actions to be undertaken.

Pictured, digitising a set of shoes, trophy and ball, memorabilia from Phyllis Honan who played cricket for South Australia from 1931 – 1937. SLSA PRG 1762. State Library of South Australia.