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Unlocking Cultural Collections through Digitisation Webinar

Held on 11th October 2020 by Western Australian University Librarians (WAUL)


  • Introduction to the Digitisation Centre of WA by Scott Nicholls, Associate University Librarian, Research and Collections (UWA)
  • Using digital collections in research by Professor Ben Smith, Associate Dean, Research (UWA)
  • Collection prioritisation by Peter Green, Associate Director, Collections, Systems & Infrastructure (Curtin University)
  • Digital asset management by Daniel Rozas Nunez, Manager Collection Care (SLWA)

Digital Transitions Cultural Heritage Roundtable 2023

Held on 1st November 2023 by Digital Transitions (DT)

Theme: Celebrating the Real-World Impact of the Digitisation Community

Speaker presentations are available on DT's website for free: Registration required.

Featured presentation from the Digitisation Centre of WA:

De-risking Cultural Heritage Digitisation by Ben Heath, Digitisation Officer of the DCWA (UWA)


Research publications

Arthur, P.L., Hearn, L., Montgomery, L., Craig, H., Arbuckle, A. & Siemens, R. 2021. Open scholarship in Australia: A review of needs, barriers, and opportunities. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 36(4): 795–812.

Burrows, T. 2022. Linked Open Data and Medieval Studies: Some Lessons from the Mapping Manuscript Migrations Project. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 16(1): 64-77.

Champion, E. (ed.) 2021. Virtual Heritage: A Guide. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI:

Champion, E., Kerr, R., Rahaman, H., McMeekin, D. 2021. Time-Layered Gamic Interaction with a Virtual Museum Template. In: Ioannides, M., Fink, E., Cantoni, L., Champion, E. (eds) Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection. EuroMed 2020.

Champion, E., & Rahaman, H. 2020. Survey of 3D digital heritage repositories and platforms. Virtual Archaeology Review 11(23): 1–15.

Duval, M., Smith, B.W., Gauchon, C., Mayer, L. & Malgat, C. 2020. “I have visited the Chauvet Cave”: the heritage experience of a rock art replica. International Journal of Heritage Studies 26(2): 142-162.

 Hyvönen, E., Ikkala, E., Koho, M., Tuominen, J., Burrows T., Ransom, L. & Wijsman, H. 2021. Mapping Manuscript Migrations on the Semantic Web: A Semantic Portal and Linked Open Data Service for Premodern Manuscript Research. The Semantic Web – ISWC 2021.

Koho, M., Burrows, T., Hyvönen, E., Ikkala, E., Page, K., Ransom, L., Tuominen, J., Emery, D., Fraas, M., Heller, B., Lewis, D., Morrison, A., Porte, G., Thomson, E., Velios, A., & Wijsman, H. 2021. Harmonizing and publishing heterogeneous premodern manuscript metadata as Linked Open Data. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology 73(2): 240–257.

McDonald, J., Mulvaney, K., Beckett, E., Fairweather, J., Morrison, P., de Koning, S., Dortch, J. & Jeffries, P. 2021. Seeing and managing rock art at Nganjarli: a tourist destination in Murujuga National Park, Western Australia. Australian Archaeology 87(3): 268-293.

Smith, B.W., Black, J., Mulvaney, K.J. & Hoerlé, S. 2022. Monitoring rock art decay: archival image analysis of petroglyphs on Murujuga, Western Australia. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites:

Smith, B.W., Black, J.L., Hoerlé, S., Ferland, M.A., Diffey, S.M., Neumann, J.T. & Geisler, T. 2022. The impact of industrial pollution on the rock art of Murujuga, Western Australia. Rock Art Research 39 (1): 3-14.

Tao, Y., Smith, B.W., Mosmann, P., Poon, K., & Walker, B. 2022. Searching for Moon Chow: a joint journey. Life Writing 20(1): 217-236.

Xu, Y, Tao. Y. & Smith, B.W. 2022. China’s emerging legislative and policy framework for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. International Journal of Cultural Policy 28(5): 566-580.

Get in touch

Our details

Phone: +61 8 6488 7064

Email: [email protected]

Hours:  Mon-Fri from 9am - 5pm


Main digitisation laboratory
Level 2, Barry J Marshall Library (Room 2.14, Building 446),
University of Western Australia
Crawley campus.

Dispatch room
Ground level Barry J Marshall Library for receiving and storing collections.

DCWA sound studio
Level 2 of the State Library of Western Australia in the Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge


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