DigitalGLAM edited volume

Following the success of the DigitalGLAM symposium we are currently working on an edited book which will extend the symposium discussion, with a range of international contributions from leading practitioners, designers, institutions and academics. We will update the page with more information as it comes to light, but will feature contributions from symposium guests and a wide array of other voices in the field.


PastPort History Week Competition

Win a Prize for Your Memories of Port Melbourne

Before and during History Week we invite you to post and share your memories of Port Melbourne using the free PastPort app ( There will be PRIZES awarded for most the interesting, intriguing, or informative posts about the past in Port. Share things that you think many people won’t know about, illustrated with images or videos or audios. Recent history or older family history are all welcome. There are also some questions on the PastPort app, and there will be prizes for the best answers to these. Have a look on the app to see what’s up there already.


Viewing of selected entries and prize-giving:  Saturday 22nd October 2016:  12:00 – 1:30pm  at  Emerald Hill Library, 195 Bank Street, South Melbourne. Please email to register at


Rules of the event: All items must be posted on the PastPort app (; items must be posted before Friday 21st October 2016 to be reviewed by a panel of judges. There will be prizes for the best 6 entries of vouchers worth between $50-$100 at restaurants and cafes in Port Melbourne. Only one prize per person.

Please see the event details, and further history week events here:

Share your Memories of Port Melbourne


PastPort trial volunteers

PastPort Trial Volunteers:

Would you like to take part in a study of PastPort – a local history app for Port Melbourne?  The app was created by the Citizen Heritage project at the University of Melbourne, and allows people to share their own memories and stories. The app developers and researchers are now looking for people who live in Port Melbourne (or who have lived there once, or who live nearby) to try out the app and to take part in an interview about their experiences. Please email Dora on if you are interested to take part –  a $50 gift card will be provided for your help.

DigitalGLAM Symposium

Thanks to everyone who participated in this fantastic symposium, and for making the event such a success. Thanks especially to the speakers for donating their time, and sharing their insights with us. We had a fantastic, attentive audience and the day provided some great projects and discussions.

The talks from the symposium will be uploaded and shared shortly on this site, as well as information on further outcomes following on from the event.

For a brief recap of the event, presented Sarah Webber has provided this link:


City of Port Phillip

The PastPort team have also been working with the City of Port Phillip’s Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre. The centre has an amazing collection of material from photographs and maps to ephemera from the area, and we look forward to including many pieces within the PastPort application.

Their Heritage database can be explored here:

Heritage Database