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Mary Jane Stannus on managing digital content

Head of content services at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Mary Jane Stannus, discusses the issues surrounding the management of digital content at the ABC.

Mary Jane's role at the ABC encompasses the archives, libraries and rights managements sections for that organisation. She’s worked in information management roles in several organisations including Standards Australia, University of Technology in Sydney and the NSW Education Department. In her role at the ABC she’s brought together previously separately organised and located radio archives, television archives, document archives and rights managements units into a single facility. Now, Mary Jane is currently overseeing an ABC-wide records management project and a major project to digitise and preserve 60,000 hours of ABC content.

Mary Jane was a guest speaker at a symposium on the theme of 'The Library of the 21st Century'. The aim of the February 2006 symposium was to generate discussion and provide a range of perspectives on the changing information landscape. The symposium was arranged around four topics: community, learning, collaboration and the creative economy.

This is part one of Mary Jane's talk.

You can listen to media industry analyst Matthew Liebmann speaking about media convergence. His talk was also part of the symposium.