Presented by

  • Ingrid Mason

    Ingrid Mason

    Ingrid drives practice change in the digital transformation of humanities research and cultural heritage through the development of new technologies and national infrastructure. She is a leader and volunteer in the international LODLAM (Linked Open Data for Libraries Archives and Museums) and AI4LAM (AI for Libraries, Archives and Museums) communities, metadata nerd and tech head.



    For nearly two decades, Jason Ensor has worked at the forefront of digital scholarship, developing strategy, and applying emerging technologies and practices to innovate the assembly, delivery and impact of scholarly research, data and resources. Working at the interface between technology, publishing and tertiary sectors, Jason has also been dedicated to developing new practices that promote digital scholarship.

  • Liz Stokes

    Liz Stokes

    Liz Stokes is a Senior Research Data Skills Specialist at the Australian Research Data Commons. She is passionate about data skills training and community development for reproducible research and open science. Liz has been involved in running the Sydney ResBaz (digital research skills festival) since 2017, and is a certified Library Carpentry Instructor and Trainer.


In 2020 a regional chapter of AI4LAM (AI for Libraries, Archives and Museums) [1] was launched for Australia and New Zealand. This is a grassroots initiative coordinated by volunteers to draw together people passionate about digital cultural heritage collections and digital humanities research with interests in data, technology and computation and many questions about where/when/what/how/why AI is going to or can be a part of work practice. New practices e.g., automation, analytics, or augmentation, need different technical expertise, disciplinary knowledge and cultural experience to be brought together. A little spark of magic flares when creative and technical minds and gentle hearts come together to ask questions, solve problems and reflect together. The welcome mat is out and the open source community in Australia and New Zealand are invited to join in, share expertise and learn, and work on projects. Come to this talk to find out what's happening and why you might like to join us. [1]