Many of Australia’s state and national galleries, libraries, archives and museums - GLAMs - are connected to AARNet. We’re focused on co-developing services that enable the GLAM community to share and preserve their collections.
We're collaborating with the GLAM community, academia, technology companies and our peer research and education networks worldwide to explore new and emerging technologies for digital preservation.
We are a member of the Software Preservation Network, an international community advancing the practice of curating and preserving software. We also participate in the Digital Preservation Coalition, which is helping members deliver resilient long-term access to digital content and services, derive enduring value from digital assets and raise awareness of the cultural benefits.
AARNet is a partner in the Swinburne University-led Play It Again project, which aims to recover and preserve the history of Australian-made videogames of the 1990s. We are helping to demonstrate and evaluate the emulation of otherwise obsolete operating systems and programs in a cloud environment so that digital cultural heritage can be documented, preserved and exhibited.
Read more about how the galleries, libraries, archives and museums sector is benefiting from AARNet network and collaboration solutions.
An ambitious project to create digital 3D reconstructions of shipwrecks for virtual underwater heritage museum experiences relies on the AARNet network for the transfer of huge volumes of data from the research lab to supercomputer.