Ms Rose Holley

Special Collections Curator
+61 0406 883205

Rose Holley is the Special Collections and Digital Curator.  She was appointed to this position in August 2014 and manages the Special Collections which are located at UNSW Canberra. These include a significant collection of rare books and manuscripts. Rose previously held senior positions at the National Archives of Australia (Director of Software Implementation 2012-2014), the National Library of Australia (Director of Trove and the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program 2007-2012), and the University of Auckland (Manager of Digital Services and Projects 2000-2007). She has expertise in the digital transformation of archive and library services. Rose is passionate about innovative approaches with technology to enable access, curation and enhancement of collections and content. She is an author for several library journals and actively contributes to archivists and librarians professional associations, committees and groups.

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Journal articles

Holley R, 2011, 'Resource sharing in Australia: Find and get in Trove - making "getting" better', D-Lib Magazine, vol. 17,

Holley R, 2011, 'Extending the scope of trove: Addition of e-resources subscribed to by Australian libraries', D-Lib Magazine, vol. 17,

Holley R, 2010, 'Tagging full text searchable articles: An overview of social tagging activity in historic australian newspapers august 2008 - August 2009', D-Lib Magazine, vol. 16,

Holley R, 2010, 'Crowdsourcing: How and why should libraries do it?', D-Lib Magazine, vol. 16,

Holley R, 2009, 'How good can it get?: Analysing and improving OCR accuracy in large scale Historic Newspaper Digitisation Programs', D-Lib Magazine, vol. 15,

Holley R, 2004, 'Developing a digitisation framework for your organisation', Electronic Library, vol. 22, pp. 518 - 522,