Your Collection, Curated by the PeopleFeatured on The Library Pros Podcast
Unstacked – Curated by the People is an innovative Australian collection visualisation project which showcases your collection and institution locally and globally in real-time through the eyes of the people who use it.
Unstacked showcases not only how people are using your collection, but also the treasures it contains.
When someone accesses an item from your collection no matter where they are, it simply appears in Unstacked and comes alive not only for that one person but for everyone.
A self-sustaining, always fresh exhibition of your collection curated by the people.
What They Say
Hero MacdonaldDirector, Learning Services, Digital Innovation and Library Experience / UNSW Library
It has been fantastic to see how engaged students have been with the visualisation on show in our Main Library, and their feedback has been incredible.
Vicki McDonaldState Librarian and CEO / State Library of Queensland
..a powerful way to share our collections.
Rebecca AnthonyProgram Manager, Audience Engagement / State Library of Victoria
Our primary focus is the audience, so to have this tool to understand what our audiences are looking at and what they're exploring is invaluable for our programming offer.
Paula BrayDX Lab Leader / State Library of NSW
Pushing boundaries in digital interaction with data and in delivery...a completely new way to access the Library’s collection.
Sarah SladeDirector, Project Management / State Library of Victoria
...a beautiful way to inspire possibilities because they can see the breadth of what we have and what people are using at any point in time...
Des CowleyHistory of the Book Manager, Collections and Development / State Library of Victoria
…completely riveting, it just opens up the breadth of basically the collection, but also the breadth of humanity in some way.
Primary Benefits of Unstacked
Self-sustaining, constantly evolving exhibition
Curated by the people – no staff resources needed
Brings more of your collection to the light
Reveals how your collection is being used
Extends reach & impact
Grows with your collection
Highlights the relevance & importance of your institution
An intersection of data, visual communication and library science
Collection treasures unearthed in real-time by patrons and staff
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First developed with a DX Lab Fellowship at the State Library of New South Wales