Project gets thumbs up

Two of the calendar production team, Josh Scrivener and supervisor Sarah Newsome.
Two of the calendar production team, Josh Scrivener and supervisor Sarah Newsome.

An electronic archiving work for the dole project at the Brunswick Valley Historical Society museum in Mullumbimby has been hailed as a particular success.

Martyn Mills, project co-ordinator of the Ballina Skills Development Centre (BETC) said the level of interest in the work being done had been very high amongst team members, and the outcomes so far had been important.

The achievements include the publication of a calendar using post cards from the society collection, development of slide shows and power point presentations screened at the recent Ocean Shores Art and History Expo, and a film showing the 1984 relocation of the old Mullumbimby post office, now the society museum.

In addition nearly 1000 photographs in the society's collection have been scanned for electronic enhancement and storage.

The project team gathered at the museum last week to mark the halfway point in the project and to plan for the next three months.

Participants are improving their skills in data base development and a range of other IT skills using PC and Macintosh computers and accessories.

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