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In the midst of a decade-long process to digitise mass amounts of heritage material for the public, State Library of NSW sought expertise from Cloud Collective partner, Antares, to improve efficiency and transparency across the project.
Overview In an attempt to preserve valuable and delicate heritage material and make it more accessible, State Library of NSW established a Digitisation Program Office that was tasked with delivering 390 digitisation projects across 10 years. With an almost entirely manual set up, the program office was struggling to track, manage and report on the complex stages involved in digitising each item, and across the entire project. Antares engaged with stakeholders and users to elicit a tangible set of requirements before using agile methodology to rapidly develop a customised project management platform offering a suite of benefits. The Challenges With a goal to complete 390 digitisation projects in a decade, the Digitisation Program Office has 30-40 staff working around the clock to meet the deadline. Because of the fragile nature of the material, outsourcing is limited, so six internal teams were stretched to capacity trying to finish between 50 and 90 projects each year. With a complex set of processes requiring individual skill sets, staff work predominantly in silos to complete activities such as:
This mostly manual approach was also proving difficult, costly, inefficient, and time consuming.
Having decided to build a solution using the Nintex workflow platform, State Library of NSW brought in Antares to build and deliver a custom implementation that could meet the organization’s unique challenges.
Antares set out on the journey with a clear vision, but no concrete specifications. The team engaged with stakeholders at every level, evaluated current ways of working, examined documents and manual entry processes, and elicited key concerns. The discovery process enabled the creation of a “wish list” of requirements and a user narrative for what the end result would achieve.
Antares also analysed existing systems to ensure a new solution would be able to integrate and augment essential capabilities.
Once sprint and release plans were set in place, development began – with User Acceptance Testing informing changes at each iteration to ultimately deliver a fit for purpose solution that ticked all the boxes.
“The way Antares engaged with us was excellent. We could have comprehensive discussions about what we needed and get a quick understanding of the cost and timeframe. The team worked closely with us, picked up the subject matter very quickly, and engaged with the user community very well. I appreciated that very much. The team has been very effective.”
Raqib Sabur, Project Leader Digitisation, State Library
The integrated and purpose-built platform has dramatically improved efficiency and visibility across the entire program.
Former manual processes that took 10-15 hours now take just a few minutes with automated, bulk processing functionality. Tracking the movement of physical and digital assets as they move between teams is much simpler, and the system can now be accessed anytime, anywhere to obtain updates in real time.
The modern platform offers a bird’s-eye view of all areas of the project, and enables accurate and consistent reporting.
Other improvements include:
The platform has also significantly enhanced the team’s project scheduling and resource planning capabilities – making it easier to pinpoint when certain activities will take place, and how resources can be maximised.
Raqib Sabur, Project Leader Digitisation, State Library
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