Posts Tagged ‘conferences’

Insights from the Australian Society of Archivists workshop on arrangement and description November 19, 2015 No Comments

Recently State Records staff from the Government Recordkeeping, Digital Archives and Archives Control and Management sections attended a workshop on arranging and describing archives run by the Australian Society of Archivists. The course was focused around the new challenges posed by digital environments, both in the creation of records digitally and in the way in […]

World War I, Mosman 1914-1918 and metadata September 27, 2012 No Comments

In August Cassie, Richard and I attended a Build-a-thon workshop at Mosman Library.  To commemorate the centenary of World War I, Mosman Library is creating a rich online collection of materials about the war experiences of Mosman residents. The Build-a-thon was led by Dr Tim Sherratt, a digital historian, web developer and cultural data hacker […]

Future Perfect: Digital preservation by design April 5, 2012 1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago I went to Future Perfect: Digital preservation by design 2012 organised by Archives New Zealand and held at the national museum, Te Papa, in Wellington. Now in its second year, it’s fantastic to have a digital preservation themed event like this happening in our region – no such event exists, […]

Social media in government and recordkeeping #socialmediagov December 21, 2011 1 Comment

photo credit: Marc_Smith Last week I spoke at the Social Media in Government Conference organised by Informa in Canberra. I was there to talk about the role of recordkeeping in the Web 2.0, social media world but really enjoyed the range of other presentations that highlighted the active and innovative use of social media in […]

Arrgghhh! RIMPA Convention organisers don’t need to walk the plank! September 28, 2011 No Comments

In mid September I attended the Records and Information Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) 2011 inForum Convention in Darwin. The theme was Communicate: Collaborate: Innovate.    

Recordkeeping, web 2.0 and social media September 16, 2011 1 Comment

photo credit: Cappellmeister Last month I ran a workshop at the Local Government Web Network ( conference on recordkeeping and web 2.0. This is always a really great conference: beautifully organised, diverse and interesting presentations and an excellent group of engaged participants. At the workshop there was a whole host of interesting discussion, so here […]

Digitisation does not equal digital preservation! August 10, 2011 3 Comments

I went to a digital preservation conference recently where the focus, to my surprise, was mainly on digitisation projects and programs. Many seem to believe that by turning paper records into digital images they are preserving them. But is this the case?

THATCamp Melbourne April 1, 2011 No Comments

Last week I attended THATCamp Melbourne, a humanities and technology ‘un-conference’, as well as its lead-up event, the Great PROV Data Challenge. These events were attended by a diverse group that included humanities scholars, archivists, librarians, e-research support staff, and cultural hackers. A key theme that emerged at THATCamp was the importance of the data […]

Future Proof attends ‘Future Proof’ conference October 25, 2010 No Comments

Future proofers Cassie, Kate and Richard recently attended the 2010 Australian Society of Archivists conference which had the theme ‘Future Proof: Resilient Archives 2020 and Beyond’ (no relation!). Melbourne’s mixed weather didn’t dampen a great program, highlights of which follow…