In the new world of digitalia, the Tasmanian Branch of the ASA hosted an exploration of all things edgy – from the edge of reason to the edge of infinity.
- Are we as practitioners of the noble art of keeping balanced on the edge of organised chaos, chaotic order or eventual oblivion?
- Do we as keepers of the historical record hedge our boundaries around the creation, storage, sentencing and disposal of both written and electronic records, or expand them to encompass the finding, conservation, preservation and display of artefacts, memorabilia and other realia?
Delegates and speakers gathered on the island on the edge of a continent to determine the collective path for the future of archives at the inaugural BYOD (bring your own device) National Conference, 18-21 August 2015.
Tuesday 18 August
Wednesday 19 August
New Professional’s Perspective – Volunteer work and Entering the Profession from the Periphery
Annelie de Villiers
A Chinese Perspective – Records and Archives in China: Practice vs. Theory
(under the instruction of Professor Sherry Xie School of Information Resource Management (SIRM), Renmin University of China)
Innovative Practice – A Series of Presentations on Innovations in the Sector
AtoM: Maggie Shapley
Blue Shield: Catherine Robinson
iSquare: Dr Pauline Joseph
LODLAM report: Michaela Hart
Research Clearinghouse: Adelaide Parr
A Museum Perspective – The Archive at the Museum: a Panel Discussion
Elspeth Wishart, Vanessa Finney, Julie Stacker, Mike Jones and Fran Zilio
Thresholds and Selections
From Clear-cut to Blurred Edges – the Complexities of Describing how to Select the National Archives.
Esther Carey and Karuna Bhoday
To Keep or not to Keep? Selecting Archives in the Digital Age
Access in a World of Big Data
Our State of Oversharing – Privacy Matters of Public and Private Sectors
Remembering the Past vs Preparing for the Future: what is the Role of Archives in a World of ‘Big Data’?
What is in the Files and Who Cares Anyway?
Presenter: Jacqueline Z Wilson (please note that Frank Golding is co-author of this paper)
Documenting Australian Society
Documenting Australian Society: Just how well is it being done?
A Panel and Audience Discussion
Sigrid McCausland, Adrian Cunningham, Maggie Shapley, Kim Eberhard, Stefan Petrow and Kylie Percival
Archives in a World of Change
The Avalanche has Already Started; it is too late for the Pebbles to Vote
Co-location, Collaboration or Convergence: Finding a Way to Work Together
Amanda Sentance and Nick Gleghorn
Creation of the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office
Building Relationships in a Digital World
The Archivist and the Developer: Building Better Relationships
Michaela Hart and Richard Lehane
Building a Digital Archive
Thursday 20 August
Rediscovering Indigenous Languages
Digital engagement with Indigenous people and communities
Presenter: Ronald Briggs (please note that Kirsten Thorpe is co-author of this paper)
The National Indigenous Languages Collections Strategy
Paul Paton, First Languages Australia
Our Professional Edge
Our Professional Edge: Who Are We?
Peter Crush, Tatiana Antsoupova and David Roberts
A Network of Archives: Bringing the Directory of Archives Back from the Brink
Mike Jones, Fraser Faithfull, Chris Holmes, Sigrid McCausland, Adelaide Parr and Christopher Stueven
A Wartime Perspective
Walking the Foote-steps: The Lewis B. Foote Photographs and the Curation of a Digital First World War Exhibition
Turning the Smell of an Oily Rag into the Perfumed Garden of Memory
Anne Hardy and Gionni Di Gravio
The New Shock of the Old - Online Image Surrogacy and Viewer Content Engagement
Access, Indexes and Databases
Facilitating resilience and self-efficacy on cross organisational projects
Improving access to government archives
‘Livin’ in the 70s’ : the Stoke bequest and its Copyright Implications
The Creative Perspective
The Original GLAM: Theatre Archives in the Twenty-First Century
Julia Mant and Judith Seeff
Tending the Archive – Re-enacting 1970s Live Art
Presenter: Louise Curham (please note that Lucas Ihlein is co-author of that paper)
Torch Songs to Modernity – Ghost Signs as Emblems of Urban Soul
Kirsten Wright and Antonina Lewis
Over the Edge
Over the Edge – Taking the Leap toward Participatory Archiving
Greg Rolan, Cate O’Neill, Jacqueline Wilson and Amy Lay with Joanne Evans as the facilitator.
The Island Perspective
Islands of the Insane – Our Records, Perceptions and the Lost Voices from the ‘Asylum’
Records, memory and inquiry
Records, recordkeeping and Commissions of Inquiry: emerging trends and on-going issues
Thinking about publishing
Publishing with Taylor and Francis