Join us in the heritage city of Parramatta, the geographical centre of Sydney, to explore the themes of collaboration, sustainability, accountability and transformation. Forging links: people, systems, archives will look at how technology is changing our work and how we relate to users, to records and content.
How are we as a profession evolving as the digital archivist takes shape as a role and an identity? How sustainable are the systems and collections we create? We will explore whether open government entails more or less accountability. There will be discussions on how we continue to innovate and transform what we do to better meet the needs of all stakeholders. Join us for four days of conversation, demonstrations and development. It promises to be engaging, stimulating and a great opportunity to share ideas and projects.
16 May 2016: Registrations open
31 July 2016: Early-bird registration closes
September 2016: Call for Discussion Space reports
Follow the discussion at #2016asalinks and on our Facebook page
Parramatta is home to Burramattagal clan of the Darug people and is Australia’s second oldest city, founded in 1788. It is located 23km (14miles) from the centre of Sydney and is well connected to Sydney Airport and the city by major arterial routes and express trains. Stay in Parramatta or Sydney and surrounding suburbs.
The Welcome Reception will be at the historic Old Government House on Tuesday 18 October 2016. The original construction of the site dates from 1799, and the building and domains are listed as one of 11 Australian Convict Sites given World Heritage status.
The two-day main conference proceedings on Wednesday and Thursday 19-20 October 2016 will be at the Parkroyal Parramatta, right in the heart of ‘Eat Street’ as the precinct around the Lennox Bridge and Church Street is known. The hotel is close to public transport options.
On behalf of the 2016 Conference Organising Committee, we invite you to come to Parramatta for the 2016 ASA National Conference!
2016 Conference Co-Convenors.
The ASA would like to thank Ancestry.com for supporting our conference.