Conference Program and Presentations

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.

Click these links for Keynote Speakers and Speaker Profiles, as well Speaker Abstracts

Click this link for access to the conference photo album

Wednesday 19 October - Main Conference Program Day 1

Thursday 20 October - Main Conference Program Day 2

Conference Program Day 1

8.00

Registration Desk Open: please be seated by 8.55am

9.00

Welcome to Country - Bruce Gale

Video on youtube

Welcome to Conference

9.15

Session 1:KEYNOTE - COLLABORATION

Associate Professor Tim Sherratt (University of Canberra): Turning the Inside Out

Conference Video on youtube

Cassie Findlay (Digital Archivist): Archival activism: collaboration and transformation

Conference Video on youtube

10.45

MORNING TEA Sponsored by Charles Sturt University

11.15

Session 2:
ACCESS AND ARCHIVES

Hardy & Di Gravio: Talking Rings of contemporary archives, speaking history and social sound platforms

Conference video on youtube

Session 3: VOLUNTEERS IN ARCHIVES

Pelosi: State Records NSW Volunteer Program

Session 4:
COLLECTING ARCHIVES

Rutz & Carney: We accepted it and they are coming: Managing acquisitions of Heritage Collections Project Management in the State Library of NSW: A Practical Approach

11.45

Beasley & Carmichael: "Wow, how cool is this?" Innovative technology giving visitors access to digitised collections in the new Geelong Library & Heritage Centre

Skinner: Building the Researchers of the Future: Internships at the Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU)

McMahon: Donor Collections Navigating donor/archive relationship

12.15

Hurley: Access to Archives (& Other Records) in the Digital Age

Conference Video on youtube

de Villiers, Laurent & Stueven: An Unexamined Link: Volunteers in Australian Archives and Records Management

Young, Crook, Ellis & Gilchrist: The Design History Research Archive

12.45

LUNCH

Branch and SIG Convenors meeting

13.30

Session 5:
DESCRIPTION & INNOVATION

Spencer: Binary Trees? Automatically identifying the links between born-digital records

Conference video on youtube

Session 6:
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Gilroy: Expert Nation: Universities, War and 1920s & 30s Australia

Session 7:
DISCUSSION SPACE 1

Lise Summers
Barbara Reed
Warwick Hunter
Greg Rolan
Peta Jane Blessing
Gene Melzack
Anna Blackman
Jessica Coates

Full details available from Discussion Space program page

14:00

Laurent: Broken links, broken trust: why 404 errors have the power to traumatise

Conference video on youtube

Edmonds & Peck: Literary giants: revealing the Angus & Robertson collection

14.30

Letourneau, Farrugia & Tuohy: PROVisualizer :a tool for giving researchers a high level view of the scope of the collections

Conference video on youtube

Lovelady: Gallipoli Dead from Western Australia: Naming The Lost

15.00

AFTERNOON TEA
Marsden Room

15.30

Ancestry and the Archives Community Jared Akenhead

15.45

Session 8: LORIS WILLIAMS MEMORIAL LECTURE

Beyond Access: 20 years since the ASA Policy on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Records

  • Dr Tiffany McComsey (Kinchela Boy's Home CEO)
  • Dr Shannon Faulkhead (Monash University)
  • Narissa Timbery (2015 Loris Williams Scholarship holder, PhD student)
  • Lyndon Ormond-Parker (University of Melbourne)

Panel will be moderated by Kirsten Thorpe and Nathan Sentance

Conference Program Day 2

8.30

Registration Desk Opens

9.00

Session 9: KEYNOTE – Perspectives on records and archives: an update from the Royal Commission

Justice Jennifer Coate (Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse)

10.00

Session 10: TOWARDS A NATIONAL SUMMIT

Setting the Records Straight for the Rights of the Child

Barbara Reed, Sue McKemmish, Frank Golding, Bonnie Dyuric.
Moderator: Joanne Evans.

11.00

MORNING TEA
Sponsored by Charles Sturt University

11.30

Session 11:
THE UBIQUITOUS ARCHIVE

Jones, Verhoeven, Findlay: The Ubiquitous Archive: non-binary perspectives on contemporary humanities practice

Conference video Jones on youtube

Conference video Verhoeven on youtube

Conference video Findlay on youtube

Conference video panel discussion on youtube

Session 12:
GOVERNMENT RECORDKEEPING

Alefaio: There are no substitutes for good friends and a good education

Session 13:
SCIENCE AND ARCHIVES

Cooper, Abdullah-Highfold, Zilio: Reconstructing Australia's Genetic Past

12.00

Rapson: The Recordkeeping Behaviours of New Zealand Government Employees

12.30

Macfarlane: Is the original record king? A National Archives of Australia digital initiative

13.00 LUNCH

13.45

Session 14:
DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

Flemming, Byrne, Jolley, Joliffe, Humphries:
Current Trends in Digital Collecting: Theory and Practice

Session 15:
ARCHIVAL LINKS

Kearney: Museums have archives? Using digitisation and transcription to reunite archives and collections

Session 16: DISCUSSION SPACE 2

Lachlan Glanville
Susan Kennedy
Katharine Stuart
Kylie Moloney
Hannah Hibbert
Steven Miller
Carmen Anderer
Michaela Hart

Full details available from Discussion Space program page.

14.15

Love & Cox: Transitioning from TAPUHI – Implementing a new collection management system at the Alexander Turnbull Library

14.45

Jones: Missing Links: museum archives as evidence, context and content

15.15

AFTERNOON TEA

15.45

Session 17: KEYNOTE - On the Crest of a Wave: Transforming the Archival Future

Dr Laura Millar (Archives Consultant, Canada)

Conference video on youtube

16.45

Closing Remarks & Conference 2017 launch

ASA President and the 2017 Conference Convenor

17.30

CLOSING DRINKS @ The Woolpack Hotel