Events Calendar

DPC Australasia & Asia-Pacific Office: Relaunch Roadshow

21 Mar 2023 at 4:30pm - 29 Mar 2023 at 5:00pm UTC+11

Following the successful establishment of our Melbourne Office in 2020, we will officially launch the DPC’s Australasia and Asia Pacific program with a series of events in New Zealand and Australia to celebrate the work of our Members in the region and showcase some new DPC resources!

Between 21 and 29 March William Kilbride, Executive Director of the DPC, and Robin Wright, Head of the DPC Australasia & Asia-Pacific office, will host high-profile events in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and Wellington. During this roadshow they will introduce the work of the Digital Preservation Coalition and celebrate the opening of our Australasian & Asia-Pacific office. 

The events organized in these cities will focus on the importance of digital preservation for the future of cultural and information resources in the 21st century. We have invited industry experts to discuss the current challenges around digital preservation and showcase the work being done by local DPC members to preserve our digital heritage. 

Please join us to celebrate and learn about some of the most important challenges facing memory and other digital organisations around the globe who are working together on the critical task of preserving our digital bits forever! 

Tuesday 21 March 2023

Location: ACMI

Time: 16:30 - 18:30 UTC+11 (click for local time)

Join us for the launch of the Australasia & Asia-Pacific office of the DPC with an introduction from DPC member the University of Melbourne and hear about the activities of other local DPC members. This session will include an introduction by William Kilbride and messages from the DPC President Richard Ovenden OBE from the Bodleian Library and the Chair of the DPC Executive Council Dr Juan Bicarregui from UKRI. There will be a discussion with our local members on the digital preservation challenges that will need to be addressed in our region over the next decade and the interaction with Australia’s new Cultural Policy - Revive.

  • William Kilbride, Executive Director, Digital Preservation Coalition
  • Donna McRostie, Deputy Director, Research and Collection Stewardship, Melbourne University
  • Carey Garvie, Senior Digital Preservation Specialist, State Library of Victoria

Wednesday 22 March 2023

Location: NFSA – Arc Cinema

Time: 10:30 - 12:30 UTC +11 (click for local time)

At this session the DPC will screen selected recordings from the AI for Digital Preservation event held recently in the UK, followed by a local panel discussing issues arising for digital preservation from AI technologies. It will provide an opportunity for digital preservation practitioners to engage with some of the issues and opportunities being created by AI for those managing digital collections for the long-term.

  • William Kilbride, Executive Director, Digital Preservation Coalition
  • Yaso Arumugam, Assistant Director-General for Data and Digital, National Archives of Australia
  • Keir Winesmith, Chief Digital Officer, National Film and Sound Archive
  • Ingrid Mason, co-convenor AI4LAM regional chapter for Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand

Thursday 23 March 2023

Location: Art Gallery NSW, Centenary auditorium

Time: 15:00 – 17:00 (preceded by tour of new building/followed by drinks in archive) (click for local time)

The Art Gallery of NSW, a local member of the DPC, is hosting this session to highlight the complex requirements of digital preservation for First Nations material. Cultural institutions are increasingly required to manage both born digital and digitized copies of art works and associated material. The range of digital formats and forms of creativity employed by artists both now and in the future, creates challenges for long-term preservation of our artistic heritage. This session will explore the different issues facing digital archivists when engaging with First Nations art and the technical and social complexities that need to be addressed to provide appropriate protection for this material.

  • William Kilbride, Executive Director, Digital Preservation Coalition
  • Kirsten Thorpe, Senior Researcher, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research
  • Joanna Fleming, Digital Preservation Manager, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Monday 27 March 2023
Wellington, New Zealand

Location: Archives NZ, Poutama Room 

Time: 14.00-16.00 (NZDT)

This session of the tour will be an invitation-only roundtable for organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand responsible for preserving digital cultural heritage and government information. The session will explore digital preservation activities and challenges in New Zealand and across the Pacific, and opportunities for collaboration. It will also be an opportunity to learn about the work of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and explore how the DPC could help address regional challenges.

  • Mike Chapman, Manager System Strategy and Standards, Archives NZ
  • Andrea Goethals, Digital Preservation Manager, National Library NZ

Wednesday 29 March 2023

Location: State Library of South Australia 
Time: tbd

The final session of the tour will be a visit to the State Library of South Australia (SLSA), followed by an invitation-only session at the University of Adelaide.

  • Kimberly Dye, Team Leader Digitisation & Digital Preservation, State Library of South Australia 
  • Alexis Tindall, Digital Innovation Manager, University of Adelaide

If you would like to know more about the DPC Australasia & Asia-Pacific Office Relaunch Roadshow, or about our Melbourne office, please contact Robin Wright at

Recordings (DPC Members, please log in to view all recordings)

ACMI, Melbourne - Welcome

ACMI, Melbourne - Introductions

ACMI, Melbourne - Presentations from DPC Members

Event Location: Australasia