29 November 2018 | 10:00 – 12:30 AEDT Acton ACT 2601, Australia | Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

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To celebrate World Digital Preservation Day, AIATSIS will host the November monthly meetup for the Australasia Preserves digital community of practice, with support provided by AARNet. This Canberra-based event will feature presentations and provocations on the importance of digital preservation, and articulate the need for new stakeholders to become more involved in digital stewardship. Ross Harvey and Jaye Weatherburn will explore some of the ways in which digital preservation can expand to incorporate new perspectives and ways of working, and how collaboration and community building remain essential for the success of long-term digital preservation.

This event will be livestreamed. Register here for the livestream

Jaye Weatherburn is a Data Stewardship Coordinator at the University of Melbourne, working to improve and support data stewardship and digital preservation capability.

Dr Ross Harvey is an adjunct professor at Monash University, Melbourne, having previously held academic positions at universities in Australia, Singapore, and the United States. His research interests focus on the stewardship of digital materials in libraries and archives, particularly on its preservation. Ross has published widely in the fields of bibliographic organization, library education, the preservation of library and archival material, and newspaper history. His most recent books are (with Jaye Weatherburn) Preserving Digital Materials, 3rd ed. (2018) and (with Gillian Oliver) Digital Curation, 2nd ed. (2016).

Gerald Preiss is currently Manager of Preservation Digitisation Audiovisual Media at AIATSIS. He has previously managed print and photographic digitisation projects at AIATSIS and has worked in photographic roles in Federal Government Cultural Heritage institutions and the Tertiary education sector. He is particularly interested in the opportunities presented by the continuing development of integrated analogue and digital Collection management, digitisation and preservation practices.


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