Australian Society of Archivists RAPPSIG seminar

Computer-controlled stereophonic sound chairs grouped around a scale model of the NSW Parkes radio telescope, Australian Pavilion, Expo, Montreal, Canada 1967 from the National Archives of Australia, AA1982/206, 44

On the 20 October, the Australian Society of Archivists will be holding its 2011 Symposium, Archiving the Iconic, at Luna Park as well as a number of pre and post symposium events.

One of these events will be a seminar held by the Reference, Access and Public Programs Special Interest Group on Friday, 21 October, looking at the experiences of our major archives, libraries and museums in using digital technology, and in particular, social media applications (like this blog, our facebook page and our twitter stream) to present their collections online and engage with their audiences.

Emma Grahame, the Dictionary’s Editorial Coordinator, will be speaking, along with representatives from the Powerhouse, the State Library of NSW, State Records Authority of NSW, the National Archives, the Queensland State Archives and the Public Record Office Victoria.

New technology in the workplace, 1980 from the National Archives of Australia A6180, 13/6/80/23

This should be a fascinating discussion and a great opportunity to hear about the work that goes into presenting all those wonderful online galleries, blogs, flickr feeds and twitter streams: what’s involved, what works well, and the implications for resource management.

The seminar will be held at History House, 133 Macquarie Street and starts at 9am on Friday, 21 October 2011. It will finish at 12.30 and costs $60 for non-ASA members to attend. To attend this or any of the other Symposium events, go to the Australian Society of Archivists website www.archivists.org.au and download the registration form, or email: events@archivists.org.au or call 1800 622 251

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