In-depth series - Digital Preservation

The ALIA Information Online virtual conference saw over 2,700 delegates come together to engage in a thought-provoking wide range of topics to appeal to a multi-sector focus. Continue your educational journey with this four-part series as we hear from a wide variety of knowledgeable professionals and keynote speakers.  The In-depth series will delve deeper into specific industry trending topics to stimulate thought and guide industry professionals and leaders through personal and industry growth. ALIA and the conference committee have put together three half-day fully virtual events ranging over three months to giving individuals the choice to engage in topics specific to their interests or industry. This series gives individuals the option to register for each of the conferences depending on what topics most interest your educational growth.

The ALIA Information Online virtual conference saw over 2,700 delegates come together to engage in a thought-provoking wide range of topics to appeal to a multi-sector focus. Continue your educational journey with this four-part series as we hear from a wide variety of knowledgeable professionals and keynote speakers.  The In-depth series will delve deeper into specific industry trending topics to stimulate thought and guide industry professionals and leaders through personal and industry growth. 

ALIA and the conference committee have put together these half-day fully virtual events ranging over three months to giving individuals the choice to engage in topics specific to their interests or industry. This series gives individuals the option to register for each of the conferences depending on what topics most interest your educational growth.

Event Information

Additional Event Information.

Digital Preservation can be a complex topic - more than just digitisation, it can relate to almost every aspect of an organisation: collections, workforce capacity, organisational strategy and structure, technical support, equipment, advocacy, and funding.  The Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector shares a fundamental ethos to care for, steward, and make collections (digitised and born-digital) discoverable and accessible for as long as they are needed.  

Digital preservation is essential to deliver long term access to material that is digitised and that which is born digital. It requires new skills, systems and thinking. This session will bring experts together to help you understand the challenges, strategic and operational, to take actions to overcome deteriorating formats (physical and digital) and deliver access for future and current patrons.
 
Join us in the third In-depth series event covering the challenges, collaborations, and innovations that enable Digital Preservation. Be inspired and informed about the breadth of issues relating to digital preservation, including the challenge of preserving audio-visual archives on magnetic tape, hear about how mid-sized galleries, libraries, archives, and museums are getting started with digital preservation, and the issues surrounding the preservation of digital news and social media.  Whether you already have a preservation program or would like to start one you will be informed and inspired.

Event Delivery

This event takes place online.

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Program

Speakers

Keynote - Digital preservation, a matter of survival 

Nancy Bennison, Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NFSA 

Nancy Bennison is Acting CEO at the National Film and Sound Archive. Nancy has over 20 years' experience working in Executive, Finance, Change and Risk Management positions, operating at Director level for 12 years.  Nancy’s experience spans a number of different industries, geographies and skill sets. During her most recent roles, which include the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff role at the NFSA, leading the Business Improvement Functions at the NFSA and the Australian National University and working with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, Nancy has focused on organisation transformation.  Her passion is for people; to lead them effectively through organisational restructures and transformational change programs.

Nancy Bennison is Acting CEO at the National Film and Sound Archive. Nancy has over 20 years' experience working in Executive, Finance, Change and Risk Management positions, operating at Director level for 12 years. Nancy’s experience spans a number of different industries, geographies and skill sets. During her most recent roles, which include the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff role at the NFSA, leading the Business Improvement Functions at the NFSA and the Australian National University and working with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, Nancy has focused on organisation transformation.  Her passion is for people; to lead them effectively through organisational restructures and transformational change programs.

Getting in shape with Digital Preservation

Alexis Tindall, Manager of Digital Innovation at University of Adelaide Library

Alexis Tindall is Manager, Digital Innovation, at the University of Adelaide Library. In this role she is leading the development and implementation of a Digital Preservation Strategy and Roadmap for the Library, which encompasses the University Archives, Records and Special Collections. In addition to this, she is supporting data-enabled humanities and arts research with a program of events and strategic support. In previous roles, Alexis has worked in project management and skill development in digital arts, humanities and social sciences research, and in museum-based digitisation roles. She is passionate about digitisation, open scholarship and digital access to GLAM collections and research data.

Andrea Goethals, Digital Preservation Manager at National Library of New Zealand

Andrea oversees the National Library’s digital preservation programme and manages the team responsible for operating the National Digital Heritage Archive. She collaborates closely with others at the Library and around the world to advance digital preservation standards and practices. She co-chairs the Library’s Digital Research Working Group, runs the NZ DOI Consortium, and participates in many regional and national working groups (Australasia Preserves, IIPC Steering Committee, iPres WG, Digital Preservation Storage Criteria WG, DataCite CESG, NSLA DPN, DPC-Aus). 

Carey Garvie, Project Officer Digital Archives Innovation and Research National Archives of Australia

Carey Garvie works in the Digital Archives Innovation and Research team at the National Archives of Australia. Carey has a background in paper conservation and is currently undertaking a Masters in Information Studies specialising in Data Management.

Libor Coufal, Assistant Director, Digital Preservation at National Library of Australia

As Assistant Director, Digital Preservation, Libor is responsible for coordinating digital preservation activities across NLA to deliver the NLA Digital Preservation Strategic Plan, preparing policies, implementing systems, tools and workflows as well as operational management of the Digital Preservation team including implementation, maintenance and administration of NLA’s digital preservation system, Preservica. He is also leading NLA’s applied research on file-format support and implementation of the NLA Digital Preservation Knowledge Base. He co-edited the 2017 Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues’ special edition on digital preservation.

Jaye Weatherburn, Digital preservation at The University of Melbourne and with the Digital Preservation Coalition

Facilitator Jaye Weatherburn is the Program Manager, Digital Preservation at the University of Melbourne, and Head of Australasia and Asia-Pacific with the international charitable foundation the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC). Jaye’s work at the University of Melbourne involves overseeing and coordinating the implementation of the university’s ten-year digital preservation strategy, and the subsequent development of the emerging business-as-usual program for digital preservation activities. With the DPC, Jaye’s current two-year secondment (2020-2021) involves planning and delivering the DPC programme in the Australasian region, with the goal of enhancing digital preservation awareness and practice for the broad local community through DPC activities and dedicated support for the regional digital preservation community of practice, Australasia Preserves. Jaye is co-author (with Ross Harvey) of "Preserving Digital Materials", 3rd ed (2018), and was an Editorial Assistant for the Australian Library Journal (2014-2016). She holds a Master of Information Management and a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT University, and a Bachelor of Film and Television from the Victorian College of the Arts.

 Divergent conservation: cultural sector opportunities and challenges relating to the development of time-based art conservation in Australasia

Asti Sherring, Time-based art Conservator and PHD candidate, University of Canberra

Asti Sherring is a Paper, Photographs and Time-Based Art Conservator. She has completed a Bachelor of Media Arts from Sydney University and a Masters of Materials Conservation at Melbourne University. Asti held the position of Senior Time-Based Art Conservator at The Art Gallery of New South Wales between 2015 - 2020. She has also worked at institutions including The University of Newcastle, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA, The 20th and 21st Biennale of Sydney, The National Archives of Australia and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.  Asti is currently undertaking postgraduate research at the University of Canberra, which explores contemporary conservation theories and practices surrounding the preservation of works that are virtual, ephemeral, immersive, participatory, and technology based.

Keynote conversation 
Born Digital – Endangered but not too late: preserving the digital ‘first draft’ of history

Edward McCain, Digital Curator of Journalism at Missouri School of Journalism 

As Digital Curator of Journalism, Edward McCain leads the Journalism Digital News Archive (JDNA); a strategic change agenda addressing issues surrounding access and preservation of born-digital news collections. McCain’s position is a joint effort between the University of Missouri Libraries and the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. He works with faculty and staff at the Missouri School of Journalism and the journalism industry, building a framework of linked programs and functions designed to support and enhance digital news archives.

McCain holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism and Master of Arts degree in information resources and library science with a graduate certificate in digital information management from the University of Arizona.

Professor Axel Bruns, Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Communication at Queensland University of Technology

Axel Bruns is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Professor in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. His books include Are Filter Bubbles Real? (2019) and Gatewatching and News Curation: Journalism, Social Media, and the Public Sphere (2018), and the edited collections Digitizing Democracy (2019), the Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics (2016), and Twitter and Society (2014). His current work focusses on the study of user participation in social media spaces, and its implications for our understanding of the contemporary public sphere, drawing especially on innovative new methods for analysing 'big social data'. He served as President of the Association of Internet Researchers in 2017–19. His research blog is at http://snurb.info/, and he tweets at @snurb_dot_info.

Conference committee

ALIA would like to thank the program committee for all of their invaluable work in the planning and development of the conference program.

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When
16/09/2021 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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