Lost in the Cloud : Saving Humanity’s Digital Documentary Heritage
This symposium will explore the nature of digital heritage and the vulnerabilities that place it at risk. Speakers from government, academia and the ICT industry will consider the implications, threats and opportunities presented by technological advancements, including the loss of documentary heritage to future memory, education and cultural heritage.
Wednesday, 9am-4pm, 3 October, 2018
Realm Hotel, Canberra, Australia
Registration from 8.30am
9.00 Opening statement – Kylie Walker, Chair of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO and Chief Executive Officer of Science and Technology Australia
9.20 UNESCO statement – David Fricker, Vice-President of the UNESCO Memory of the World International Advisory Committee
9.45 Keynote speaker: Tim Gollins, Head of Digital Archiving, National Records of Scotland
10.30 Morning tea
11.00 Panel 1: Digital – What are the preservation challenges for documentary heritage?
• Panel MC: Kylie Walker, Chair of the National Australian Commission for UNESCO
• Tim Gollins, Head of Digital Archiving, National Records of Scotland
• Meg Labrum, General Manager, Collections and Access, National Film and Sound Archive
• Representative, Dell EMC
• Anne Lyons, Visiting Fellow, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
1.30 Keynote Speaker: Dr Maya Haviland, School of Archaeology and Anthropology,
Australian National University
2.15 Panel 2: Memory, education and cultural heritage – What are the threats, implications and opportunities?
• Panel MC: David Fricker, Director-General, National Archives of Australia
• Dr Maya Haviland, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University
• Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, Director-General, National Library of Australia
• Craig Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
• Professor Ross Harvey, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
3.45 Summation – David Fricker