2017 Annual ASRA Conference

25 Oct 2017 to 26 Oct 2017
Acton, ACT, Australia

his year's conference theme 'Taking it On - Audio Archiving for the Next Generation' explores the impact of generational change on sound and audiovisual archives. How might a new generation of globally connected sound practitioners and archivists and equipped with 21st Century skill sets transform our thinking about sound archives? What will the next generations want from our sound archives? How does the legacy of past and present generations of archivists meet their needs, and where does it fall short? The program will include papers by experts and practitioners with experience from across the audiovisual collections sector, including researchers, archivists, preservation specialists, collectors, oral historians, academics, broadcast professionals and creative practitioners.

The conference will explore sub-themes including:

    Born digital - digital natives and the digital ecology.
    Succession - from both sides.
    Radical! - new ideas and challenging the status quo.
    Ways of working - adapting to a changing workplace.
    Expectations - how are they changing?
    Technology - risks and opportunities.
    Retro - when "old" becomes "cool".
    Knowledge Management.

As with all ASRA Conferences we plan to celebrate our diversity and are seeking to include papers which explore emerging technologies and business models.