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Upcoming Archives & Record Keeping Events Calendar

Contact the ARANZ Webmaster to list an event. Disclaimer: Please note that ARANZ takes no responsibility for the non-ARANZ events listed below & in no way should the inclusion of any given event be regarded as an ARANZ endorsement unless this is specifically stated. ARANZ has no association with many of these events & is merely providing a service to information professionals by listing events on this page that come to our attention. The text used in the event notices is usually providedby the event provider & as such should be read with that in mind, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or otherwise of such information.

ARANZ Conference - Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho 2018, Rotorua

This Māori archives and records theme conference will be held at Copthorne Hotel, Rotorua, 22-25 August 2018

Call for Papers

Locating Leaves: Identifying Early-Printed Fragments in the Turnbull Collections, 25 May 2017, Wellington

Both ARANZ Wellington Branch and LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui jointly invite you to the following event:

Locating Leaves: Identifying Early-Printed Fragments in the Turnbull Collections

Speaker: Anthony Tedeschi, Curator (Rare Books & Fine Printing), Alexander Turnbull Library

When: Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:30 pm (light refreshments), 6 - 6:50 p.m. (talk with Q&A)

Where: Ground Floor, National Library of New Zealand building, Molesworth Street, Wellington

Koha appreciated

Damaged books (and, sadly, sometimes undamaged copies) can wind up being dismembered and their leaves scattered into private and institutional collections around the world. Folders of unidentified, perhaps seemingly miscellaneous, printed fragments will not be unfamiliar to curators and librarians working in the field of rare books. In understanding and cataloguing our respective collections we must therefore ask ourselves: What are they? What were the parent texts? Where and when were they printed and by whom?

Join Anthony Tedeschi, Curator Rare Books & Fine Printing, as he discusses using examples from the Alexander Turnbull Library, the identification of early-printed fragments and the contextual history behind the destruction and dispersal of selected library collections.

RSVP to by 22 May 2017.

Archives and Copyright Seminar, 17 May 2017, Wellington

ARANZ Council is delighted to announce a seminar on Copyright and Archives, presented by the Asian Pacific Copyright Association, at our request.
The Copyright Act 1994 is overdue for review. It is evident that some sections were not drafted with our work in mind. When the review comes up, as a profession, we will need to be prepared to advocate for conditions that support us in providing access to both onsite and distance users. This seminar will assist in gaining background knowledge and will present some recommendations for change.
Please see below for location and registration details:
The Asian Pacific Copyright Association in conjunction with the Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research cordially invites you to attend a Seminar on Wednesday 17 May from 5.30 pm.
Archives and Copyright: Reconciling the Traditional with the Digital
Archives constitute the memory of nations and societies, shape their identity, and are a cornerstone of the information society. (International Council on Archives)
Archives are poorly served by copyright law. Broadly, the objectives of an archive are to preserve, to provide access and to maintain records. The potential for digital technologies and the Internet to contribute to archival objectives is, however, not adequately acknowledged in the Copyright Act 1994. For example, the permitted exceptions for archives are drafted from a traditional, analogue perspective, albeit with a few recent ‘tweaks’ to acknowledge digital technologies. Furthermore, they are confined to ‘not-for profit’ archives. Other important issues for archives include uncertainty around the use of orphan works and photographs, and how to provide access to archival materials for persons who cannot visit the physical archive. The seminar will explain the flaws of the permitted exceptions, the problems for specific categories of archival materials and will recommend some possible solutions.
Associate Professor Susan Corbett Susan teaches intellectual property, e-commerce, and contract law to business students at Victoria University. Her research is focused on digital copyright law, electronic commerce and the information economy. Current projects include an analysis of cultural property laws relevant to digital archiving.
Dr Jhonny Antonio Pabón Cadavid Jhonny was recently awarded his PhD for his dissertation on digital heritage law and currently researches on copyright law, knowledge management, legal history, cultural rights and heritage law. He also holds an MSc in knowledge management, from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
The seminar will be preceded by the APCA Annual General Meeting at 5.00 pm.
Victoria University of Wellington, Government Buildings, Lecture Theatre GB LT 1, 15 Lambton Quay, Wellington.
Refreshments will be available after the seminar.
This is a free seminar. For catering purposes, kindly RSVP (acceptances only) by Friday, 12 May to Vanessa Borg, at or telephone 04 463-5550.

Archives New Zealand Records and Information Management training 2017

- By Kylie Welch

Archives New Zealand work with external training providers to deliver records and information management training. These providers offer training courses that will build recordkeeping capability. The courses are run around the country on a regular basis.

Courses Archives New Zealand offer:

• Introduction to the Public Records Act 2005 for local government

• Introduction to the Public Records Act 2005

• Recordkeeping Metadata

• Digital Continuity

For information on these and other training opportunities, see the website or contact them:

2017 Public Records Act and Other Training Dates

- By Information Leadership

Courses for 2017 have been scheduled.

Information Leadership is pleased to be able to offer Public Records Act training courses as part of Archives New Zealand's official public record keeping capability programme. Past attendees rate them very highly in terms of knowledge transfer, engaging content and for being highly applicable to real world scenarios.

To see our full range of course dates for 2017 and to register, please see our website.

2017 Metadata and Digital Continuity Courses

- By Davanti Consulting

Davanti Consulting is happy to announce two Archives New Zealand training courses in Metadata and Digital Continuity. The courses are packed full of relevant, current content and align nicely to both the principles and specifics of the Record Management Standard for the Public Sector.

Do you want to influence technology decisions in your organisation?

To talk with confidence with ICT staff inside and outside your organisation?

Would it help your organisation if the staff who choose new systems and services had a clearer view of records management principles?

Both the Metadata and Digital Continuity training courses have a strong emphasis on practical digital records management. They explore the topics through case studies, current best practice and advice grounded in experience. Attendees with ICT backgrounds and no records management experience were very positive about recent course run-throughs.

Records management metadata is a key tool to support many aspects of modern records management – from establishing authenticity, through managing access, to making disposal decisions.

The digital continuity course has recently been revised and updated to add more content to support organisations migrating records between systems, from shared drives to ECMS and from one organisation to another. The course is chock full of case studies and real life examples, so there’s lots to learn and lots of opportunities to practice. Explore the issues, ways to identify risks, and find out practical things you can do to maximise your chances of keeping your digital records accessible for as long as they are required.

Registrations for these courses are made through Auldhouse: Metadata and Digital Contintuity.

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