Opening the Archives Conference: 2024 Call for Contributions

Join ASA, ARANZ and PARBICA in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa this October to share your experiences & strategies for Opening the Archives through access, engagement or other innovative avenues.

The conference aims to bring together a wide range of views on what ‘opening’ the archives means; how this has been, or might be, achieved, and when it should not. It is also a space to explore the challenges and opportunities posed by new technologies, increased accessibility, and the acknowledgement of historical and cultural sensibilities.

People can present online or in-person.

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital accessibility
  • Access to and repatriation of displaced archives
  • Privacy and ethical considerations
  • Cultural considerations
  • Audiences: who is missing?
  • Social responsibility
  • Reparative description
  • Indigenous self-determination
  • Teaching with archives
  • Community outreach and access
  • Archival education
  • Using technology to improve engagement
  • Impact of digital transformation on archival concepts
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Big data

The Call for Contributions is now open and will close on NZDT: 1:59 AM Saturday 17 February 2024

More details can be found here.