Wellington Preserves: International Digital Preservation Day

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 9:03am

International Preservation Day

Date: Thursday, 30 November, 2017
Time: 5.30 - 7pm
Cost: Free
Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
Contact Details: For more information, email ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz.

Come and find out about what is happening in Wellington to preserve and give access to the digital heritage of New Zealand.

Supported by The National Library, Archives New Zealand, NSLA, LIANZA and ARANZ, this event is part of the inaugural International Digital Preservation Day.

A panel of speakers will outline some successes and future directions as well as give an insight into the practices of digital preservation professionals. More importantly, they will be answering your questions: why is it important; does it affect me; are we winning; and what can we do together?

Panel members will represent the National Library, Archives New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington, Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, and Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision.

We will also be screening Tim Wagg’s “Cold Storage”. This explores the shifting of the National Digital Heritage Archive from the basement of the National Library to a private infrastructure provider in Upper Hutt, revealing the massive amounts of energy, space and resourcing required to keep the cloud’s weightlessness afloat.

The event is aimed at anyone and everyone interested in how we ensure that events, interactions, documents, records being created now will be accessible for New Zealanders in the future.

5.30pm – Welcome, Antony Moss, Director Government Recordkeeping
5.35pm – Panel session
6.35pm – Screening and Thursday night nibbles
7pm – End

For more information contact: Lillie Le DorreJessica Moran or Peter McKinney.