Fires, Floods and Failures: Future Proofing against Disaster

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ALIA Universities and Research Libraries (URLs) & Blue Shield Australia


Date and location

Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Level 4 Conference Room - National Library of Australia


Draft program

9:00 - 9:30 am                     Registration & Coffee

9:30 – 9:40 am                 Welcome

9:40 – 10:20 am                   DISACT: Collection Disaster Planning & Recovery in the ACT

                                             Peter Appleton, Chair, Disaster ACT (DISACT)

                                             Disaster recovery planning at ANU Archives
                                             Kathryn Dan, University Archivist, Australian National University
                                             Beth Lonergan, Archivist, Australian National University

                                             Million Dollar Moths
                                             Sarah Clayton, Senior Conservator, Textiles, Australian War Memorial

10:20 – 10:50 am                 Disaster and Risk Management at Heritage Places: Mt Stromlo Observatory
                                             Amy Jarvis, Heritage Advisor, Australian National University

10:50 – 11:10 am                 MORNING TEA

11:10 – 11:40 am                 After the flood sweeps: future proofing and transformation   
                                             Roxanne Missingham, Chief Scholarly Information Services Officer and University Librarian, Australian National University
                                             Rebecca Barber, Information Access and Collection Management Coordinator, Australian National University

11:40 am – 12:10 pm           Are you prepared? Collection disaster planning for the 2020’s
                                              Kim Morris, Director, Art & Archival

12:10 pm – 12:50 pm           Blue Shield Australia Update: The Hague Convention and May Day
                                              Sue Hutley, ALIA Representative, Blue Shield Australia & Chair (July 2019 - June 2021), Blue Shield Australia
                                              Tanya Park, Chair, Blue Shield Australia

12:50 – 1:50 pm                    LUNCH

1:50 – 2:30 pm                    University Library Disasters: Case Studies
                                            Johanna Garnett, Executive Officer, Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University

2:30 – 3:00 pm                    Metadata to the rescue! How Libraries Australia can help in disaster recovery
                                            Margarita Moreno, Director (Acting), Libraries Australia
                                            Rebecca Higgins, Assistant Director (Acting), Data Services, Libraries Australia

3:00 – 3:50 pm                    Panel discussion (Kim, Johanna, Sue, Amy)

3:50 – 4:00 pm                 Closing remarks 

National Library of Australia
Parkes Place
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Wednesday 01 May 2019 9:30am to Sunday 25 July 2021 6:23pm
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