Registration for the SARBICA workshops has been extended to 31 March 2019. Take a closer look at the workshop offerings and register today!
Workshop: Oral History Methodology
Rooted variously in folk and academic traditions, Oral History is both an art and science. What makes an interview a piece of oral history? How are oral historians different from journalists and reporters? How is oral history recorded? Experts from the Oral History Centre at the National Archives of Singapore, Dr Lye Soo Choon and Mark Wong, will answer these questions and more at the Oral History Methodology workshop.
Workshop: Preservation of AV Materials
Cassette, compact flash, VHS, betamax, shellac, vinyl, film… overwhelmed by the array of AV media and formats? Not sure how to take care of your old VHS home video collection? At the Preservation of AV Materials workshop taught by Digital Curation Specialist at the State Library of New South Wales, Joanna Fleming, participants will not only learn to identify AV materials, but will also gain knowledge on how to digitise and preserve them.
Managing heritage collections is not just the work of museum curators or private collectors. More and more corporate and government organisations are setting up heritage galleries to commemorate their milestones and achievements. How can heritage collections be protected from damage? What is a man-made hazard? Do sprinkler systems pose unexpected risks? What about hand sanitisers? Are you emergency-ready? How can you be sure? Attend the Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Heritage Collections workshop by Josephine Chang from the National Gallery Singapore!
Not all archival materials have to stay buried deep in secret state vaults and top-security repositories? Archival materials of personal value are powerful resources that can be tapped on to engage diverse communities and establish cross-generational connections. Through interdisciplinary practice, explore the creative, artistic, and interpretative uses of personal archival materials with Pam Schweitzer, MBE, writer, theatre director, and founder of the European Reminiscence Network.
Workshop: Digital Preservation
The Digital Preservation workshop addresses challenges in records management and archiving in the digital age, a hot-button topic for governments, cultural institutions, and corporate organisations alike. What can organisations do to cope with technological advancement and prepare for technological obsolescence? Where can we begin to develop our organisations’ digital preservation capabilities? Don’t miss insights from Adrian Brown, Director of the Parliamentary Archives UK, and William Kilbride, Executive Director of the Digital Preservation Coalition.
For workshop dates and capacities, view the workshops summary here.