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2017 Annual ASRA Conference
"Taking it On - Audio Archiving for the Next Generation"
"Every true thing has already been said, but each new generation must find a way to say it in their own words."
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2017 Conference Program (PDF)
This year's conference theme 'Taking it On - Audio Archiving for the Next Generation' explores the impact of generational change on sound and audiovisual archives. How might a new generation of globally connected sound practitioners and archivists and equipped with 21st Century skill sets transform our thinking about sound archives? What will the next generations want from our sound archives? How does the legacy of past and present generations of archivists meet their needs, and where does it fall short? The program will include papers by experts and practitioners with experience from across the audiovisual collections sector, including researchers, archivists, preservation specialists, collectors, oral historians, academics, broadcast professionals and creative practitioners.
The conference will explore sub-themes including:
How to Submit a Proposal
If you are interested in presenting a paper please contact us with a brief outline of your
Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Organising Committee, and successful applicants advised promptly by email.
Please include in this order:
Information on registration, accommodation and additional activities will be posted on the ASRA website following the abstract review process. ASRA intends to publish selected papers presented at the Conference in the ASRA Journal the Australasian Sound Archive. More information about the submission process is available on the ASRA website at www.asra.asn.au/journals.htm
For queries regarding the conference please contact:
Registration and Membership
All presenters are encouraged to be financial members of ASRA. Membership Applications can be completed online and enables you to obtain a discount on the cost of your conference registration. For further membership information, please contact or visit the ASRA Membership page.
ASRA was formed in 1986, from the Australian Branch of the International Association of Sound Archivists (IASA) and is an association for those interested in recorded sound. The Association is made up of professional sound archivists, curators, recording engineers, radio broadcasters, oral and social historians, sound artists, preservation specialists, researchers and private collectors, consisting of individuals and institutions with a strong interest in sound recording history, its development and all related activities. ASRA also publishes the Australasian Sound Archive, a journal that features papers by fellow professionals in the sound and archival industries and often includes papers delivered at the ASRA annual conference