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Archives Amplified
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    Australian Society of Archivists presents


    Connect, Challenge, Reimagine

    Conference Recordings

    14 - 17 September 2021


    Archives Amplified: Connect, Challenge, Reimagine

    Archives Amplified: Connect, Challenge, Reimagine


    Definition of amplify (am-pli-fy)

    1. to expand by the use of detail, illustration or closer analysis; to expand one’s remarks or ideas;
    2. to enlarge upon or add context (to a story or statement)
    3. to grow in size or effect;
    4. to increase the strength or amount of, especially: to make louder

    How do we ‘amplify’ archives in a disrupted world? In an environment where change is the only constant, challenges such as the global pandemic are making us rethink, reimagine, redefine and redesign established approaches. Join us for our virtual conference and experience as Archives Amplified 2021 explores the ever-expanding and changing boundaries of archives and the archival profession.

    Archives Amplified will provide a platform for finding creative solutions to new and shared challenges. The theme is open to encompass many ideas and topics, and we welcome creative responses. A broad range of topics will be explored, focused on the central theme of ‘amplify’. These may include, but are not limited to:

    • Reimagining the potential of archives in an environment disrupted by pandemics, climate change and social upheaval
    • Growing and supporting diversity and inclusivity
    • Increasing visibility, access and understanding of archival holdings in an ever more virtual world
    • Digital transformation and innovation
    • Disruptive thinking and organisational change
    • Removing barriers and breaking down borders;
    • Advocacy and sustainability
    • Collaboration, participation and engagement
    • Strategies for documenting society in an enduring, connected and sustainable manner when everyone can be a 'citizen archivist'
    • Connecting with and engaging new audiences;
    • Removing barriers and breaking down borders;

    Archives Amplified 2021 invites you to join the conversation so we can amplify the role of archives into the future.

    Keynote Speakers


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